the room’s straight lines, and bedcoverings of romantic damask and bold stripes form a pleasing blend of traditional and contemporary. In the master suite, the original Jacobsendesigned bed and egg-crate bookcases have been joined by a luxurious wool rug and a seating area composed of comfortable lounge chairs outfitted in pale seafoam-green sueded denim. Another painting by Wolf Kahn lends a further splash of soft color to the white walls. Jacobsen designed the original landscaping as well, including the element Dujardin calls “the most stunning thing about the house”: a deck cleverly built around the base of a tree. In choosing furniture for the deck and the bluestone terrace at the back of the house, the designer again kept things sim- THE ANTONS FINALLY ple, opting for pieces HAVE A HOUSE with contemporary, THEY CAN LOVE AS sophisticated lines. MUCH AS THEY LOVE The Antons have invited Jacobsen to THEIR ISLAND. drop by when he’s on Nantucket for work this summer, and Frank is eager to see what the architect thinks of their changes to the house he designed some twenty years ago. “I think,” says Frank, “he’d believe we’ve acted with appropriate restraint in terms of changing anything at the core of what he wanted.” It would be nice to have his approval, but truth be told, Frank and Georgine aren’t really looking for it. As far as they’re concerned, they finally have a house they can love as much as they love their island. • Resources For more information about this home, see page 108.
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