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CONTENTS FEATURES | SUMMER 2021 13 OUTDOOR TIPS
Nailing your outdoor space
URBAN TO SUBURBAN
Exclusive Q&A with Hibou Design & Co.
61 SEA OF BLUE
Louis Duncan-He dives into how to use blue
70 LAKE HOME GETAWAY
Behind the design with Martha O’Hara Interiors
STAPLES EDITOR’S LETTER
Opening thoughts from Team BDMS Terrapin green
INSPIRED BY Summer picnics
BEYOND THE ISSUE
Calling all colors
Three trending looks we love Get to know the design experts
How to keep connected and stay inspired
ALL THINGS FLOOR TRENDY TILE
Balancing colors with neutrals
Color through area rugs
Top flooring choices for any home
ON THE COVER “Our clients wanted to build their dream home that checked all their boxes for both their current and future needs ahead. Our mandate was to create a home that flowed well with ample space for entertaining that maximized the natural light within their home. The property is in the suburbs, surrounded by a lush forest with plenty of wildlife and it was very important to our clients that we incorporate nature into the design and not obstruct any exterior views.”
~ Korina Khamis and Eugenia Triandos
Hear more from designers Korina Khamis and Eugenia Triandos in our exclusive Q&A on page 52.
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WELCOME “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” —Wassily Kandinsky Blazing sunsets of yellow, orange, and pink that light up the sky, the warmth of a sizzling hot summer day, and hues of olive greenery provide a quick glimpse at what makes summer so special. And, thanks to longer days, nights by the fire, and the smell of fresh-cut grass, there’s simply nothing like the essence of summer. These activities inspire adventure and enjoyment, and they truly bring forth feelings of fulfillment to our hearts and homes. Devoted to all things color this season, we’re sharing our most recent issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple™ to encapsulate all of our favorite things about summer, what they mean to us, and how you can implement them as design elements in your space. We’re delighted to explore what summer means when it comes to color, décor, and interior design and how it can provide a renewed vision to every inch of your space. In this issue, you’ll find a variety of color-inspired tips, tricks, and suggestions for your summer refresh, starting with “Coveted Color.” You’ll get to explore “Singing the Blues, Designing in a Sea of Blue,” where Louis Duncan-He explains color theory and its impact and the importance of variety and texture when choosing colors in your home. Plus, as part of “Behind the Design,” you’ll dive into a gorgeous lakefront home, featuring Martha O’Hara’s interior design, that has everything you could ever desire—beauty, practicality, and charm, all with a stunning view. Additionally, learn more about exclusive flooring topics, like how to add color to your home with area rugs in “Reset, Refresh with a Splash of Color,” and how to unite a color scheme using tile in “Striking the Perfect Balance: Trendy Tile Colors Paired with Neutrals.” For a look at your next flooring refresh, don’t miss the “Trending Ten”—our carefully chosen list of flooring options, based on superior features, and this year’s top trending design styles and technologies. This and so much more lie in the pages ahead. Welcome to the Summer 2021 issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple magazine brought to you by Carpet One Floor & Home.
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3. 1. Sommelier chandelier by Currey and Company available at Lighting One 2. Malcolm pillow by Renwil 3. “Blush Bloom” art by McGee & Co. 4. Terrapin green 2145-20 by Benjamin Moore 5. Warren green chair by CB2 6. Benzara ceramic vase in green by English Elm 7. Kaleen “Relic” area rug in avocado available at Carpet One Floor & Home 8. Emser “Hues” glazed ceramic tile in kale available at Carpet One Floor & Home
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This summer, we’re taking it back to basics and asking ourselves what our favorite summer activities are and what they mean to us. One activity that quickly comes to mind is a picnic complete with refreshing drinks, snacks, and a view. Whether enjoying a picnic at the lake, on the beach sand, or in a quiet field, let the calming effects of a summer picnic inspire you to create the best version of not only your home, but also yourself.
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THE HEALTHY FLOORING CHOICE
Flooring: Portside Village in “Knight’s Armor”
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QUICK TIPS FOR OUTDOOR DESIGN With an increased focus on spending time in the outdoors, enjoying your space, and staying home, what better way to treat yourself than creating your own outdoor oasis? Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy escape for cool evenings or coffee and brunch in the warm summer sun, these outdoor tips will inspire you to add a few new elements to your outdoor home!
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Never underestimate the power of good lighting. Day or night, one thing that can truly make your outdoor space feel cozy and inviting is the perfect amount of light and style. When it comes to outdoor areas, lighting can be bright and functional, deep and moody, or a combination of both.
CREATE THE MOOD WITH LIGHTING
For brighter lights, think sconces, large lanterns, and solar landscape lights that fit into your design. These fixtures provide more light during times of darkness and can light up walkway paths. For a warmer nighttime atmosphere, consider hanging string lights, mounting tiki torches onto railways, investing in large candles, or a combination of lighting options.
Whether it’s a stunning built-in fireplace or a vaulted patio ceiling, adding a focal point to your outdoor area will heighten the design in a simple but effective way. And, with a main point of focus, you can design the rest of your space around the colors, shapes, and textures that complement that element. Try creating a focal point by emphasizing one specific part of the design. It doesn’t have to be
a permanent part of your design to be the main feature. But it does have to draw attention, so be sure to keep other areas of the design simple. Some ideas include beadboard ceilings, outdoor chandeliers, or bright accent furniture. Other ideas include wood-fired pizza ovens, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and custom stonework.
ADD A FOCAL POINT
Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
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Contrary to popular belief, an outdoor space should be just as comfortable as your indoor space. Otherwise, you probably won’t find yourself spending much time using it. To make your outdoor design comfy, choose cozy seating like outdoor sofas and conversation sets that can be rearranged in several ways, and be sure to choose the right size for your space.
If you don’t have space for an outdoor sectional or you want additional seating, think Adirondack chairs, rattan furniture, or any other chair that offers a comfortable seat. For added comfort, add trendy seat cushions that further increase the cozy look and feel of the outdoor design.
CONSIDER THE FLOORING
CHOOSE COMFORTABLE FURNITURE
Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
While outdoor areas can incorporate a variety of flooring types, like concrete, pavers, stone, decking, grass, or other options, it’s important to think about your space, what you want out of it, and what purpose it serves your home. If you’re looking for cool and comfortable, consider adding an area rug. Outdoor area rugs not only spice up the look and feel, but they can also define spaces and keep specific areas cool. For example, an outdoor rug under a dining table is a chic way to spruce up the dining area, but an outdoor rug underneath a few chairs will leave space for everyone to take off their shoes and enjoy the outdoors without burning their feet. Plus, if you have dogs, a rug gives them a place to lie without burning their paw pads. Outdoor tile is another example of flooring that can alter the atmosphere of your space. Not only is tile durable enough to handle weather like rain, it is also a permanent way to define your outdoor recreation space. Also, there are tons of outdoor tile designs available, and some outdoor tiles can even be installed on walls for an added design element.
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This tip is all about the details that are typically overlooked. While they may not seem like they make much of a difference, we promise they do! Empty outdoor dining tables beg for polished glassware and dinnerware, candles, and accessories that complete the look. Add a festive tablecloth, bright place mats, or a floral table runner to make the dining area feel chic and composed. Linens are just the beginning; try adding other décor details on side tables or coffee tables, like coasters, candles, and vases, to truly make your outdoor space feel well designed.
BRING IN A FRESH FEEL
DON’T FORGET THE DETAILS
Tall potted greenery and flowers, small trees, and herb gardens feel natural, beautiful, and decorative. When designing an outdoor space that checks all the boxes, don’t forget to merge the outdoors with the indoors by using natural greenery. This small addition not only looks amazing, but it also attracts gorgeous butterflies to your space and makes it feel a bit more whimsical. Think: outdoor statement pots that can house medium-sized shrubs or trees surrounded by budding flowers. If you don’t have a footprint large enough for large pots, consider window box planters or small rectangular planters that can be hung. Plant boxes not an option? Try investing in an outdoor hanging planter that you can place or mount wherever you please. No matter what type of planter you choose, the greenery and beauty of the natural world will be sure to upgrade your outdoor space!
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With outdoor spaces comes varying amounts of sun and shade, depending on the time of day and the location. Whether it’s a blistering summer day or a cool, breezy evening, you’ll want to be prepared for what the forecast has in store. To get the most out of your outdoor design, consider investing in items like retractable umbrellas, awnings, and shades that can be closed when they’re not needed. This will give you the best of both worlds when it comes to both the sun and the shade!
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BRILLIANT ORANGE | ACCENT YELLOW | SOFT MINT | JADE GREEN SEA-CAP BLUE | CHAMPAGNE GOLD | PASTEL PURPLE
BRILLIANT ORANGE: READING NOOK This clean and bright orange wall makes a statement in this reading nook, which features a contrasting modern white bookshelf and a white square
ottoman. The orange pulls out the brilliant tones in book spines and décor from the bookshelf while also grounding the space in warm tones that match the shiny dark hardwood.
Design by PAUL SEMKULEY Photography by LISA PETROLE
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ACCENT YELLOW: KITCHEN Let’s face it, yellow is the sunniest of summer hues and can quickly liven up a space just like it does here with illuminating yellow accent barstools, a bright
yellow kettle, and decorative flowers in this radiantly colorful kitchen. The yellow tones balance out the whiteness of the space, and the medium hardwood-look OLD BAYMEADE BY INVINCIBLE LIFE H2O IN VOYAGE 22
floors and blue cabinets help to give the room a grounding point. Design by REBECCA HAY Photography by STEPHANI BUCHMAN
SOFT MINT: BEDROOM Soft mint gives this bedroom a refreshing aesthetic and revitalizes a cozy
space with a jolt of bright color that makes one reminisce on their childhood days chasing ice cream trucks. Design by TRACI ZELLER Photography by DUSTIN PECK
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JADE GREEN: LIVING ROOM Jade green makes a bold statement in this contemporary modern living room, pulling out a rich jewel green in both the armchairs and the artwork lining
the walls. Set upon a contemporary layered rug, the dark chairs beautifully complement the light white oak of the floors. RALSTON CREEK BY INVINCIBLE XT IN MIDTOWN 24
Design by MICHELLE BERWICK Photography by LARRY ARNAL
SEA-CAP BLUE: BATHROOM In a dreamy ocean-hued escape, this blue pinstriped bathroom wallpaper
gives way to beach days ahead, with a decorative sunbather soap dish and fun lantern. Contemporary meets Old World with a stunning crystal chandelier hanging above a clean, white porcelain sink and dark floorboards. Design by MELISSA DAVIS Photography by JASON HARTOG
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CHAMPAGNE GOLD: OFFICE Bright champagne gold hardware adds some pizazz to an otherwise
ordinary office space with a polished gold desk lamp, glossy gold décor,
and chair legs that shine in natural light. Metal hardware easily stands out against a contemporary light wood floor. GENUA PLUS II BY EXTREME VALUE IN MIAMI STREET 26
Design by KALU INTERIORS Photography by PROVOKE STUDIOS
PASTEL PURPLE: BATHROOM Bathrooms can be the perfect spaces to let in natural light with airy windows and custom skylights. The design of this bathroom capitalizes on this bright trend with a tranquil splash of purple pastel via the lavender cabinets and delicate marble-veined flooring. Design by KATE DAVIDSON Photography by JASON HARTOG
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As we make our way into long summer days, we’re bringing you three styles that will leave you feeling calm, cool, and collected both indoors and outdoors. Get inspired with trends that we’ve defined as Modern Mediterranean, Cozy Cottagecore, and Outdoor Oasis.
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Featuring a mixture of warm and cool tones and symmetrical furnishings, this modern twist evokes the true comfort of the Mediterranean. Natural wood, greenery, and abstract seascapes create a sense of tranquility that mirrors paradise.
