Beautiful, unique design and architectural elements create a sense of awe inspiring tranquility upon entering this unusual local waterfront residence. Designers Cara Mayes and Jen Kravchuk, of Decker Ross Interiors, decided on a Modern Farmhouse style with Coastal accents, which they incorporated into the design plan for this home. They chose shades of grey, tan, and steel blue to enhance the beauty of the existing driftwood ceiling and granite floors.
To avoid using a lot of busy patterns, Cara and Jen chose to mix natural linen and lush velvet to create textural contrast and interest, without detracting from the beautiful architectural detail of the residence. Nailhead trim provided a consistent embellishment throughout their design from the custom cornice boards to the sofa and unique cocktail table.
“We tried to emphasize the unique architecture of the home by selecting certain items, such as the large nautilus shell art piece and interlocking circular patterned rug in the Dining Room,” Cara commented. “We repeated the circular motif established in the nearby large round picture window, as well as the spiral staircase,” she added. The corners of the cocktail table incorporated the circular motif, which was also repeated vertically in the embroidery pattern on the beautiful, custom made draperies.
Because it is an open floorplan, Cara and Jen wanted to ensure that the renovated Kitchen design coordinated with their overall vision. The homeowner decided on a curvilinear design for the custom cabinetry and countertops, and selected a driftwood finish, modern door fronts and even mixed in a shutter style door as an accent- to bring in a modern coastal aesthetic. A durable white quartz, with veining resembling Carrera marble, was selected for the counter top
When it came to accessorizing, “We created a cluster of hurricane style candleholders, and then artistically arranged some branches with an array of succulents, for the centerpiece on the dining table,” Jen remarked. The designers also selected a large iron lantern style chandelier in the Living Room, and brought in some coastal elements with oyster shell and silver leaf coral lamps, driftwood candlesticks, a large shell vessel with lovely silk floral, as well as a modern abstract art beach scene. The homeowners are extremely pleased that the beautiful design aesthetic reflects their taste and lifestyle, and that Cara and Jen paid such close attention to every detail throughout the process.