Character Traits-Dining/living area

In the combined dining/living area, “the orientation of the furniture and lighting clearly defines each room,” Vacca says, but one large area rug unifies the two in a space-enhancing way.

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Character Traits-Hallway Niche

This hallway niche “is like a little glove box,” Vey says. It’s the handiwork of the original owner, a cabinetmaker by trade. A framed photo of the couple’s son skiing […]

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Character Traits-Dining Area

Eclectic and relaxed, the dining area is a complete mix of old and new, the designer says. “I added the modern matte-black light fixture and sleek woven rattan chairs to […]

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Character Traits-Accents

Mixing contem­porary accents with timeworn pieces keeps things interesting — and unexpected. Clockwise (from upper left): contemporary wood beads, a vintage wood shoe form and antique power pole insulator, a […]

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Character Traits-Living room

In the combined dining/living area, “the orientation of the furniture and lighting clearly defines each room,” Vacca says, but one large area rug unifies the two in a space-enhancing way.

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Character Traits-Family room

Existing sofas in the family room and elsewhere are upholstered in Crypton, a high-performance fabric. A custom, oversized dark wood coffee table grounds the setting. Hints of blue were introduced […]

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Character Traits-Kitchen area

Custom saddle-toned leather stools with silver nail-head trim from Lee Industries deliver the “updated contemporary touch I wanted,” says the homeowner.  “They make the whole area pop.” 

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Character Traits-Dutch Door

A charming Dutch door extends a warm welcome. The oak plant stand and mirror, reupholstered antique claw-foot chair, mahogany sideboard and two-clasp trunk — just beyond in the adjacent dining/living […]

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Character Traits-Kitchen

The kitchen (seen behind the family room sofa) mixes shades of white with a pale blue/gray ceramic backsplash. Natural materials such as walnut and marble countertops honor the integrity of […]

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