i discovered this incredible space by kara mann on desire to inspire ages ago and it instantly became one of my all-time favorite interiors. the designer’s website states that “KMD reflects a luxury lifestyle with clean lines, warm layers and timeless designs.” i think you’ll see what she means in this home. i hope you’ll enjoy it as much as i do!
there are two things i noticed right off the bat: the seamless transition between inside and out (and we know i love a good outdoor space!) and the flawless layout of the furniture within the room. two couches positioned across from one another allow for unrestricted traffic flow throughout the center of the room, while the absence of side tables between the oversized armchairs as well as the two chairs by the fireplace continues this unpretentious vibe.
another shot of the beautiful exposed ceiling beams and — gasp — that waterfront view. the objets d’art on the coffee table are simple and natural to let the view do the talking.
i love the idea of hanging lightweight curtains to soften the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. you’d have to live in the right climate, of course, but i think they reinstate the casual come-and-go-as-you-please feel of the entire space. and how perfect are the suzani pillows?
a glimpse of the room from the foyer of the home. isn’t that mirror awesome? i love the big wide doorways.
the outdoor dining area. i love the chairs, which appear to be slipcovered, and the way they mimic the furniture used in the interior portion of the space.
a heavy table anchors this informal dining room, which makes me think that the homeowners really do spend a ton of time out here. then again, why wouldn’t they?