Life on Nantucket: A look into one family’s ‘Sconset oasis
“When you walk into Nina’s design studio,” explains the homeowner, “she has all of these vision boards. I would come in and she’d have my house front and center with different vision boards for each room, each with different versions of ideas that she’d created from my suggestions.” It’s that attention to detail and ability to collaborate with the homeowner, involving the family in each aspect of the project, that makes Liddle such a successful designer. “There are all these layers of pieces that make it feel like a home, and she did a great job layering things in a way that makes the space feel really warm and beautiful. I just love it,” boasts the homeowner.
“What I love most,” the owner continues, “is that the home has this Malibu, beachy vibe while still using these organic elements that make it feel natural.” The home is pretty, colorful and modern while still maintaining a respectful appreciation of the ‘Sconset area. “I didn’t want it to be so modern that it feels cold,” and cold is certainly not a word that could be used to describe this vibrant space. In fact, it is quite the opposite—bursting with color and warmth that makes it very clear the type of fun summer adventures that will be had and lasting memories that will be made here in this island paradise. A unique, modern twist on the classic tale of an island beach home, this home is where the ocean comes alive in the deep-blue lanterns in the kitchen, in the plum colors of the living room, in the teal banquette and on the walls of the powder room. It captures all of the emotion of the sea and the vibrancy of life on Nantucket.
Anthony Doerr writes about the sea: “It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads. It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.” The ‘Sconset home that Liddle pulled together is like the ocean in this way—a place abundant in light and color, an escape to relax and enjoy oneself. Because why would you want to be anywhere else when you could relax in a colorful home in ‘Sconset?
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