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1. Savoy House Stockholm 6 Light Gold Patina Fan D Lier available at Lighting One 2. Moonlight Seascape with Natural Raw Wood Frame by Caryn Owen from Minted 3. Pelton Swivel Chair in Moto Alpaca from Arhaus 4. Cyprus Mirror from Uttermost 5. Holden Sofa 87” in Thames Cream from Scout & Nimble 6. Invincible Life H2O Pheasant Creek in Rich Cream by Carpet One Floor & Home 7. Orange & Lemon Slices Garland, Live from One Kings Lane 8. Raawii Strøm Vase in Green Gables from Burke Decor 9. Isadora Multifunctional Cabinet in Light Gray from Frontgate 10. Natural Ceramic Bowls from McGee & Co. 11. Soci Waterjet Arctic Blend Damask Pattern Tile available at Carpet One Floor & Home
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Nostalgic and romantic, cottagecore has shed light on the beauty of being one with nature. Antiques, florals, and décor inspired by aviaries create a cozy atmosphere that is reminiscent of rural lands. We recommend mixing textures and incorporating natural and warm tones when trying this look.
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1. Fresco Metal Pendant, Brass available at One Kings Lane 2. Pastel Flowers available at Museum Quality Art 3. Aviary Accent Table available at Ballard Designs 4. Kinslow Day Bed available at McGee & Co. 5. Hydrotek H2O Shelby Lane White Oak in Moon Glow by Carpet One Floor & Home 6. Leisure Dusty Orchid Pillow with Feather-Down Insert available at CB2 7. Momeni Sage Area Rug in Harmony available at Carpet One Floor & Home 8. Heirloom Room Wallpaper in Grey and Neutrals from the Magnolia Home Collection by Joanna Gaines 9. Ace Chair in Olive Green from Scout & Nimble 10. Passerines Figurines available at Uttermost 11. Ellaria Mirror from Currey & Company
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Finding solace is simple when you’re surrounded by plush furnishings, warm throws, and the great outdoors. Create an inviting outdoor space with an abundance of seating and conversation pieces.
1. Marin 60” LED Fan by Hinkley available at Lighting One 2. Elise Indoor / Outdoor Throw available at McGee & Co. 3. Cadenza Indoor / Outdoor Sofa in Neutral available at Lulu and Georgia 4. Bleecker Mango Wood Drink Dispenser available at Pottery Barn 5. Dolce Bamboo Forest Frost Outdoor Area Rug by Couristan available at Carpet One Floor & Home 6. Outdoor Basket Chair available at CB2 7. Daltile Industrial Park Colorbody Porcelain in Light Gray available at Carpet One Floor & Home 8. Orb Watering Can in Cashmere available at Burke Decor 9. Nanna Ditzel Exterior Hanging Egg Chair in Sunbrella Sailcloth available at Scout & Nimble 10. 6’ Artificial Paradise Palm Tree by Nearly Natural 11. Rectangle Natural Gas Fire Pit available at Arhaus Beautiful Design Made Simple | 35
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TRENDY TILE COLORS Striking the Perfect Balance:
PAIRED WITH NEUTRALS Let’s face it: trends change constantly, and popular colors seem to come and go as quickly as the summer season. Choosing the perfect combination of colors for your next kitchen or bathroom remodel or your new home build might even feel like an impossible game you’ll never win. But it doesn’t have to! There are tried and true—and some might even say safe—tile color combos that you can invest in that will make you feel like you’ve taken advantage of the concept of color, while still staying true to your favorite neutral colors and interior design styles. These neutral flooring styles pair beautifully with unique backsplash tile colors and offer a fun approach to adding color to any interior where tile is featured.
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MINT+CHARCOAL There’s something about the soft, light, and perfectly pastel mint green color that allows so many personalized design styles to radiate beauty, nostalgia, and alluring appeal. As an accent color, it’s undeniably vintage, chic, and dazzling, and it’s becoming ever more popular! While mint has come and gone several times in the world of design trends, there’s no reason to fear its use today—it’s a pastel color that continuously delights interior designs and proves a top contender for a charming look inside any room. It has a way of bringing a delicate sense of grace to any style, and, when displayed among harsher, rougher materials, it tones down the rugged feel and evokes a tenderness unmatched by other colors and combinations. When used as a backsplash, it glows as a secondary accent color to otherwise simple designs. One undoubtedly stunning color combo is mint and deep gray. Deep gray textured floor tiles, featured in large formats, are trendy, modern, and masculine, whereas mint is perceived as quite the opposite: lovely, soft, and light. Together, these tile
styles and color combos fit together like two puzzle pieces, allowing the gentle, soft color of mint to shine. Large gray floor tiles typically appear in more industrial looks, making it easy to skew your design toward a sleeker appearance. However, the mint hue of a tile backsplash will soften the deep, rough texture of a dark gray tile floor and allow for chic décor, styling, and one-of-a-kind design to shine through the opposing hues and styles.
WALL: DALTILE CONFECTIONERY IN WINTERGREEN
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DEEP GREEN+TAUPE A forest full of trees and emerald gemstones inspire dark, dimensional greens that can be found making their way into our homes for a relaxing, pure look. What better way to evoke the outdoors than by bringing these rich hues indoors as a pop of color? And, while the green color is as stunning as can be found in nature, how can you be sure that it fits well in an interior? When paired with other colors that truly complement the green hue, there’s no end to the number of striking, organic designs you can create. It’s actually quite simple to flawlessly scale and tone this color with another. Use the green as an accent on your backsplash tile, rather than throughout your home’s larger-scale features, such as flooring and wall color. Complement the green with neutral taupey browns and beiges in your flooring, wall colorings, and even wood décor, and the green will simply blossom. Using these wood-inspired neutral colors also awakens the senses when used in tandem with green, further reviving our connection with the natural world and its beauty.
