And although pretty, the décor is deceptively durable. “This is a family home with children and constant guests and entertaining,” says the designer. “We used outdoor fabrics, cowhide, and leather on most of the upholstery, which can withstand a damp bathing suit.” Runnels even had a dining-room table custom made, with concrete legs that resemble pleated fabric, making it beautiful and indestructible. Many pieces were chosen for their versatility as well. Stools in the foyer can be pulled into the main living space for extra seating, and a clever sectional sofa in the third floor entertainment space can easily be reconfigured to suit a number of activities. Striking light fixtures with a modern edge sparkle throughout, including a glass one in the entry that resembles cascading bubbles. “I’m not a fan of a lot of accessories, but I look to art, lighting, and fabrics to bring texture and engage the eye,” says Runnels.