A series of molding-framed murals by Susan Harter could easily steal the scene in the dining room. Instead, Monahan selected the calming earth tones of grisaille, letting her mahogany dining table and antique chairs stand out. A chandelier from Arteriors accents a custom-finish ceiling painted by Deux Femmes Decorative Art.
Southwest-inspired hues, like the family room’s Ikat fabric, are a nod to Santa Fe, “a place the owners love for its energy,” Hirsch says. New shelves make way for a growing collection of pottery, while the wood-topped coffee table affords space for any number of activities.
The parlor is a festive mix of dynamite wallpaper (with a theme that reminds the wife of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are) and cool furnishings. To give the Seventh & 7th Designs cabinet even more character, Amy Aidinis Hirsch added solid brass Lisa Jarvis hardware.
As a quirky foil to the modern Lucite base, the parlor’s see-through chair wears a lady-like floral velvet by Romo.
Original mahogany details lend punch to the living room, where every piece, from the Le Corbusier steel-legged coffee table to Rina Menardi’s ceramics flanking the door, illustrates good design.
Pine walls and floors provide a clean, light frame for colorful midcentury furnishings, like the orange-shelled Eames chairs in the dining area.
The main stairway merges contemporary and traditional elements. The bright orange bench is a momentary departure from the blue tones that dominate the home’s interior.
Another bedroom wears sunny apricot-hued paint.
For sheer fun the basement bunk room, with cheery splashes of orange and its pool table, is hard to beat.
The mudroom’s colorful door gives notice that this is a modern house.
Festive flashlights lined up along the patio fence add nighttime ambience.
The family room’s accent colors were inspired by the tulip painting in the homeowners’ art collection.
The library was turned into a playroom and homework center, with open shelving and a bright pin board above each desk.
Graphic Romo fabrics give energy to the guest room’s reading nook.
The cheerful upstairs office, with walls painted in dramatic Charlotte’s Locks from Farrow & Ball, is functional and fun: the owners run their winery from here when they’re not in California.
Fabrics and paint in mango and lime create a happy mood in a guestroom.
A quilted upholstered headboard creates a colorful focal point.
The bowed ceiling and beaded paneling of the cabana’s bedroom was inspired by boat interiors.
A sonâs bedroom is kid-friendly but not babyish.
A large crystal chandelier sparkles against the powder room’s red walls.
The designer collects blanc de chine figures.
The dining chairs’ hand-screened Galbraith & Paul fabric picks up the tangerine hue on the walls. The primitive elephant painting is from Nantucket Looms.
The owner’s favorite peachy color enlivens a setting for dinner guests.
The breakfast nook sounds a wake-up call with walls of tequila lime, a geometric-patterned rug and vivid toss pillows.
Shannon Feeney introduced audacious color to the family room with textiles and accessories.
The family room decor began with the blue-and-cream abstract rug that is, says Elms, "a total wow."
Dragoo designed the tufted headboard in the cozy master bedroom.
The dining room’s dark walls "make things pop," explains the designer.
A colorful Oushak carpet sets the library’s welcoming tone. The George Nelson pendant lamp adds a modern note, while classic articulating brass lamps from Michele Varian aid nighttime reading.
Vintage orange chairs complement Kerri’s artwork with a bit of extra punch in the television room. The ottoman is another custom D2 Interieurs design.
The sitting room takes a warmer and more colorful turn; in here, comfort comes first.