Interior / March 9, 2018 / Priscilla Douglass.
In the master bedroom, the panelling resembles the hallway wainscotting with crown moulding added to mirror the character in the original parts of the home. Floor-to-ceiling windows in this addition bring in light, and a large blue antique rug reflects lake and sky.
To achieve an inviting transitional look, interior designer Susana Simonpietri employed the art of layering styles, silhouettes and even textures. “Laying a vintage Persian rug atop a jute one adds both character and warmth,” she says.
This space does double duty as a home office and a family room. Graphic prints keep the look fun and fresh, while durable fabrics meet the familys needs, standing up to an array of goldfish crackers and yogurt tubes that invariably smeared into their surfaces. Loads of stylish shelving keep everyone
The makeover started with a pair of tummy-turning-beautiful Egyptian doors that I used to frame the doorway to the kitchen. They offer a bit of history and a whole lot of drama, setting the mood for the dining and living rooms beyond. Although Egyptian doors in a Victorian might sound strange, they speak to the other global influences throughout the house, such as Moroccan pouffes and African decor, and are the perfect hit of hip to keep the space from feeling stuffy.