Secluded in a beautiful, diverse area of Coconut Grove, Florida, where landscape communicates a narrative of itself, interior designer
Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis used a mix of modern and traditional style in this home for a busy, growing family. Balancing her
interior design with the clean-lined and rectilinear architecture of the home, she
achieves comfort and beauty with impeccable taste. 75
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Landscape designer Fernando Wong used a restrained palette of only three shades of green for a pop against the white
exterior and glass entry doors to the home.
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The careful balance of new and old makes the home compelling. Filled with Swedish, French and American antiques, the living room
features kids’ portraits and nautical prints that bring to mind the family’s
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Oly bone leather chaises mark the entry of the home into the living room.
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Jonathan Adler’s floral striped wallcovering, an inadvertent match to one of Scurtis’ favorite New York cafés, provides a vintage foil for antiques and family heirlooms in the dining room, including a rock crystal chandelier and a 1940’s sideboard from Susan R. Lifestyle Boutique.
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Outfitted for a chef, the kitchen features a Wolf stove, Sub Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher from Florida Builder Appliances. Calacatta gold marble from Keys Granite tops white painted wood cabinetry from Limongi International. Monstera-Leaf Roman shades from Country Swedish cover the windows.
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With its comfy slipcovered sofa, the family room is the hive of the home. Bateig Azul limestone floors are unbelievably velvety to the touch. A zinc-topped table and woven-fiber chairs make a beautiful statement.
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A glass railing in the interior stairway keeps with the home’s contemporary scheme. Woven chairs from Monica James & Co. invite casual dining in the family room.
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Romantic and old-fashioned, the master suite features a Robert Lighton four poster British colonial bed draped in heavy white cotton. Leontine Linens in an extraordinary thread count dress the bed in comfort and style. To add extra warmth, the room is deliberately the only one in the house with wood floors.
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Lee Industries’ slipcovered sofa sits on a Madeline Weinrib rug in the master bedroom sitting area with Romo’s white cotton draperies adding to the room’s fresh feel. Lu Coxhead’s oil painting in a golden frame lends the only pop of color.
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In the master bath, an Art Deco style vanity and an abstract pineapple wallpaper from Studio Printworks in Hoboken, New Jersey give the space a spa feel. Canopy Designs’ beaded chandelier from
ABC Carpet & Home pops above a soaking tub and marble wall surfaces from Waterworks.
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The kids bedroom is what any boy would dream of with a fun nautical design featuring Pottery Barn beds. Different shades of blue are brought into the room with the rug, furniture and art, reminiscent of Florida’s blue skies and ocean.
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An important part of the house, the playroom serves as an entertainment space for the boys. Whether creating art, watching television or playing with their friends, it’s the perfect place to be after a long day.
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