Description from Carlisle

Homeowners Daniel and Vangie Peppers’ interior design tastes are about as different as night and day. Daniel explains, “My personal style has eclectic chaos. Fortunately, my wife prefers more elegance and quiet.” Their home, set on the banks of Lake Washington in Seattle, reflects a harmony of both styles. This is evident in simple things, like vibrant artwork displayed against walls of subtle and cream-colored neutrals and a state-of-the-art kitchen with features such as high end appliances, featuring a traditional area rug.

Neatly Edited, Highly Livable

The home could not have such ideal unity were it not for the direction and guidance of their designer, Lisa Staton. Staton is known for creating rooms that are classically fresh, neatly edited and highly livable. Her style was the perfect match for bringing the couple’s vision of a classic Italian countryside villa to life in present-day. “This client came to me with a really wonderful collection of photos and ideas. They were traditional and they were modern,” Staton recollects, “and we wanted to find a way to fuse those together to create a warm inviting home that had both of those elements at the same time.”

It Started With a Pinterest Board

Vangie Pepper had a vision and a Pinterest board long before she ever had the collaborative dream team who would make her design vision a reality. “Even before Pinterest she had folders — one would be labeled powder room; one would be kitchen,” Daniel says of his wife. She brought the Pinterest collection to designer Lisa Staton at the start of the project. “If you look at all the pins (images) as a whole, you can get a strong insight into the essence or emotion that a client is striving to have in their home,” Staton said. Staton used the images as a basis for inspiration, and to identify the overall look and feel the clients were seeking for their home. She then worked with architect Tim Hossner, of RHO Architects, to translate the mood and style of the images into the revamped spaces and tangible textures, colors, patterns, and furnishings of real life.

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