Plus, when thinking about your flooring, opting for a neutral flooring style, like a large rectangular beige or brown tile, is a great way to go, as it makes for a long-lasting look that won’t date your home as trends change. Other elements, like décor, rugs, and linens, can always be refreshed, but tile flooring that evolves with the changing times is one thing you’ll want to invest in.
WALL: SOCI HAMPTON JUNIPER PICKET
FLOOR: EMSER LATITUDE IN TAUPE
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NAVY+WOOD LOOK TILE Classically stylish and chic, navy is one color that is, simply put, timeless. Its ability to provide a sleek, elegant appearance in almost any application makes it an excellent option for a variety of interior design styles that can be dressed up or down to suit any personality. From deep, dark navy blues paired with glossy mixed metals to subtle navy backsplashes that take on a hint of modernity, a navyblue backsplash certainly provides a colorful canvas that is as refreshing as it is everlasting. The genuine navy color is generally considered a neutral when it comes to interior design. It’s like an extension of the gray, beige, and brown hues that can be seen taking over paint colors and décor in today’s most popular designs, and, because of its ability to complement these tones, it can either become your statement color or take a back seat to another brighter pop of color. With the navyblue trend clearly here to stay, some may be wondering, what does navy pair well with? When considering adding color to the permanent areas of your home, such as backsplashes and flooring, it’s always important to consider the lasting effects of color and trend. With navy backsplashes, however, there’s nothing to worry about; its timeless nature unites a variety of styles and colors and grounds any design. For example, a navy backsplash and wood-look tile flooring are a match made in heaven. A navy backsplash will naturally emphasize the raw beauty and worn characteristics of any wood-look tile. Merging two of the most timeless styles—wood look and navy—only further strengthens the appearance of any interior design space with its trendy and classic appearance.
FLOOR: DALTILE SADDLE BROOK XT IN OAK TRAIL
WALL: BEL TERRA MULTITUDE WAVE IN NOSTALGIC BLUE *Not available in Carpet One Canada locations.
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A POP OF BLACK+WHITE Black and white is the simple monochrome color combo that seems to creep its way back into fashion and interior design year after year. While black and white may be considered more as shades than colors in many respects, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be included in your home design as a pop of something uniquely stunning and eye-catching. In this color combination, there’s ultimately no wrong way to achieve a black-and-white look when using backsplash tile and flooring. Typically, a white backsplash will reflect more light in your space, which means that it could make the room look larger, especially when paired with other white elements, such as cabinets. A black backsplash, on the other hand, will intensify and warm the design with its deep, dark look. Either option is ideal, depending on your design goals, and each can be mixed and matched with black-andwhite tile flooring. Mixing a white backsplash with black tile flooring adds contrast and distinction to the design that makes it feel cool and collected and leaves the opportunity to warm up the room with décor, linens, and other nonpermanent elements. Alternatively, a black tile backsplash and white flooring can make a room feel moody and full of depth, especially if the black backsplash is on a larger wall. Similarly, a combination of black-and-white tile flooring can give the feel of a dramatic antique cottage. The advantage of this tile combo is that it can quickly become modern, polished, sleek, contemporary, or even vintage.
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WALL: EMSER KUMITO IN BLACK CHEVRON
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Concrete Look in Power Grey by Bel Terra™ Tile A matte finish makes this tile polished, sleek, and modern with its deep gray color and concrete look. Capable of conveying the perfect first impression in any home, the striking look of this tile is ideal for entryways, bathrooms, and rooms that are meant to wow you with their sophisticated design.
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COLORFUL AREA RUGS
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hat better time than summer to hit the refresh button on your home’s interior design? After being confined to our workfrom-home desks and holed up inside for the winter, our lives could use a dash of inspiration. We’re here to help you infuse your home with bright hues and inspire your senses with elements from the natural world. Whether you’ve set out to create a trendy new look for your home design or you’re tacking onto an existing home renovation project, this season, let color lead the way. Using bold, playful colors is a simple yet powerful tactic to personalize a space. Personalizing your home is more enticing than ever, especially after we’ve spent a year indoors with trendy neutrals. There are a number of simple and easy ways to infuse color throughout your spaces via new throw pillows, furniture updates, and art installation, but perhaps one of our most lively favorites is with a new area rug. Area rugs can protect your hardwood floors from scratches and have the design versatility necessary to complement any room of the home. You can use them as runners in the kitchen, welcome mats in the mudroom, or plush carpets near your nightstand if you’re looking for something soft to sink your toes into every morning. Not only known for their versatility, area rugs come with so many incredible benefits, such as sound absorption and promoting a more peaceful environment. Their added comfort and warmth give every room a distinct decorative interest and can create a focal point within a space. So what colors, patterns, and area rug designs work best to brighten up your home? Sticking to a specific design theme or a monochrome palette can be hard, but, when it comes to area rugs, you don’t have to be limited to just one color. There’s an endless sea of options, ranging from different types of fibers to unique pattern compositions. This season, we are inspired by all things tranquilly natural as nostalgia sweeps in and we see a return to basics like coastal hues, organic greens, and serene palettes.
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COLORFUL AREA RUGS
COASTAL BLUE Bring that sunshine indoors by pulling together ocean hues that arouse thoughts of deep blue waves and Cape Cod–inspired coastal elements, such as seashells and sailboats. Going to the beach is a favorite summer pastime, and what better way to bring the beach to you than with a soft, warm area rug? This beautiful blue area rug in the dining room is from Kaleen’s Restoration Collection and features unique vintage distressing that gives it Old-World charm. Hand-knotted in India and made from 100 percent wool, this incredibly detailed rug showcases a navy-blue, verging on denim-colored pattern with tiny details.
KALEEN RESTORATION COLLECTION IN BLUE
As shown, the area rug is placed underneath the table and chairs, following the best practice for recommended area rug size in a dining room, allowing three feet of clearance for diners to move their chairs. By pulling in coastal elements, such as the beach, waves, wide-open water, and white seashells, through your area rug, you can create a focal point for the room that signals a sense of calm. Continue the coastal theme by adding to the interior design with soft whites, sandy beiges, and muted grays through the furniture, wall art, window coverings, and décor.
