Annabelle’s Interior Designer, Dana Moore, recently designed the interior of a stately Colonial home in South Tampa, Florida, in a manner that paid homage to his Northeastern roots. Her astute attention to detail and strategic mix of custom and showroom pieces resulted in a flawless whole-house design that combines Colonial and Northern Coastal influences.
In the open, airy foyer a simple Stanley console table sets the tone for the home’s design. Delicate spindle legs and intricate detailing provide the perfect complement for the homeowner’s heirloom mirror and accent pieces, while the weathered grey finish introduces a Northern Coastal vibe that can be found throughout the home.
Just off the foyer, the study offers a cozy retreat with a Vanguard sofa in graphite and two leather Fairfield lounge chairs in a driftwood fabric with pewter nailhead trim. Oak side tables by Keystone are reminiscent of Colonial style, while the English blue finish adds a pop of color. A Keystone sideboard in French truffle rounds out the space.
In the kitchen, simple touches make all of the difference. The counter-height, x-back chairs surrounding the massive island feature a weathered finish to continue the Northern Coastal feel, while the seats are covered in a black charcoal leather to complement the kitchen’s black and white color scheme. Nickel nailhead trim offers the perfect finishing touch to complement the stainless appliances.
A rectangular Stanley dining table in Gloucester Grey with aged oak top takes center stage in the dining room. Coordinating Fairfield chairs feature a mix of textured grey fabric backs and chocolate leather seats for a touch of warmth. Pewter nailhead trim is the icing on the cake. A Stanley sideboard in the same finish as the dining table offers added storage and distinct Colonial style.
Style meets comfort in the living room, where the design centers on a leather sectional by Bernhardt featuring feather down blend cushions and antique brass nailhead trim. Two Lexington swivel chairs in a light grey fabric provide additional seating – the tufted rollback design delivering a traditional Colonial feel. The coffee, side and console tables are all custom from Keystone in red oak with a driftwood finish – each built to the homeowner’s unique specifications.
In the mother’s suite, the upholstered Lindsay headboard and bench by Bernhardt add a touch of femininity, while complementing the rooms existing Colonial pieces.
By contrast, the master bedroom features a distinct masculine feel with a Century custom king bed and nightstands in cherry burl with rich cognac finish. A grey Vanguard sofa and black leather chair provide an intimate seating area within the bedroom.
In the end, all of the small details –from the perfectly worn look of the weathered finish to the delicate turn of a table leg to the carefully planned selection of just the right nailhead trim – come together to create a beautifully designed space steeped with Coastal and Colonial influences. It is truly a place where a Northern native can feel right at home.