Now it’s unrecognizable! Eve Robinson Associates took the room’s lighting and ran with it. The new space, christened “A Room of One’s Own,” is bright and magical, draped in a soft pinks, creams and metallics—the perfect tribute to Virginia Wolf’s renowned feminist text.
“Our room is filled with ethereal strength, form and function,” says Eve. “It embodies the lives and achievements of our everyday heroes—women.”
The most imposing aspect of Brian’s design is probably the golden, hand-crafted cherry blossoms that hang all the way down the staircase to form a 30-foot suspended mobile. In the midst of admiring the mobile, it’s easy to miss the smaller details: Grass cloth wallpaper, hand painted faux paneling and the baby blue custom carpet, which—when looking down from the top floor—“looks like a fan,” Brians explains to HGTV.com.
Matthew Monroe was inspired by Charleston, and the city’s beauty is most certainly reflected in this warm and grand sitting room. Drapery, portraits and luxurious furnishings come together to create a space reminiscent of the past but made for the present.
Dark trim, dark hardwood flooring and a mix of furniture styles create subtle whimsy in this transitional playroom. A peacock blue wingback chair pops against the mostly neutral palette and connects the space to the high-gloss blue room beyond. A curved ceiling adds sophistication.
Transitional Kitchen with Breakfast Bay, Water View
A breakfast bay with wraparound windows provides sweeping views across Long Island Sound. The kitchen of this 12,000-square-foot luxury home in Greenwich, Connecticut, features white cabinetry and a large center island. Custom shades roll down to provide privacy and filter light.
With its sleek, curved ceiling, dark hardwood floors and built-in wet bar, this lounge-like game room is designed for entertaining. Rows of doors open the room to the sweeping water view and bring in loads of natural light. A TV above the fireplace pairs with comfortable seating, allowing the space to function as a media room as well.
With the idea of a Parisian houseguest in mind, Peter Pennoyer of Peter Pennoyer Architects, totally transformed this space. The walls went from yellow to draped in gray and blue Schumacher coverings, while a combination of bejeweled pillows, layered textures and hints of marigold pull the entire look together. The finishing touch: A ceramic turtle whose shell opens to reveal an ink jar (placed on the back desk).
Among the home's expansive outdoor spaces is this delicious outdoor kitchen. To keep the chef and guests happy, the covered area includes a large, stainless steel grill, a bar, a fireplace and a sitting area.