Kelly and Lu began working together choosing fabrics and materials that could stand up to frisky canines and active little children. “There can be 30 people staying at the house at one time, says Kelly. “Leather (as a comfortable, tough fabric that is easy to maintain) can really be your friend.” Along with leather, Kelly introduced sturdy indoor/outdoor fabrics for a “no worry” home. “The home is full of natural light and really just needed to be freshened up,” says Kelly. A black-and-white check cloth covers the sofa and love seat in the living room. Vintage end tables in crisp whites and a large mirror found at a flea market give the room charm as well as a relaxed feel. An oriental rug gives the room a punch of red. Country porcelain pitcher topiaries and clay pots placed along the mantel give the room a country feel.
The kitchen, designed by Classic Kitchens in Hyannis, is the perfect spot for large dinner parties. The center island’s wooden countertop offers ample space for food prep. The state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances can handle cooking for large crowds. “We can fit 16 around the 10-foot dining table,” says Kelly. The rustic farm table is surrounded by red ladderback chairs. “Red is my mother’s favorite color,” says Kelly. “We used it as an accent color throughout the kitchen. The toaster, trash can, and even the sink, are red!”