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A refreshing beach-inspired color palette was infused throughout the home's design. Blue and white textiles in fresh cottons and linens are used in every room. English and her team designed more than half of the furniture in the house. It was a ton of work, but the personalized result was worth it.
Couch: Custom, upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric
Coffee Table: Williams-Sonoma Home
Rug: Jayson Home
Since the home was brand new, English and her team had an almost-blank canvas to work with. "It was fun to highlight those particular features that are intrinsic to the style of the home, while allowing the architecture to be a backdrop for something fresh and modern," English says.
Curtains: Custom, Bergamo fabric
Arm Chair: Custom, Larsen fabric
Pillows: Custom, Kathryn Ireland fabric
English kept the kitchen design relatively simple. The kitchen is by no means small — it's a great kitchen to entertain in — but it's also very simple and manageable.
While most of the lighting in this house — including these kitchen pendants — was chosen by the builder, the fixtures are all tasteful and simple, so they didn't cause any conflicts in the interior design scheme. Custom white cabinetry pops against the mosaic backsplash, keeping the kitchen looking fresh and clean. The countertops are all a custom concrete blend — easy to clean, durable and easy to maintain.
Backsplash: Ann Sacks
The kitchen is connected to a small sitting room, which is conducive to entertaining and controlling the overflow of too many cooks in the kitchen.
Surprisingly, this project came up out of the blue for English. The client asked her real-estate agent for design references, and English sat down with her for an interview. The interview lasted only 15 minutes, but went extremely well. "The client felt very comfortable with us," English says. "She knew that we got her sensibility."
The master bedroom is English's favorite room in this house. The spacious room has its own bathroom and a balcony overlooking a lush garden. The upholstered plantation-style bed frame and bench lend a feminine touch.
Carpeting: Mansour Modern
Bench: Custom, upholstered in Rose Tarlow fabric
Curtains: Custom, made with Rogers & Goffigon Fabric
A large four-poster bed anchors the guest room, and a comfortable chaise provides a cozy place to sip coffee and read.
Bed frame: Oly Studio
Wall color: Dunn-Edwards, Silver Fern
Rug: Merida Carpets
Chaise: Custom, upholstered in Cowtan & Tout fabric
Side Table: Mecox Gardens, with Calcutta marble top
Curtains: Custom, made with Rogers & Goffigon fabric
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