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In the media room, a Dmitriy & Co sectional swathed in velvet and a patterned Schumacher-clad custom banquette supply perfect spots for curling up on movie night. The Kimberly Denman side chairs are from Jean de Merry. The coffee table is from John Salibello in New York City. Art by Mark Fox is from Hiram Butler Gallery.
SET THE STAGE
Builder Rob Bacher installed Birch hardwood floors with a custom stain throughout the main living areas, creating a more cohesive look. The fireplace is clad in Modular Arts wall tile, painted in Sherwin-Williams’ Seaworthy, was designed to fit a flat-screen television. A trio of tufted custom ottomans by Rooster Socks Furniture are upholstered in Fabricut velvet.
GREEN WITH ENVY
Walls painted Sherwin-Williams Roycroft Bottle Green make for a cozy media room featuring jet-black barn doors designed by Chandos Interiors and built by Thompson Custom Homes, which complement art by Stephanie Wheeler. Lee chaises flank an accent table from Area.
Interior designer Stephanie Merryman created a sapele-paneled wall in the living area for added warmth as well as for more practical reasons: The paneling hides a television that’s revealed when an Eclipse vertical art lift from Media Decor raises the Deborah Bigeleisen painting. Merryman then chose white-leather Henredon lounge chairs for a contemporary look and added a chrome-chain side table from Windsor Smith Home for a nautical touch. The Fibreworks jute rug is from Flor Source.
TURN UP THE WARMTH
Interior designers Laila Colvin and Rafaela Simoes worked with warm wood and earthy tones to reflect their client’s Brazilian roots. Sliding oak panels manufactured by Da-Vinci Designs bring texture to the living room while concealing the television. A deep orange suede covers a vintage-inspired armchair purchased at One of a Kind.
THE BIG SCREEN
The great room functions for both entertaining and everyday living thanks to abundant seating including twin Aiden chairs, a Morado Curves club chair–all by Theodore Alexander–and a Thayer Coggin sectional. A painting by local artist Will Day is rigged on a sliding system to screen the television when not in use.
Featuring spectacular water views, the living area offers comfort and ease with pieces like a pair of Natuzzi chairs and oak RH coffee and side tables. The Italian leather sectional, wool rug and sofa pillows are custom. JTS Woodworking constructed the television wall with a backlit acrylic feature.
The owners’ leather sofa and a Metropolitan chair and ottoman by B&B Italia make a comfortable seat for relaxing and binge-watching television. The accent wall is coated in Sherwin-Williams Black Magic. The Greta Grossman Grasshopper floor lamp is from DWR.
PREP IN YOUR STEP
Underneath the television in the family room, Macumber’s Home Maintenance Services replaced a concrete mantel with a walnut shelf. Next to it, designer Joanna Gick designed the doors of the built-in cabinet, which was fabricated by Quality Custom Home Interiors. The armchair is RH, the coffee table is Brownstone, and the sectional is Vanguard. A Surya rug grounds the space, while Robert Allen fabric makes up the draperies.
BEAM ME UP
The color of the kitchen’s structural steel I-beam inspired the room’s finishes, which include dark Porcelanosa cabinets and counter stools upholstered with an inviting gray wool fabric. Arteriors’ Garrison Cylindrical pendants add a warm touch to the cool mix. Stanley, a labradoodle named for the Stanley Cup, takes it all in.
McKenzie Craft fabricated the media room’s cerused white oak bar, lined with Henge chairs. Game Spirit by 2 Alas adorns an Opustone limestone wall near Poliform’s Mondrian sectional, topped with Missoni Home pillows. An ottoman by Casa Dio and an Interlude Home side table sit on a Niba Designs rug.
In the family room, a sectional sofa from Lee Industries covered in fabric from Perennials encourages lounging. Facing it is a contemporary media console from Four Hands. The cocktail table is from RH.
Designer Meg Lonergan calls the media room’s custom Randy Twaddle Studio rug from Carol Piper Rugs “one of my proudest design moments–it’s an unusual color combination that goes against natural instincts but works brilliantly.” Also unexpected is her combination of a lacquered wood coffee table, vintage Italian chandelier in the Stilnovo style, Mokum draperies from Holly Hunt and an H.G. Edwards painting.
A Kelly Reemtsen painting from David Klein Gallery presides over the media room. A pair of equally vibrant accent pillows covered in Romo fabric punctuates a cozy gray palette composed of a Baker sofa in Cameron linen velvet, a Century Furniture club chair wearing Brunschwig & Fils linen, a Ferrell Mittman armchair covered in Chivasso performance fabric and a leather-upholstered cocktail ottoman by Bjork Studio.
WILD FOR WALNUT
Designer Juli Hodgson helped Steve select the furnishings and finishes, including Flexform’s Groundpiece sectional and Jiff side tables, all purchased through Inform Interiors in Vancouver, that reside in the living room. Vrieling Architectural built the custom walnut media wall, and Petrucci opened the room to the garden by swapping a solid wall for glass.