Smyrna Residence

In this home office space, the client’s goal was not only to create a wall detail as a backdrop for her favorite artwork but to make a relaxing seating area within her work area. We designed the wall detail to add architectural detail where there had been none before–white trim moldings surrounding blue-gray fabric wallcovering from Lori Weitzner with a series of coral botanicals by Soicher-Marin layered on top. Adding the oversized daybed by Four Hands, metallic lamps and mirrored side tables enhanced the inviting yet glamorous appeal of the space. We also chose a custom area rug and specified a thoughtful lighting plan to increase functionality and mood lighting in an otherwise dark space. The recessed lighting and wall detail were installed by Andy McGlaun of AMC Electrical.

This long, narrow living space adjoining the client’s kitchen posed the unique challenge of creating cohesive seating groups that were conversational yet served functional needs surrounding entertainment and tv. We approached it like the seating areas one would find in a boutique hotel lobby while emphasizing an inviting and personalized feel. We settled on a soothing palette of celadon, cream, and spa blue to transmit the feel of a zen retreat within the context of a common space designed for entertaining. We chose Uttermost’s oversized abstract artwork as the color inspiration and anchoring piece for the room. Gary Luke, The Town Carpenter, collaborated with us to create an extra high console table behind the sectional that serves both as an accent ledge and as additional storage with flip-top access. We selected the sectional and chairs, tufted round ottoman and extreme texture soft shag rugs to ground the seating groups. We layered in a collection of accessories in the palette, thoughtfully punctuating the blues, greens, and creams in the room with reflective silver metallic surfaces. We particularly enjoyed working on this space, which was inspired by the client’s need for a welcome and inviting retreat when returning home from extensive work travel.