Photography by Christine Michelle Photography
We're continuing our tour of this beautiful home, with it's elevated-yet-laid back style and hint of whimsy, with a reveal of the living room, dining room and kitchen (see part 1, the Entryway and Library reveal, here, or catch the full photo tour over on RUE!) The living and dining areas are situated on either side of the main hallway on the ground floor, with open archways allowing for beautiful glimpses into each space. You'll find the kitchen at the end of a sunny hallway, flooded with natural light thanks to the french doors.
In the living room, we wanted to create a feeling of comfort balanced with beautiful design (this space is on view from the rest of the ground floor, after all!). The oversized brass fixture is a definite showstopper, and because the floor plan is so open it grabs your attention from all of the surrounding rooms.
The seating area is rounded out with a mix of textures, with the oak coffee table, casual linen sofa, woven rattan chairs and vintage wooden stools blending to create an eclectic mix. We had the back cushions on the chairs re-upholstered in one of our favorite Susan Connor fabrics, and we love the beautiful pop of color and pattern that they lend to the space.
Pretty details all around the frame are a must when selecting chairs that will be seen from all angles. We selected these for the woven rattan panels on the sides and back, which add a ton of natural texture.
The dining area sits just across the hallway from the living room, and offered another blank canvas design wise. We added a bit of character and dimension with custom paneling, designed to tie in with the door style in the library cabinetry. An extra-long oak table maximizes seating for entertaining.
The star of the show in this space is, without a doubt, the pink Paule Marrot art piece on the main wall, flanked by a pair of brass alabaster sconces. These cast a gorgeous glow in the evening and we're still obsessed!
Just off the dining room is the Kitchen, and while we didn't get to design the cabinetry (the builder had already selected and installed the beautiful cabinetry), we did get to bring the space to life with furniture, lighting above the island, and accessories. We added a round table with seating for more casual meals, along with a cozy window bench that's perfect for morning coffee. Our favorite piece in this space just might be the antique cabinet we sourced, which we styled with a leaning mirror, artwork, and a textural table lamp.