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“ It was an interesting space ,” Greg says . “ For a functioning use , we decided to turn it into a little study / library . Because it was open to the dining room , it needed a formality that worked with that space .”
Greg finished the study with a series of 16th-century engravings he fell in love with while sourcing in Philadelphia . The engravings served as another connection between the study and the dining room .
“ They ’ re engravings of the drawings of intaglios of historic family crest designs ,” he says . “ There are a framed pair of true intaglios over the cellarettes in the dining room , and the drawings for them hang over the desk in the study .”
Those threads of continuity flow through the other rooms of the house , as well . The airy , spacious kitchen features a massive center island built by Buck , capped with an eye-catching fretwork design on each end that ’ s reflected in the custom stair rail in the hallway .
Along with the island , the team added custom cabinetry for plenty of storage . Fixtures got an upgrade , too , with Europeanstyle Perrin & Rowe faucets and a sleek , industrial pendant light from Visual Comfort .
And because the couple collects wine and loves to entertain , the addition of a full-size wine refrigerator in the adjacent hallway was a must . That hallway also houses the relocated powder room , featuring faucets by Barber Wilsons & Co . of London , the oldest family-owned plumbing and fixture company in the United Kingdom .
The proximity of the powder room and wine fridge also enhances the vibe of the kitchen and sitting room area as a gathering space for not only the homeowners , but their family and friends , as well . Moving from the open kitchen to the attached sitting area , a plush couch and swivel chairs upholstered in a Greek key patterned fabric beckon . Two Hickory Chair Curtis chairs in a geometric textured fabric flank the fireplace , offering a stylish spot to get cozy .
The couple has a taste for art , so Greg added a painting by California artist Linda Donahue over the mantle . The piece , titled “ Fallen Leaf Lake ,” reflects the soothing neutral color palette of the room .
To accommodate the clients ’ large television , Greg commissioned a custom entertainment center from Woodland Furniture , an Idaho company co-founded by an interior designer who wanted to make the furnishings sourcing process easier for designers .
Sourcing pieces for the home proved more challenging than expected during the project . Greg began working with the homeowners in late 2020 , and work began in earnest in 2021 . During that time , supply chain disruptions and raw material shortages began to impact the home furnishings industry . Greg experienced significant delays on some pieces they selected for the home . But , he says the homeowners trusted him enough to roll with the bumps in the road .
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