For the living room, the interior decorator washed the walls in “Limestone” paint by Benjamin Moore. Above the fireplace, he chose an accent paper by Paloma Picasso called “Gazelle.” The custom contemporary bench sofas are easy-care, faux ultrasuede in a deep brown. A hint of the coast is given with the sea grass cubes in the center of the sitting area. Crewel turtle accent pillows grace the couch.
To give the home a sense of fun and flair, Herbert combined interesting pieces and textures together. “It really depends on what look the client is going for in the house,” he says, “but it is always fun to bring in an element of surprise.” The small-mirrored and nickel-plated “Martini” table offers a reflective surface and harkens back to the 1920s art deco era.
The builder had installed cherry kitchen cabinets, so Herbert played off that color in the dining and kitchen area. Pendant lighting also chosen by the builder was left intact. The decorator chose an imported elm dining table and surrounded it by woven sea grass chairs. Vintage Chinese stools found at WA in Provincetown are set under the kitchen island for a more casual dining experience.
The same “Limestone” paint color is carried through to the kitchen and dining area. The house also has great natural light that floods the living spaces through French doors and large windows. To maximize on the sunlight, Herbert opted not to introduce window treatments into the main living spaces. “We wanted to keep the look clean and simple—not too fussy,” he explains.
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