Artful details abound in Holley Jaakkola's historic Savannah home including a concrete squirrel that most would place in the garden but Jaakkola perches on her marble kitchen sink. Inspired, unexpected details like this give the home its strong sense of style and personality.
The Leitao house is full of wonderful details. Every opportunity to tell a cultural story at home has been found as with this ebony banister, original to the space. Kenza and Julio added a personal touch by turning an intricately detailed piece of art into a unique pommel.
This media room includes clever details that enhance the entertainment experience. “We installed risers to give it a genuine movie theater feel that are actually lighted on the stair steps,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.
Under the desk sits a large cotton and wool upcycled patchwork rug made from old and used handmade traditional Anatolian carpets with different shades like raspberry, blue, brown and gray. Two retro faux-fur pink accent chairs with metal legs for visitors at the desk coordinate with the room’s blush ceiling.
“Use the existing lightbox and replace current ceiling lights with a pendant or chandelier of your choice,” Ana suggests. In the kitchen, she added a pendant that matched the floor lamps and looked great off center.
The living room console offers a menagerie of cultural details. Layers of texture meet here, with wooden sculptures atop the metal display. Pieces like the carved horse offer a whimsical touch, reminiscent of a trojan horse.
The overall design for the updated room included a mix of dark blues, texture, midcentury-modern lines and masculine touches. These elements were brought in through accessories including white ceramic sculpture, coral and plaid pillar candles.
The massive black iron chandelier and the modern marble and steel coffee table pop against the all white room and floor-to-ceiling windows. “We needed something to break it all up and balance it and keep it from becoming too soft,” said designer Brian Patrick Flynn.