Sometimes, the absence of color can be just as dramatic and elegant, especially when mixed with texture, soft linens, bold black accents and interesting antiques and artwork. This Connecticut weekend retreat, designed by Lisa Sherry is a fabulous example and it's been in my inspiration folder since it first debuted in Lonny last year. It can sometimes be tricky making vaulted or two-story ceilings feel comfy and cozy, but with a creamy color palette, oversize furnishings and a great mix of antique pieces, this home is as chic as it is welcoming!
There is so much to love in this entryway, from the vaulted ceilings and gallery wall mixed with art and mirrors to the antique table, pair of brass porthole mirrors, turned wood floor lamp, layered rugs and Windsor bench - such an open, airy and inviting spot to welcome guests:
A stacked stone fireplace is a beautiful, rustic compliment to a pair of linen sofas and a tufted ottoman, all of which is killing it in the living room:
Bright white kitchen - another fabulous example of why all-white kitchens will never go out of style:
Be still my heart, black distressed Windsor chairs and round antique dining table:
Love the oversize vintage map, a great way to maximize vaulted walls without being too over the top:
Built-in shelving and an oversize chalkboard are as chic as they are utilitarian in a child's space:
Tufted arm chairs and billowy curtain panels create softness and fullness in the master bedroom, providing an ethereal spot to read and sip a cup of tea - so cozy!
More built-in bunks and book shelves:
Here are my picks for getting the look: