Photography By: Christine Michelle Photography
It’s going on almost a year since we completed this home, and we’re still in love with everything about it - wonderful clients, a beautifully built home and a polished-yet-laid-back vibe with a hint of whimsy that we can’t get enough of. We should start by saying that the architecture in this home is lovely - high ceilings, big windows and long, wide hallways that separate the living spaces - an elevated take on an open plan layout with a touch more definition. This airiness really influenced our design choices throughout the home, and we embraced the bright, clean aesthetic whilst warming things up with an eclectic mix of furnishings, warm natural textures and soft window treatments, with vintage finds sprinkled throughout for added character.
You might have seen a peek of each of these spaces over on RUE (read it here if you missed it!) when #projectnamastayinthegables made her official debut earlier this year, and we can’t wait to share even more of the gorgeous details with you here! We’re kicking things off with the Entryway and Library.
The view from the front doors is stunning - a long hallway leads straight to the back of the home, so you’re greeted with views of the patio, pool and greenery the moment you walk in. A rustic console anchors the entry vignette on the main wall in this space, with a trio of baskets below to catch shoes.
The rug is a lucky vintage find - the perfect size, and we love the subtle blue tone against the warm wood flooring!
We love to incorporate mirrors into entry spaces, to bounce light (and to check your reflection as you’re running out the door!) - this round sunburst version was the perfect thing to add a little texture and a hint of brass to the vignette.
The room just off the entry was originally an empty white box. Our clients had dreams of turning this space into a library to house their extensive book collection, so we designed built-in shelving that wraps around two walls to accommodate. In addition to housing books, the shelves also provide some lovely display space for some of the objects and artwork the family has collected over years of traveling and international moves. We love all the little styled moments sprinkled throughout, and especially love that we were able to include meaningful objects to make things feel more personal!
Photography: Christine Michelle Photography
Our favorite feature in the library is the built-in sofa nook, which we recessed into the shelving. We love how the lower “ceiling” height in this little nook gives it an extra cozy vibe. To make sure the sofa feels as comfy as it looks, we upholstered the cushions in a super soft grey linen and added lots of throw cushions to the mix. We finished things off with a pair of brass articulating sconces.
The opposite wall is home to another cozy reading nook - a green velvet chair positioned right in front of one of the big windows - and a small desk space, which comes in equally handy for WFH or virtual schooling. We even added a hidden printer tray in one of the built-in cabinets to house necessary (but less-than-cute) tech.