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The living room is set up to be visible right from the home's double front entry doors. An axis runs from the entry gates through a front courtyard and all the way to the living room fireplace, immediately drawing the eye to the center of the space.
"There's a grandness to the room, accentuated by high ceilings and wood beams," says Tewes. "But there's still warmth, which is inviting and comfortable." The rustic chandelier and sconces in the living room were designed and handmade by local artisans.
The clients have designed several of their homes over the years and have a great sense of their personal style and taste. "The one consistent thread in their homes is that they love color," says Tewes. "We used an existing collection of their Persian carpets in order to lead us in our color direction."
Couch: custom in Kravet chenille; pillows: custom in Scalamandre and Brunschwig & Fils; coffee table: antique
Although the style of the home is relatively simple, its rich architecture and subtle custom touches create a sense of richness and depth. The custom headboard in the master bedroom is a perfect example — a closer look reveals the rich navy blue mohair.
Pillows: Christopher Hyland and Schumacher; table lamps: Carson & Co; headboard: custom in Christopher Hyland mohair