This colorful condo will AMAZE you!
The interplay of color and texture might be most impactful on the first floor in the blended living, kitchen and dining room. What’s immediately striking is the pop of electric blue high-gloss painted cabinetry in the kitchen, set against a scene of black, off-white and gray furniture. “We say it’s like relaxation meets pop art,” Linder notes. The black-painted fireplace also draws one into the space, and adds architectural interest. Window sashes and doors throughout the home are also painted black. (Fun fact: Eric’s brother, Todd Sage, completed all of the painting in the home.) Against the wall opposite the fireplace is a custom, oversized dark-gray wingback. “We added in the pulled string button detail versus a classical tuft, just to add a little bit of artistry, and it’s a nod to the craftsmanship that goes into these pieces—emphasizing the handmade quality,” Linder says. Working within a limited footprint that required multi-use, it was also important to make the living area here feel as open as possible, and the addition of the wingback expands the space—as does the use of a custom light-gray banquette in the dining area. “By giving it the arched back it didn’t block the windows, and by making the bench seat tufted on all sides, it provided dimension and depth,” Linder explains.
A closer examination of the first floor reveals the great extent of textural detail. The ribbon nailhead trim that wraps around the perimeter of the sofa. The sculptural light fixtures above the kitchen island made of seatbelt-like material. The ant figurine atop the dry bar (a playful nod, says Linder, to the endearing quirkiness of Provincetown). These layers of texture, from Linder’s point of view, help to match the excitement created by the statement-making kitchen cabinetry.
Heading downstairs, a porthole-style window within the stairwell offers a sneak peak of colorfully cozy den, and creates the feeling of being transported into the cabin of a ship. As delightful of a gathering space as the first floor is, it’s hard not to want to retreat to the den and curl up on the wrap-around seating nook. Its midnight-blue bases and off-white French mattresses with a ticking stripe pattern promote relaxation, and there’s plenty of space for several guests to sit and chat—it can even be used as a sleeping quarter for an overnight guest. A multi-colored oval ottoman feels like dried paint to the touch, and adding to the artistic flair of this room, above the glossy red-orange desk, are two vividly detailed drawings of bees by London artist Ryan Chadwick. “In our Boston house, up to the sunroom, I had him do about 30 different-sized bees, so I have a whole bee wall. That was our little tribute to him and playing off our Boston house,” Eric says.
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