S I M P LY S T Y LIS H H OM E Right: The renovated porch is decorated in a Global Views twig mirror, “the softest” creamcolored cowhide rug from Scott Antique Markets and a teak table and chairs creating the ideal place for the family to lounge and entertain.
countertops and Thermador and Sub-Zero appliances, the breakfast area features a Global Views Faux Bois marble dining table with iron “branch” legs surrounded by antique Ralph Lauren chairs that are upholstered in super-soft faux leather. On the other side of the table, a built-in bench is covered in Sunbrella fabric so it can be unzipped and washed. For the more “adult spaces,” Debra let her interior design instinct run the show. The dining room with a half-shiplap wall and Circa Lighting chandelier features Jim Thompson fabric drapes that create a subtle backdrop for the striking blue Turkish rug Debra sourced from Scott Antique Markets. In the master bedroom, the living room’s all-white theme continues with a tufted leather bed and alabaster lamps from Bungalow Classic and custom mirrored chests by a North Carolina artisan. White tends to be Debra’s go-to palette, but in the upstairs guest bedroom, she mixes it with touches of celery and sea foam to create a relaxing respite. The room includes a Moroccan-inspired burlap bed from Noir, glossy white chests from Bungalow 5 and turquoise lamps by Arteriors fronting a pair of silver-leafed mirrors by Bunny Williams for Mirror Image. Not every inch of the McDavid home is kid-friendly, but it is all artistically inspired. Like the blending of their musical passions, the McDavids have flawlessly melded their elevated interests into everyday family life. n Below: The nearly all white master bedroom isn’t just for adults and offers more than enough room for Mason to play.
Right: Movie nights take place in the basement media room, complete with a drop-down screen and black-out curtains.
Debra’s Top Tips for Creating a Sophisticated, Family-Friendly Home l Use indoor/outdoor fabrics such as Perennials or Sunbrella for indoor sofas and chairs and cushion covers. l Make sure all your cushion covers have zippers so they can be washed, which I do frequently. l Use a hard surface, like the cement top by DEX Industries, on the tops of high-traffic tables. l Buy furniture that is distressed if you know your kids are going to distress it more, so it blends in. l I have found cowhide rugs to be very family and puppy-friendly.
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Right: The basement “rec room” is a dream play space for 6-year-old Mason McDavid and his friends. Below: The McDavids’ guests retreat to this upstairs bedroom, complete with a Noir bed and custom chair upholstered in Schumacher fabric.