Other architectural and artistic elements include a custom-made fused glass art window that extends for two stories, an Anamosa limestone sink in the powder room and beamed ceilings. The covered patio is tile, including the fireplace that sits up high so the owners can prop their feet in front of the fire from their tall outdoor bar stools. In the family room, another uncomfortable sofa was replaced with a cozier Century sofa and a pair of comfortable chairs for him. Fireside chairs from Lexington Furniture can be swiveled to face the Rainforest marble fireplace with its solid cherry mantel, or the sofa. A live-edge solid mango wood cocktail table from Hekman is a conversation piece, while underfoot is a wool sisal and
leather area rug from Fibreworks. In the breakfast nook, the Guy Chaddock table is flanked by four Serena and Lily woven chairs. The French settee is a family heirloom, while the new chandelier is from Surya. Staley made a broad pillow from leftover fabric used in creating the kitchen’s new cornice. Perhaps the biggest changes took place in the kitchen. Chickens roosting on the backsplash, curtains and valance — not to mention accessories — were given the boot. “They didn’t fit anymore, and I was ready to let go,” the owner says, smiling The cornice replaced the window curtains and serves to conceal automated blinds. Glass tiles replaced the backsplash to complement the Rainforest marble countertops.
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