PRISMATIC GREY/GOLD BY NOURISON
GOLD UNDERTONES An easy way to let in natural light is by playing off of yellow, gold, and bronze tones. You don’t have to be loud with your color—in fact, you can use a plain beige rug that has natural gold or yellow undertones. To bring out these brighter hues, call like to like with brass or gold hardware in your lamps, light fixtures, and statement pieces. Or try pairing your new rug with gold-rimmed mirrors. Mirrors are perfect for small areas because they work to create an illusion of space and catch the light to refract brilliant natural warmth across your room. This area rug from Nourison features a prismatic pattern in gray and gold. Mixing contemporary and eclectic décor, this hand-tufted, layered cut-pile area rug features an ultramodern abstract design. Its vivid gold color has soft beige undertones that richly shimmer against the gray backdrop to almost rival the beauty of a sunrise. Crafted from wool and silklike Luxcelle fibers, this prismatic area rug can beautifully complement an existing neutral décor scheme.
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COLORFUL AREA RUGS
BOTANICAL REMNANTS Nothing is quite as luscious as the spring greens and bright flowers that shoot up from the rich brown earth in your summer garden. Draw inspiration from florals, greenery, and plants this season by bringing in botanical elements through fun floral patterns. Couristan’s Caledonia Collection has the perfect area rugs to infuse your home with color and patterns. The craftsmanship and materials used to create this beautifully printed rug are inspired by tropical florals and sunsets over crystal-clear lakes. This unique collection captures luxury and style that is suitable for any room in the house, no matter how classic or contemporary. In a haze of pinks, blues, yellows, and greens, this floral motif area rug pairs well with light hardwood floors. Various jewel-toned hues and bright colors can be accented through furniture and light fixtures to give the room a refreshing design. If you’d rather stick to a cleaner palette scheme that’s still in the botanical realm, try finding an area rug in a lush, earthy forest green, and draw pattern inspiration from the forest trees, plant foliage, or desert cacti.
CALEDONIA EDEN IN MAGENTA HAZE BY COURISTAN
MARBLEHEAD CALCUTTA IN ONYX BY COURISTAN
SLATE STONE Throw it back to a classic black and white—don’t be afraid to let color pop on a more neutral background. Showcase brighter décor and furniture by playing against traditional muted tones. This season, natural color palettes and textures inspired by earth elements have been particularly popular, with natural slate, concrete, and ceramic tiles making a big comeback. Area rugs can reflect these hard materials while softening their sharp lines. Couristan’s Marblehead Collection does a gorgeous job showcasing fashion-forward interior décor trends through its powerful design. Lending a bold aesthetic through abstract patterns inspired by marble, this area rug is designed with a power loom and shows off mod hues of charcoal, black onyx, and ivory.
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COLORFUL AREA RUGS
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o matter your design direction, bringing colorful area rugs into your home can breathe new life into a space. When you opt for this season’s trending natural hues, you create warm designs inspired by the outdoor elements and your favorite summer pastimes. Whether you’ve chosen a floral-patterned rug for the living room or a timeless nautical blue area rug for the bedroom, let color shine through with personality. From beachgoing to lazing under the summer sun, your area rugs should reflect nature at its finest, extending those long summer days into your home.
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To Suburban Exclusive Q&A with Korina Khamis and Eugenia Triandos of Hibou Design & Co.
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Tell us about this home.
Our Urban to Suburban project was a new build home that we designed from the preliminary layout right down to the accessories. We worked with these clients on their last home located in the middle of Montreal, so when they decided to build a new home in the suburbs, they consulted with us before even confirming the lot.
What were the needs of your client?
Our clients wanted to build their dream home that checked all their boxes for both their current and future needs ahead. Our mandate was to create a home that flowed well with ample space for entertaining that maximized the natural light within their home. The property is in the suburbs, surrounded by a lush forest with plenty of wildlife and it was very important to our clients that we incorporate nature into the design and not obstruct any exterior views. The homeowners also had an unconventional request of creating a secret man cave. The entrance is through the pantry, and no one would know about it unless it is pointed out.
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How do you approach a whole home renovation differently than when designing a select few spaces?
A When designing the home from scratch, we want
to first make a list of the rooms we need to have included based on how the homeowners lived as a family. We then consider how those rooms relate to each other, and that typically determines the layout and placement of the rooms. Natural light was a big component of this design, so window direction and placement were also a big factor in the final footprint. We focused to create a cohesive flow throughout the home in terms of aesthetic, which is why we incorporated beautiful architectural details throughout, like wall trim, coffered ceilings, and captivating archways.
We cannot get enough of the understated elegance of the foyer. What were the goals of this space?
We are all about first impressions, so the entranceway was very important to our team. The high ceilings, staircase, wall trim, and arches all add to the initial impression as you walk in. It really sets the tone for the home. When dealing with a new build property, it is important to consider architectural elements that are cohesive and respect a specific style. In this case the Georgian architecture influenced our interior selections, and given the rural location, we incorporated a lot of Craftsman-style elements
Speaking of the foyer, the expanisve tile inlay is simply breathtaking. How does flooring play into the overall design of this home?
Because of the property restraints, a closed vestibule was not possible. We wanted to bring in the warmth of the wood flooring to be carried throughout the open areas, but we also needed the functionality of a tiled floor, so we designed a mosaic tile insert as you walk in that really added to the overall aesthetic of the entryway.
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Let’s talk kitchens! What are your top five must-haves when it comes to kitchen design? Form or function?
With a primarily white backdrop, how did you ensure that each room felt warm and inviting?
When designing any kitchen, we start with the function first. We want to first create a work triangle between the fridge, range, and sink, with lots of counter space in between. One request from our clients was a giant island with nothing on it. We normally like to have the sink in the island, but in this case, we left it bare, which makes it the perfect gathering surface when entertaining. The full-length windows and patio doors were strategically placed to maximize the natural light, which also affected the overall kitchen design.
We love designing with white! We often design with lots of white, so we have become pros at understanding how to infuse warmth into what can sometimes otherwise feel like a very sterile space. It is all about bringing in a variety of warm elements, like wood flooring, aged antique accents, hardware, lighting, and textural wall coverings or wall trim, and creating contrast through these accents.
A gorgeous, earthy shade of green makes an appearance in more than one space in the home. Tell us about this color and the thought process behind how and where to use it.
A You may notice that we brought in green accents
throughout the main floor area, the accent wall in the dining room, the dinette chairs, and the wall color in the mudroom. The goal was to bring a part of the outdoors in since the home was surrounded by trees and natural greenery. It was also the inspiration for bringing in the woodsy-themed wall coverings into the powder room.
The multilevel staircase is such a treat! Tell us a little about it.
A The staircase is really a main focal point of the home. It
is bright because of the skylight that is above it as well as the windows on each landing area. The risers and spindles are painted white, and the treads were stained to match the flooring throughout.
We were not expecting gray in the upstairs bedroom, but it could not be more perfect! As such an intimate space within the home, what special considerations do you make when it comes to design selections?
The vibe in the master bedroom is an extension of the main floor. Bright, cozy, with a lot of layered textural elements. The leather bench at the end of the bed adds warmth and texture. It feels like a bit of a nod to cottage but still put together, as this is their primary home. With double doors leading into the bedroom, symmetry was important. The windows flank the bed and sit over the nightstands.
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How do this home’s exterior design and outdoor spaces play into its interior?
Name one unique element in this home that sets it apart from the rest.
The exterior landscaping and pool are visible from the family room, kitchen, and veranda, so the clients wanted it to feel polished and put together. The shed, just off the pool, is a mini copy of the house with the same materials and color palette. The rectangular pool is large, symmetrical, and surrounded by what seems like an endless forest. It is common to see deer, wild turkeys, bunnies, and other wildlife trotting across the property, which completely adds to the warmth and charm.
The man cave, located off the pantry, is a unique element of the design. Our client’s quirky personality is deeply reflected in the raw wood bar, original barber chair, and memorabilia displayed throughout this room.
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Sea of Blue Written by LOUIS DUNCAN-HE Design by LOUIS DUNCAN-HE DESIGNS
A reflection of the sky and ocean, blue evokes feelings of purity, peace, serenity, and calm. When I’m working on a home involving more than one decision-maker, blue is usually the saving grace and common denominator that moves the design process forward if the project is at a standstill. In addition, blue has literal value because it can also increase the sale price of a home. To gain a better understanding of how to maximize its potential, it’s important to understand and recap the baseline principles of its color theory.
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Color Theory and
The idea of color theory can sound a little overwhelming, but, for the purposes of the home, there are three main components: primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. Primary colors are typically first taught in elementary school and include blue, yellow, and red. Secondary colors are created by mixing two primary colors together; they are green (blue + yellow), orange (yellow + red), and purple (red + blue). Tertiary colors, such as teal, violet, and amber, are created by mixing primary colors with secondary colors. Primary colors tend to be starker and bolder, whereas secondary and tertiary colors appear to be more natural and soothing to the eye. In general, the higher the usage of primary colors in a space, the more modern and graphic it will look, whereas greater levels of secondary and tertiary colors create a more fluid and transitional sensibility. The warmth and coolness of colors also play an integral role in the overall design. A warmer blue tone means that it has more yellow in it, whereas cooler blues have larger quantities of gray and slate tones. A warmer-toned blue, like a pale robin’s egg, can be used in smaller rooms to add excitement and open them up, creating the illusion of larger and lighter spaces. Deeper blues are great for adding richness and creating depth and drama.
“When deciding to go bolder with a darker and more dramatic blue, pay careful attention to the amount of natural light the room gets.”
Applying a deep navy to a south-, southeast-, or southwest-facing room means it will see more natural sunlight, which can help diffuse its colder and more stoic nature. Applying the same color to a more conservatively lit room may appear gloomy, dark, and cold. Similar to wood tones, warmer-toned blues mix a little more fluidly with other warmer shades, and the same idea can be applied to cooler tones. This is not to say you can’t mix warm and cool tones, but there’s often an extra layer of thought required to ensure proper balance and harmony (usually with the addition of other textures and metals).
Co-designer: MADDY MOSS
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Pairing Color with
A variety of wondrous and magical things can happen when pairing blue with different textures. Using the right type of metal in conjunction with blue can be the difference between a room that doesn’t take flight and one that soars. Lighter, cooler, and paler blues naturally blend well with nickel, silver, and black metal. The addition of these metals can bring out the natural lightness and effervescence of these brighter notes. Darker and more moody blues, like navy and midnight, pair especially well with warmer metals, like copper, gold, and brass. They naturally add warmth and interest, drawing out their inherent richness and depth, similar to the addition of sunlight. This is a common combination in midcentury- or bold art deco-inspired palettes.
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Darker and more moody blues, like navy and midnight, pair especially well with warmer metals, like copper, gold, and brass.
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The Importance of
They say variety is the spice of life, and this is especially true when using blue because of its immensely popular nature. Have you ever left a show home or display suite and thought there was something that didn’t feel quite right? Maybe it seemed a little too staged or slightly unnatural, but you couldn’t quite put your finger on the problem? Usually, the reason is because of a strong accent color with inadequate variation and transition-for example, if you take a turquoise cushion and use the exact same color in a vase, in a print, and in a throw in every room in the house. Applying color this way can become “design by numbers,” leaving spaces looking artificial and devoid of any real depth or soul.
