This winter residence serves as a retreat for the couple and their large extended family from Pennsylvania. Ready for an update to their 90’s décor, the couple turned to L. K. DeFrances & Associates to help guide their vision for a British West Indies-inspired style. Important to the homeowners were a cherished art collection, some family heirlooms and ultimately the end result being family-friendly. Analysis quickly determined that adding an architectural layer to the open floor plan would help unify the disparity of the existing common areas. Through the introduction of dark-stained wood floors, crisp white paneling and millwork, raffia wallcovering, new lighting and island-inspired batik fabrics, the island colonial aesthetic was advanced.
The best take away: the family now finds reasons to “live” in the living room that previously sat empty.