A Look Inside Designer Kelley Proxmire’s Home

A Mark Hampton dining table from the 1960s brings a modern vibe to the mostly traditional setting.

When the hunger for change flares, Kelley simply swaps out accent colors for an instant refresher. In the dining room, a painting with a splash of coral inspired her to add coral accents to the table and a coral cushion to the settee, enlivening the black, white, and yellow scheme. On the screened porch, lime-green garden seats and cushions bring an unexpected twist to the classic blue-and-white scheme. “There’s a universality to the pairing of blue and white. I’m always drawn to it in fabrics and in the things I collect,” the designer says.

Kelley’s lessons on display in the home are numerous, from the impact of symmetry to the enduring appeal of classic color schemes. But her most important takeaway is harder to follow and requires focus—discern what brings you joy and pursue those things with passion.

Find more photos of this beautiful design in our March/April 2018 issue.

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