Photo By: Willis Allen Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
White Chef Kitchen With Palm Arrangement
This kitchen gleams with its all-white cabinetry, countertops, walls and floor. An extra-large island means it's easy to grab a meal in the glamorous space...or just hang out while dinner gets underway.
White cabinets, paired with a white marble countertops and a matching backsplash, allow the stainless steel elements to pop in the space. Industrial pendant lights hang above the large kitchen island, which features a rustic centerpiece and plush leather barstools.
Jae’s office is a space for reflection, simply designed with her trademark mix of furnishings. The antique desk and small, framed portraits on the wall give the space a timeless, classic feel while the midcentury chair lends a sense of modernity. It’s a perfect mix to achieve Jae’s ideal aesthetic. “I prefer my projects to feel comfortable, timeless and stylish with a lot of personality,” she says.
One of the difficulties in moving from three stories to two bedrooms is choosing what to hold onto. Fortunately, the apartment had room enough for a few favorites. “The loft is completely open with a lot of dead space in the middle. Luckily we had pieces like my favorite 1920s credenza to work with.” To the right of the credenza sits another favorite. “I love my antique piano,” Jae beams. “It's from 1903 and my father-in-law gifted it to me on my birthday. It's been restored beautifully and sounds amazing. It's the first thing you see when you walk into our house.”
“What I love most about my home is that it's bright, comfortable and filled with things we love. I used furniture to create some depth and break up the overall sparse feel. Despite its openness, it always feels really cozy.” It seems that Jack and Declan would agree.
“I love the living room,” Jae confesses. “Every piece of furniture we have there is super comfortable which makes it a great place to hang out.” Pieces like the midcentury side chair and foot rest and throw-covered sofa confirm that this is a space engineered for maximum relaxation. “I also love that the arched windows have been there since 1881 and fill the whole house with so much light,” she adds.
A small office just off the living room showcases more of Jae’s style and her love of mixing eras and genres in her spaces. It also reveals one of her more cherished design features: rugs. “I didn't love the orange bamboo floors when we first moved in so I layered every single rug I had on top of each other,” the designer reports. “Many of the rugs I own were picked up while traveling. It's not easy shoving a 5x7 rug into your luggage to bring overseas but we've done it so many times that we can now do it pretty quickly.”
Two modern pendant lights with linen shades hover above the marble island in this timeless, white kitchen. Soft gray cabinets draw the eye to the rich hardwood flooring in the space and blend perfectly with the mosaic tile backsplash and range hood.
Wood beams draw the eye to the vivid blue door in this white transitional living room. The room's laid-back design features a country-style dining table and chairs, industrial light fixture and rustic hardwood flooring.
The main layout inside is open concept. Sliding glass doors all across the outer wall make the great room feel like it's an easy extension of the dock. The color palette is bright and cheerful, melon shades a perfect combination with the tropical setting.
Bold blue walls, hardwood floors and a tufted leather sofa create the perfect, transitional environment in this home bar. Through stacked wooden doors, guests move to the spacious sunroom with a large dining table and original French fireplace.
Yellow walls surround this transitional living room with a wall of cherry wood built-ins. At the center of the wood panel wall is the original fireplace, perfectly positioned in front of comfortable furniture.
Elegant, iridescent mosaic tile trims the mirror and custom vanity, providing texture and shine in this timeless all-white bathroom. The clean white walls and soft marble floors keeps this space feeling airy.