Finding the best way to display and edit her clients' collections was an important part of the design, and Williams was careful not to step into shell overload. "The idea of one large shell on each shelf seemed to be the answer and made more of an impact," Williams says. "The darker color on the ceiling and inside the bookcases gives a little drama without overwhelming the room, and the large shells really pop against the dark color."
The living room is a combination of the client's collections, new pieces and antiques. The floor lamps add history and a weathered patina; they were crafted from reclaimed architectural pieces. These lamps, the chairs and the old train-cart coffee table were purchased through South of Market.