US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 44

Above: The aesthetic in the family room draws the outdoors in, with a fireplace in the same stone as the exterior. There is also a new classic tongue-and-groove ceiling. Grasscloth walls add warmth and texture. Right: The dining room has a formal appeal – a silver-leaf wallpaper, ornate chandelier and large giltframed mirror all play their part. 42 more renovations at trendsideas.com/go/usren and engaged pilasters, says Edward Twohey. “With these changes, the house achieved a sense of cohesion and formality, and now looks its best from all angles. To reinforce this, we reoriented and reconfigured the approach. A looped driveway now leads up to the entry in a gentle swoop, allowing visitors to take in the length of the house at a glance.” Formal landscaping by Culliton Quinn adds to the visual drama of the covered porches. Interiors were also part of this project. Now a central corridor with a wet bar opens to the family room, existing formal living room,