Aside from scale, color is in abundance but not overwhelming. “The homeowner loves color but didn’t want it in your face, especially on the main floor,” Morris says. To achieve this balance in the entry hall and adjacent dining room, the designer used a range of purples from lavender to plum. The result is a space that reads as a neutral yet fits well in a home filled with pops of color throughout its footprint. A prime example is the eggplant-hued range that takes center stage in the predominantly white kitchen.
The main level’s muted undertones give way to bolder palettes upstairs, creating a more whimsical look in the three children’s bedrooms. Color combinations, including chocolate and orange, eggplant and sunny yellow, and emerald and ocean blue, define the rooms, giving each one an identity and personality all its own. Similarly, the lavender guest bedroom—which opens to a bunkroom with three twin beds—feels like a playful escape thanks to a striped paint treatment that extends to the ceiling. “The ceiling comes to a point, so it was quite the math equation to figure out the width of each stripe in order to make them appear all the same to the eye,” Morris says. “I love how cozy this room turned out.”