A detached, income-producing Carriage House sits on the lot beside this historic home. It features one bedroom, a full kitchen and bath, a two-car garage and other amenities. A paving stone patio connects the houses.
Shades of cool blue and yellow-gold used in the interior of this home are echoed on its spacious porch. A sofa and chair provide seating while a table set under the ceiling fan is perfect for relaxing and enjoying appetizers and sips.
A pale blue bedroom opens to a sunny balcony on the second floor of this home. White bedding and a white, upholstered chair, along with curtains and pillows in yellow-gold, complement the dark wood furniture.
From storage and serveware to ostensibly-humble table settings, etúHOME founder Stacy Borocz loves using the items in her home to make her guests feel cherished. “Who wouldn’t enjoy pulling up a chair and unfolding a perfectly pressed linen napkin or noticing a single flower placed just right atop a china plate? A beautifully appointed table says, ‘I appreciate that you are here, your attendance is important to me, thank you for coming.’”
This kitchen island features a hand-forged, removable steel bar with S-hooks for posts and pans. “I love grabbing what I need right in front of me versus digging through drawers to find the right size [vessel],” the homeowner says. The Spanish woven-rush baskets beneath the countertop store found French linens (“another guilty pleasure”).
White Dining Table with Eclectic Vases and Walnut Chairs
Homeowner and etuHOME founder Stacy Borocz is quick to note that she can’t take credit for the striking black walnut dining chairs in her dining room: her husband and business partner brought them about. “He worked diligently with the factory to create them, and it turns out they are a best seller and a design favorite,” she says.
This five-pillared dining table with nailhead trim is a sibling to the smaller piece in the homeowner's breakfast nook. This eclectic space also boasts a gallery wall and a pair of vintage-yet-futuristic crystal-adorned globes, and a walnut-stained hardwood floor.
White Living Room with Plants and Mirrors on Mantel
The mirrors above the fireplace might seem precariously placed, but they’re far more durable than they look: they’re actually hand-forged steel. Teal tones in the distressed rug pair beautifully with the homeowner's tabletop glass and ceramics, and books from her design library perch with the mirrors and plants on her gleaming white mantel.
White Traditional Living Room with Blue Ginger Jar Collection
No two of the century-old, deep blue ceramic jars in the living room’s built-in shelves are alike; actually, no single jar is fully alike. “They are from the southwest of France near Toulouse, and are part of a larger collection,” owner Stacy Borocz says. “Old European vessels are typically a generational item, so since they traded hands so many times over the years, the tops end up being mixed and matched or refreshed by their various owners.” That spirit carries over to the coffee table and its changing cast of characters. “That is one accent piece I change all the time,” she explains. “I am an avid collector of design books, so I am always sorting new with old based on what I am reading at the time.”
The mostly-monochrome bathroom features pops of petal pink — a trio of coffee table books, a ceramic bowl and an issue of Veranda with a floral cover — in a glass-shelved cabinet. A graduated array of jars on the top shelf are both ornamental and functional: they make the jars that are in active use (with contents like cotton swabs and bath salts) feel more decorative.
Traditional White Living Room with Eclectic Coffee Tables
Vases on the occasional tables echo the vivid blue tones of the French jar collection in this home's living room. The blown- glass orbs in the pedestal bowl are part of etúHOME’s sphere vase collection; owner Stacy Borocz particularly loves their unstructured tops, “which is where the glass was cut from the metal rod used to blow the orb,” she explains.
The white upholstered corner seats between the windows and the breakfast area were part of a sectional set that homeowner Stacy Borocz deconstructed. “They are fab and fun because you can move them together or part as you change up a room,” she says. That suits her appetite for revision: “I tend to gravitate to pieces that have dual functionality because I am constantly changing my space."