Bright Colors, Bold Accents Dot This Designer’s Home

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In Bow Mar, a designer's home reveals an eclectic narrative with personal pieces and bold style.

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Smitten with the midcentury lines and California feel of her family's new home in Bow Mar, designer Andrea Monath Schumacher set out appointing the interiors with furnishings that reflect her penchant for color and eclecticism. She worked with landscape designer Karin Doolittle of The Secret Gardener to make updates to the grounds, including adding bright roses.

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Schumacher painted the front doors Heritage Red by Benjamin Moore and flanked them with foo dog sculptures from Indochine Home and Garden. Inside, the entry showcases a mirrored console in front of chinoiserie-style wallpaper by Paul Montgomery Studio. The rug is Kurdish, and the 1940s French sconces were found on Chairish.

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In the kitchen, just off the family room and dining area, Schumacher updated the central island with a white countertop and brass drawer pulls by Lew's Hardware. Stools by Safavieh offer seating in the light-filled space. The flooring is white oak finished with a combination stain that includes mahogany and black.

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Schumacher arranged the dining area with a Lucite-and-glass table gifted to her by the home's previous owner, chairs by Charlotte & Ivy and a vintage chandelier she found in the basement of a New York lighting dealer. The rug is by Safavieh.

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Schumacher arranged the dining area with a Lucite-and-glass table gifted to her by the home's previous owner, chairs by Charlotte & Ivy and a vintage chandelier she found in the basement of a New York lighting dealer. The rug is by Safavieh.

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The family room features a large pendant by RH that hangs above a sculptural coffee table by Jonathan Adler. The custom armchairs that encircle the table are upholstered with a Coraggio mohair from Shanahan Collection. Artworks by Schumacher's grandmother line the fire surround.

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With help from builders Lynn Harrison and Mike Rosales, the designer added a working kitchen complete with Calacatta Gold marble counters and a backsplash made with Fireclay Tile's Chaine Femme pattern. The custom cabinetry, crafted by A&E Fine Woodworking, is offset with Chinese drawer and cabinet pulls.

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For a guest bathroom, Schumacher transformed an antique Chinese cabinet into a vanity and topped it with a marble counter. The pendants hanging above are by Cedar & Moss, and the wallcovering is by Phillip Jeffries. Schumacher dressed the floor with small-scale tile by Daltile.

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In the family room, a white Brownstone Upholstery sofa from Town contrasts with the dark tones of a wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks, punctuated by Thomas McKnight artwork. Underneath is a silk rug made from Indian saris. The bird-shaped table lamp is by Cyan Design, and the drapery fabric is by Osborne & Little. The coffee table is by Bernhardt; the armchair was purchased at auction.

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Schumacher added vibrancy to the master bedroom by placing a custom screen made with chinoiserie-style wallpaper by Paul Montgomery Studio behind a custom bed upholstered with a textile by Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks. The large-scale giclée print is by John James Audubon, and the nightstand is a family antique. The sisal rug is from Floor Coverings By CPA.

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The backyard is marked by mature trees and an existing swimming pool, which Schumacher framed with Ballard Designs chaise lounges sporting cushions covered with a black-and-white stripe. Doolittle added the planters around the pool to lend interest.

Sometimes everything falls into place. It did for Denver-based designer Andrea Monath Schumacher, her husband, Jesse, and their two children, Calvin and Charley.

“We live in Bow Mar,” Schumacher says. “We’d always see this 1950s ranch-style house in the neighborhood, and we fell in love with it. I decided to knock on the door one day and the owner answered. We started chatting, and she invited me in for tea. I told her I loved her home and that if she ever wanted to sell, I’d be interested in buying. She called three years later.”

After Schumacher learned the owner was ready to sell, the designer and her husband purchased the midcentury residence. Schumacher then arranged the rooms with the beloved furniture pieces, fabrics, artworks and accessories she has carefully collected over the years.

She hung vibrant selections of Chinoiserie wallpaper in the entry, the master bedroom and the office. French sconces from the 1940s that are gilded and cobra-shaped adorn the entry, while a gilded table lamp in the form of a bird makes a statement in the family room.

“I love pattern and anything that has an animal shape,” she says.

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