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crystals. The owner’s collection of paintings and sculptures from all around the world are prominently displayed nodding to her love of travel while enriching the décor. In order to further personalize each space, Bennett and Hall called in local visual artist and designer Tyler Huntzinger, best known for his inspiring plasterwork. Among his memorable creations is a ceiling detailed with 3-D chrysanthemums mimicking artwork originally drawn by the owner’s late grandfather. Huntzinger presented his interpretation of the drawing to the homeowner as a reminder that her grandfather is always watching over her. Bennett

and Hall completed the celestial effect with a chandelier that appears to cascade from the plaster foliage, replacing what was once rugged beams. “When we first came to this house, it was heavy with rustic detail, featuring dark, hammered beams extending across the ceiling,” Hall points out. “It threw your eye so you didn’t know where to focus, and it felt nervous.” The team removed the beams, dropped the ceiling and floated a large circle that diffuses the ceiling’s harsh angles, relaxes the room and showcases Huntzinger’s artistry. Below, a large painted canvas rests above the fireplace and serves

Above: A fresh, uncluttered kitchen features Calacatta marble countertops, understated backsplash, luxurious window treatments and simple pendant lights over the island.

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