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Southern belle from Home Trends volume 0102
The distinctive character and the woodland setting of this remodelled, traditional square-fronted house determined the look of the interior – right down to the powder room.
A love of colour and a preference for a bright, airy interior also helped inspire the palette, say the owners.
"The house had been remodelled previously, but the entire interior was beige. The warm pastel shades that now feature throughout have long been favourite colours – they were originally inspired by a collection of lithographs by Jonna White."
Interior designer Norellen Stokley introduced a soft, buttery yellow shade to the hallway and continued this in the powder room, adding botanical drawings hand-painted by San Francisco artist Letitia Samonte.
"The tree of life imagery was inspired by a Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper that is now out of print," says Stokley. "We chose colours that would match the rest of the interior, and deliberately positioned a tree on each wall, extending to the ceiling. The Biedermeier-style bird's-eye maple vanity and ornate gilt mirror were hand-painted to match."
The hallway in this remodeled house is divided into a series of individual spaces, each defined by a different color treatment. New white-painted paneling and applied moldings add a sense of refinement.
Biedermeier style with bird's-eye maple veneer
Story by Colleen Hawkes
Photography by John Umberger