I am a huge fan of Meg Braff's prep-classic aesthetic and her latest project on Center Island (a beautiful isthmus of the North Shore of Long Island surrounded by the Long Island Sound) does not disappoint. It's got a timeless, light-hearted, beach style that's sure to please. And plenty of green for St. Patrick's Day!
Gah! What a delicious mix of textures in this brown and green living room! The glossy chocolate brown walls, the sumptuous green velvet sofa, the shimmery gold etagere, the wooly woven rug, all come together in a room with a subdued color palette but so much interest! Also I love the mix of patterns -- the geometric rug, the hints of animal print (including that leopard art above the sofa!), the zigzag on the arm chair, and the green colorway of Celerie Kemble's "Hot House Flowers" for the draperies. The painted window framing, sash, and mullions give a subtle, mod vibe to the room.
OH MAN, this dining room is killer. Serious Palm Beach vibe in the northeast with the palm leaf style wallpaper, some floors, mirrored buffet, and super cool green mirror. And one of my favorite things is a vaulted room with wallpaper all the way up and over the ceiling. It gives a really satisfying visual cohesion (like the brown window architecture in the living room). Also, latern? Yes. Stump bottom glass table? Yes. Love it all.
This golden formal sitting room is beautiful, and it definitely doesn't hurt to have that stunning view out on to the Sound. Love those antique caned armchairs, the bullion fringe on the sofa, and the geometric chevron-ikat on the drapes.
I'm obsessed with Clarence House "Vase" in kitchens and I'm obsessed with Saarinen Tulip chairs in kitchens so it follows that this kitchen is slaying me. Also there are two little boxwood topiaries under the window, so, yes.
This bright and happy sitting room is the perfect place to hang out with friends, and the bright fabrics and finishes give the space such a welcoming feeling. I am in love with the two gold chairs here in the foreground.
This crisp bedroom is lovely and refreshing. I love the matching fabric on the headboard, bed skirt, and drapes, that's a classic stripe with a bit of a tribal edge. I am all above those white swing arm sconces and the Leontine Linens by the way.
This guest bedroom is basically my big fat green tropical fantasy with its fabulous palm leaf wallpaper and monogrammed greek key trimmed bedding. Oh yes, I will move right in. Good luck getting me out.
I usually harp non-stop about the power of colorful bathrooms, so I am always gobsmacked when I see a bathroom swathed in neutrals that also knocks my socks off. That wallpaper is killing it. And I am obsessed with sconces mounted right on mirrors.
I always love grasscloth above a paneled dado wall, but I especially love turquoise grasscloth, so yes, this is a vignette after my own heart. AND long and lovely ribbon trimmed sofa??? Yes. Also, I love the framed sea coral and anemone prints hung in a diptych. They're a gentle reminder that this is a waterfront home without being heavy-handed.
As per usual, Meg Braff hits it out of the park with this project, proving you can be classic, traditional, elegant, AND full of colorful personality.