This luxury home in Greenwich, Connecticut, features a stone and clapboard exterior that fits perfectly within its setting. The 12,000-square-foot home is oriented to take advantage of the panoramic vistas of nearby islands and across Long Island Sound.
An extended four-week stay in Costa Rica really taught the Williamsons the value of living with less. "I tried to purge and get rid of stuff when people have so little in Costa Rica" says Allison of the influence her family's travels there had on their lifestyle. Instead, the Williamsons treasure family heirlooms, art and objects that bring meaning and beauty to their lives.
Surrounded by windows, this shining white kitchen is practically glowing. Glass front cabinets and open shelves keep the space airy and not weighed down. Wood floors, gray countertops and barstools and an exposed beam and range hood accent all provide relief from the brilliant white. A small glass table with white chairs provides seating, along with an L-shaped island. Taken all together, the design is gorgeous and works together beautifully.
With its bright green-and-blue pattern, the backsplash brings the fun to this open plan kitchen. On the ceiling, reclaimed wood is an ideal foil to the cheerful colors. Kitchen backsplash: Ann Sacks Savoy Hive Mosaic; industrial pendants: IKEA
The bold, blue and white backsplash is the focal point in this modern kitchen. A chef's oven with stainless steel hood range is flanked by white cabinets with brass hardware, complimented by a brass-toned faucet at the quartz kitchen island with a farmhouse sink.
With easy access to a bunk room, this family room hosts kids and their grownups with laid-back style. Pops of bright red, including a big beanbag, bring the cheer. And there's a bar to handle all the drink orders.
An opulent bedroom with red walls and burgundy curtains features a platform bed with curved, padded headboard and footboard; ornate gold bench at the foot of the bed; a large, gold, swirling sunlike wall mirror; and gorgeous chandelier.
Adding a pop of color to the contemporary space, a red shag rug grounds the twin chaises. The dark wood entertainment center stands out against the light walls, providing media storage to keep the room clean and clutter-free.
A cozy sitting area with a neutral sofa and white wingback chairs is arranged around a simple black coffee table. Green, gray and navy accent pillows add color and texture to the space while retaining a sophisticated look. Black and white framed photos accessorize the wall space above the sofa for a personalized touch.
Pops of bright green throughout this living room recall a fresh, spring day. The chairs are antique, painted white and recovered with alligator print fabric. The coffee table was handmade and painted by a local artisan. Wall paint color: Sherwin-Williams Narce SW6154