Living in Sweet Serenity

Lovely Sitting Room

Upstairs, what used to be a dark-cherry sky-lit library became a bright, cheery sitting room off the master bedroom. “It feels much like a little hideaway,” says Kathryn. She chose a well-curated selection of items for the open shelves—some sentimental, such as her wedding invitation and her children’s artwork; some functional, like a jewelry box and tray; and some simply fun, including favorite vases and shells. “In my work, I’m exposed to so many new furnishings and fabrics daily,” Kathryn says. “But when it comes to my home, it’s not about trends. It’s about choosing items with meaning. It’s about finding what strikes a chord with our family.”