Capitalizing on the natural light, designers Melanie Millner and Katie Moorhouse of The Design Atelier selected a light color palette underscored with darker accents to generate depth and interest. “It’s light and bright, yet warm,” says Millner. Walls and trim are painted Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, the perfect foil to the home’s black iron fixtures, dramatic artwork, and Kawai grand piano in the stair hall.
The owners quickly found themselves at home in their new surroundings thanks to the classic architecture and carefully chosen appointments. “Their former home was very traditional,” says Millner. “Tim, Katie, and I infused this house with a fresh spirit, but it was important to incorporate some of the furnishings, art, and family photos they had collected over the years. We wanted the home to feel new, yet familiar.”