This home designed by Lee Ann Thornton and published in the new House Beautiful is the reason I love interior design!!! I am impressed and in awe of how an old Connecticut ranch that started out as a plain Jane with lots of drywall, small rooms, low ceilings and a quirky flow has morphed into such a beautiful home. Somehow Thornton has created many of my dream spaces – that sunroom is simply glorious, I would never leave that room!….the dining room is layered with beautiful patterns and feminine details I adore, the master bedroom is subtle and interesting while the master bath is crisp and edgy… I’m in love!
Here’s an excerpt from Thornton’s interview with House Beautiful explaining her design approach when decorating this home:
“To bring in charm and a sense of history, I grabbed ceiling height wherever I could. I added architectural texture – shiplap paneling, coffered ceilings, molding – then layered in decor with an easy, romantic spirit.” (via House Beautiful )
In the sunroom, Thornton designed an ample sectional sofa to maximize seating. She covered the walls and upholstery in the same French pale blue Peter Fasano fabric. To anchor the space, the window mullions were painted black. For contrast, the frames were kept white and sheer cafe curtains soften the look.
Lisa Fine and Peter Dunham textiles add the final layers of pattern and blues.
The color scheme throughout the house is a sophisticated blues-and-white updated here and there with aubergine, apple-green and raspberry reds. Yum, so so good!
To read the original story, head over to House Beautiful. Photography by Francesco Lagnese.