Five Ideas for Your Home: January

Minor enhancements & upgrades that make a major difference.

Secrets to steal from our featured home:

1. Wallpaper is back
An accent wall in the newly created staircase lends five-star resort flair thanks to the textures and patterns of a sea grass-infused wallpaper.


2. Create unity through materials
It’s a subtle touch, but the thick plank slats of the closet doors emulate the look of the plantation shutters in each room, creating a sense of linearity and completeness.


3. Remain true to the view
“Remember what your focal point is,” said Toney. Every line and element in the main living space and master suite were carefully designed to draw your eye toward the view of the cove.


4. Incorporate natural elements in subtle ways
The light fixture in the main stairwell resembles rain drops, an accent wall in the master suite evokes the sea and the dining table brings in eye-catching patterns and colors of sea grass. The result is a nod to nature that never overwhelms.


5. Texture is the new color
One of the most eye-catching aspects of the open kitchen is the leather texture on the granite of the center island. “People go crazy with color, but you can get a lot of impact with texture,” said designer Hannah Toney.