The first thing you notice about this home is its glamour: plush velvets, glimmering gold, sensuous curves. Then you become aware that not only is the home luxe and alluring, but it’s also comfortable and inviting. In other words, it’s perfect for its owners, a young family of four who love to entertain.
Floors of pale European oak laid in a herringbone pattern along with the numerous windows contribute to the light, airy ambience. The addition of weightier materials, such as the Calacatta marble counters and backsplash in the kitchen and the Arabescato marble in the primary bathroom, provide the perfect complement of substantialness.
And let’s not forget the wealth of soft, luxurious textures. The living room sofas are upholstered in plush velvet that’s all but impossible not to stroke; the flokati-type rug in the main bedroom is a pleasure to step onto first thing in the morning. Earthier textures—cane chair panels, woven baskets—dotted throughout keep the home from feeling too rarified.
By keeping the palette muted and the silhouettes simple, the variety of textures and shapes complement rather than compete with each other. “The house has a serenity to it,” Jenny says. “You walk in and immediately feel a sense of calm, like ‘I’m home!’”