Meanwhile, the main living area, which has an open floor plan, needed spatial definition. It’s a long rectangular room, with French doors opening into the backyard. Jamie and Denise created task niches in the layout defined by specific furnishings: a sectional incorporating his-and-her lounging chaises opposite the TV; a conversational quartet of swivel armchairs by the fire; and several woven rattan barstools pulling up to the newly extended marble-top island.
“The whole room is designed on lateral lines with a strong sense of symmetry,” Jamie adds. “It’s formal in that sense but very comfortable at the same time.”
A high-contrast navy-and-white trellis rug ties the main living area together, while French doors spill out onto a fully furnished screened porch and flagstone patio on the river.