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Bridging shades of
Whenever I design a home with blue in mind, I use a minimum of three shades. The more varying tones that can be incorporated, the better because, with each additional shade, you’re layering color and adding depth throughout, as opposed to having a singular point of focus. It allows for a more natural and gradual transition from one accent to the next, which makes it easier and more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Circling back to color theory, the additional blue colors usually include secondary and tertiary shades in the mix. A color can look completely different simply with the addition of different transition colors to accompany it. An opulent royal blue can be made broodier and more dramatic when paired with denim and cobalt or skew fresher and spritelier when mixed with a pale teal or sapphire. In addition to transition colors, it’s important to also consider bridging textures and patterns. Let’s say after a successful day of shopping, you pick up a vibrant turquoise cushion to accompany your dark, slate-covered sofa. Upon application, you can’t seem to bring the room to life. No matter what you do, it looks a little flat and one-dimensional because the two stark elements are so disconnected. What you need to do is bridge the gap between these two separate entities with transitional notes so there isn’t such a harsh contrast. Consider a textured earth-toned throw (to add warmth to the slate couch) and an additional checkered navy accent pillow (to ground the bright turquoise cushion). This starts a dialogue between the cushion and sofa (two items that were otherwise quite isolated and disconnected), creating synergy and harmony.
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SEA OF BLUE
The best designs usually stem from an overall concept that the designer is trying to actualize or a concept that already lives in your own head. What is the overall sentiment of the space? Is it a coastal vibe? Bohemian? Maybe sexy midcentury or a global palette? Whatever it may be, focus on creating that bigger story before zooming in to all of the smaller details. This is where homeowners can get into trouble and usually what causes a mini breakdown while shopping (because you don’t know what you’re looking for or designing toward). At Louis Duncan-He Designs, with our natural West Coast perspective, we’re always striving to find ways to add in natural depth and organic qualities to fully realize a vision.
If coastal, natural, and West Coast is the name of the game, then think softer, paler, and more natural blue shades and textures. Baby blues and white coral mixed with rattan instantly tell a Hampton’s story, whereas darker navy, crisp white, and natural wood steer things toward the nautical. If you’re wanting a master bedroom with a bit of extra tranquility and calm, use watery and softer shades of blue combined with neutral beige, taupe, and sand tones to evoke the power of the beach and ocean. With a West Coast-inspired direction, mix richer blues, like cerulean, teal, turquoise, and ocean, with earth tones, rich greens, and varying shades of walnut and teak to infuse the spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Having a clear design direction at the beginning of the process will bring the space to life.
“The most important consideration to keep in mind when designing with blue (or any accent color) is to tell a story.”
If modern and contemporary are what your heart is calling for, add primary colors and play with materiality. A bold primary blue mixed with clean lines and lacquered and polished surfaces instantly evokes a modern feeling. Dial up the volume of the room further with the addition of steel, abstract art, and a sculptural light fixture. For a more global sensibility, mix a strong blue with stark whites and jewel tones in conjunction with tribal patterns, provincial French prints, or intricate white and blue ceramics, taking you from Africa to Provence, Portugal, and China. That’s the beauty of color—there are myriads of ways to make it work to further enhance your vision. Many colors come and go throughout the years, falling in and out of “it” lists and the latest design trends. But blue is a constant staple in the design world that’s not going anywhere. It’s reliable, and it is not a coincidence that it represents stability, dependability, and loyalty, which is a testament to its consistency and longevity. But, with any high-demand design element, there’s the risk of oversaturation, which can lead to a lack of originality. With such a malleable and versatile color, it’s easy to get comfortable with its execution and lose the connection to story and creativity. If you’re considering blue as the next accent in your home, take a moment to consider all the tips and tricks at your disposal to create a story that sings.
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Written by KATE O’HARA Interior design and photo styling by MARTHA O’HARA INTERIORS Home build by JPC CUSTOM HOMES Photography by SPACECRAFTING PHOTOGRAPHY 70
A home made for weekend getaways with family and friends—for these city dwellers, their secluded retreat is a place to relax, gather, and build memories. So it comes as no surprise that it needs to offer the perfect setting for laid-back hosting of guests. This home features bold color throughout the kitchen, creating a beautiful space for a small crowd. The kitchen is a true focal point, mixing neutral and organic elements to create what is not only functional but timeless. It flows naturally to waterfront views and outdoor spaces for cooking and connecting. Indoor spaces maintain a clean and classic aesthetic without sacrificing comfort and coziness. Whether inside or outside, this lake haven showcases Minnesota’s beauty.
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r o l o C n e h Bold Kitc The kitchen is the heart of the home, and for a family that loves hosting, the kitchen is about function as much as it is a space for coming together. It was specifically designed to cater to visiting relatives and friends, with functional storage and features made for seating a crowd.
When you know you don’t want a white kitchen, it’s important to find the right color. These cabinets were made to be noticed in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue with honey-bronze hardware accents—a bold, yet classic look. The hood and island feature a custom oak finish, complementing the rich, blue kitchen cabinetry while maintaining the statement aesthetic. Natural ceiling beams complete the look while also drawing the eye toward stunning water views and outdoor spaces. Neutral countertops and faux brick backsplash add texture and contrast. Of note is the custom island, which features ample seating and two styles of stools, including upholstered fauxleather stools and backless swivel stools that easily tuck under the island overhang when not in use. Additional seating is necessary for guests, and varied styles ensure maximum comfort for all. The pendant lights feature rope detail to add a bit of nautical flair. This kitchen also features modern-day conveniences, further catering to an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This classic blue beauty includes a pantry with pocket door, additional beverage fridge close to the main dining area (because life on the lake is all about drinks), double ovens, and a single-bowl apron-front sink—all essential features for an active household. Chef-grade appliances with panel fronts blend seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen and complete the look. 72
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n I g n i n Di The dining room flows seamlessly from the kitchen. This bright space gives the impression of eating outdoors with ample natural light and function. A custom table in natural wood tones complements the contrasting aesthetic of large black windows and light walls. The ceiling beams continue to draw the eyes to that stunning view. Whether dining at the table or island, this room is perfect for gathering and reconnecting. And finally, with the kitchen close by, the counter and cabinets to the left of the fridge serve as a buffet for a crowd. This kitchen and dining combo is truly about function and fun no matter the size of the party.
