North Carolina homes have room to spare and Seana’s is no exception. The dining room boasts a classic use of blacks, whites, browns, and green plants. It’s elegantly simple, but surprisingly presented one of Seana’s bigger challenges. “I actually find styling and decorating with neutrals to be more challenging,” she confides.
Between Virginia Beach and North Carolina, Seana spent fourteen years in Brookyn, NY. As excited as she was to buy her first home, she felt she needed to grow her apartment-based design style to fill a whole house. “I didn't want to lose my urban vibe,” she confides, “so I did my best to incorporate glimpses of my old life in this new home.” Art became a major way to bring a bit of New York City street style to her Charlotte home, and can be seen in her gallery wall on the stairs.
The living room is a study in neutrals, and the subtle layering of objects, textures and color. “I am eclectic,” Seana says of herself, “you can actually find a bit of every design style in my house.” It’s a personal combination that she refers to as “glamohemian.” But pulling influences from everywhere doesn’t mean that she wants a crowded space. “I don’t prefer a space to look overly crowded or over-done,” she says. “I like to be elegantly eclectic.”
The room past the light-filled entryway is the parlor, where Seana gives the first hint of how deep her design skills actually go. The walls use black as a neutral, making it a canvas for all of the room’s other colors to pop against. The centerpiece of the room is a breathtaking painting that also serves as the foundation of the color palette, featuring every color that’s present in the space, from bright fuchsias to the deep yellow reflected in the upholstered side chair.
For Seana, design isn’t a job, it’s a passion. More importantly it’s a way to express herself in a way where the only meaningful critic is her. “My major focus was giving this newly built house some character and soul,” she says. “It was a new build with no renovations to do, so I focused on the decor.” Her focus started with the home’s gorgeous entryway. The white walls come alive with a series of large-scale paintings purchased from a local Charlotte artist. Meanwhile, elements like the side table, rug and brass vase give the space a warm and grounded feeling.
A three-seater sofa and two deep armchairs provide comfortable seating in the multipurpose room, a flexible space that can be used for a variety of activities like watching an awards show, the big game or your favorite HGTV special.
This 40 Mercer apartment features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths with the option of a third bedroom. Large windows make the entire city a moving canvas in this artsy apartment situated in New York City's one-time gallery neighborhood, SoHo.
This kids' bedroom features white floors, white furniture and pale blue walls. Green bed curtains add a pop of color as well as a cozy sleeping area. The green is echoed in a green striped window treatment.
Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel who is the winner of multiple awards including the Pritzer Prize, 40 Mercer is Nouvel's first New York project. Located in the heart of Manhattan's Soho neighborhood, this loft-style 2,200 square foot apartment features 11 foot ceilings and the incredible view only a corner lot could deliver. An automated glass curtain wall opens to allow the outdoors in.
This glamorous, sleek master bath features Calcutta marble floors with — perfect for a Manhattan apartment — timer-controlled radiant heat. The dual sink vanity features white oak and walnut topped with a glass countertop.