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Our pick for best use of color is what I call a jewelry box house. Each room inside feels like its own hue-soaked treasure, brilliantly layered in beautiful patterns, textures and, of course, colors.
The house: At 3,829 square feet, the Eastover home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Design: This home’s style is best described as layered, transitional and livable – the latter being a must with a family of five, plus a golden retriever. They moved to Charlotte from New York after COVID, and called on Charlotte Lucas Design to make their new house feel like home.
- The goal was to make the house livable, comfortable and durable to withstand the kids, but lovely enough for frequent hosting.
- The house, complete with plenty of pattern and color, in true Charlotte Lucas form, is a wonderful reflection of this young, vibrant family with nods to their time in NYC and family travels.
Best features: The dining, entry and living room are the first three spaces you see upon entering and they set the tone with impactful wallpaper, paint and patterned upholstery.
- In the office, they used a whimsical Schumacher fabric in lieu of wallpaper to bring warmth and texture to the space that actually makes you want to sit down and work.
- There’s a wet bar between the kitchen and dining room which features matchbook art from places near and dear to the owners’ hearts.
- The screened-in porch, complete with plenty of wicker furniture, is a nod to the South, welcoming these New Yorkers to the Queen City and encouraging that sense of Southern hospitality in their frequent entertaining.
Take a look around.
Charlotte Lucas Design and Knight Residential Group brought this design to life.