This sanctuary is about getting away and enjoying lake life. It needs to provide all the conveniences of city living and a place for rest and relaxation while serving all the host’s needs. More than a home away from home, it is a space that feels comfortable for this family of four and welcomes relatives and friends who are visiting for the weekend or a holiday. With stunning waterfront views, this multifunctional home infuses the joys of outdoor living, both inside and outside. Whether lounging by the water, sitting around the dining table, or unwinding in the living room, these spaces all provide the opportunity to maximize the feeling of being outdoors. Finding the right windows for a waterfront home with
such picturesque views is essential. And these windows are truly unique in how they literally open up, giving the feeling of being outside while in. Outdoor spaces feature plentiful seating for dining and relaxing, conversation around the fire, and of course, preparing a meal lakeside. The summer season can feel too short, so maximizing both the beauty and the ambiance of the outdoors is essential. From easily grabbing drinks to picturesque views and the perfect backdrop for outdoor living inside, there is no bad seat in this house, whether inside or out.
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g n i v i L r o f e c Spa g n i x a l e R d n a The bold color of the kitchen along with neutral and natural elements flow to this living room made for relaxing. The subtlety of the blue chairs and calming effect of the neutral color palette and textures ensure a comfortable, yet functional, room. The large sectional provides seating around the fireplace—perfect for a family movie night. Organic elements such as the stone fireplace, natural wood built-ins, and textured shiplap wall embrace the surrounding environment. When at the lake, you want to feel like you are at the lake, even when it’s time to hang out inside. The design details not only add visual interest but remind you of the picturesque location.
The bar area keeps drinks close at hand and draws your eye to large windows that fold up to reveal an expansive porch. This porch is all about cozy comfort and is a true extension of the home. All furnishings are meant for outdoor use and are able to withstand the elements. Neutral tones throughout contrast against muted accents and lend an atmosphere of a refreshing spring day. A custom cement table grounds the lounge area and is surrounded by chairs featuring faux rattan and rope detailing to create the perfect gathering spot. 76
To capture the cross breeze, the porch features statement windows that slide up, allowing you to both see and feel the cool breeze from the comfort of the porch. The bar top accommodates easy conversation with those in the living room. An additional dining table provides the ideal spot for meals on the porch. These spaces are all about downtime and an opportunity to connect and unwind. There is no such thing as too many spaces when a home is meant for bringing people together. Whether hosting a crowd or enjoying a low-key weekend, these areas of the home are meant for rest and rejuvenation.
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m o o R k n u AB e u r T e m o C Dream When having family and friends over, true relaxation requires a designated room for the kids. This retreat must function for those seeking a weekend reprieve as well as guests who may be visiting for a few days or a long holiday. To truly unwind, it’s important to provide a space for the youngest of guests too. A room that feels both fun and functional for a houseful and front-row views of the lake don’t hurt either. This bunk room features custom bunks in natural wood tones, functional sleeping space, and outdoor views that make it so much more than a bedroom. Wood elements throughout blend seamlessly with the aesthetic of the home while also bringing a bit of the outside in. This is a room the kids will want to hang out in and rest in at the end of a busy, fun-filled day.
e v e i r p e R d n a t s e R For What is a getaway without a refreshing oasis? This master suite is just that, featuring a double-tray ceiling that is both elegant and timeless, neutral shiplap walls, textured bedding and accents, and large windows to let in ample natural light. This bedroom is calming and comforting, the perfect way to start and end the day, with a bath to match.
The master bath includes more signature natural wood tones combined with statement patterned porcelain tile. It is classic with subtle detail to complement the broader aesthetic of the home. The large soaker tub is the perfect spot to unwind while taking in the breathtaking views highlighted by an elegant and understated beaded chandelier in muted tones. The end result is a master suite that allows you to recharge each day—because every host needs a private retreat after taking care of their guests.
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g n i o G d n a g n i m o C Whether arriving for a long weekend or heading out, this entryway is both spacious and inviting. Offering a taste of comfort, it features a mix of organic and modern with the wooden bench and cozy accents against the sleek lines of the staircase. The spindle-style console features a subtle splash of color, and the mirror seamlessly blends and balances lake-inspired textural elements. This entryway not only invites you in but makes you want to explore and make yourself comfortable.
Hosting is about so much more than an evening of fun. This lake retreat is truly about the experience from beginning to end. Whether gathering in the blue kitchen to prepare a meal or enjoying the outdoor beauty with all the conveniences of city living, this getaway this getaway offers more than an escape. It’s a home away from home that offers both function and experience.
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Hibou Design & Co.
Hibou Design & Co.
Korina Khamis is co-owner of Hibou Design & Co., a fullservice interior design company based out of Montreal, Quebec. Korina’s unequaled attention to detail ensures that no corner of any home is unused. Combined with her unerring eye for colors, shape, and texture, she is known for creating charming, warm interiors.
Co-owner of Hibou Design & Co., interior designer Eugenia Triandos’s many and varied projects have honed both her technical skills and creative approaches to transforming her clients’ homes. With a love for the latest design trends and innovations, Eugenia is known for bringing her clients’ fresh ideas while incorporating their individuality.
Louis Duncan-He Designs
Martha O’Hara Interiors
Louis Duncan-He, principal of Louis Duncan-He Designs, is an internationally published designer with a focus on designing distinctive and timeless residential spaces. His signature West Coast perspective plays on the innate tension between the elegant and the relaxed or the effortlessly refined and the organic. With a unique clientcentered approach, Louis’s interiors are authentic and soulful.
Kate O’Hara is the CEO & creative director of Martha O’Hara Interiors, a full-service interior design firm that designs and furnishes homes from inspiration to flawless outcome. With studios in Austin, Texas, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, their design teams have earned a reputation for classically beautiful spaces that feel refreshingly balanced and stylish.
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