A Timeless Home Filled with Old and New

She knew that anything too stuffy would not fit her clients’ age and stage in life and this included the dining room. “Since it is becoming increasingly rare that clients ask me to create formal dining rooms, I had great fun with this one,” the designer explains. She started with a classic table, and then added feminine chairs with curves, finally layering in contemporary pieces such as the white console tables, lamps, and art. To keep the room from going too formal, more casual elements appear such as the linen slipcovered host chairs and benches in an unexpected hand-blocked print.

The master bath has such beautiful natural light that everything is intentionally simple with unlined linen café curtains.

Several commissioned pieces bring additional character, including a large abstract painting, which is the star of the living room. Couch also included old silver and brass accents for a sense of history and needed patina. “In a new home, it is more important than ever that the rooms look layered and collected,” she says. “That balance is crucial to giving the interiors a desired look that feels evolved and not acquired overnight.” And of course, it also feels timeless.

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