The happy home of designer Samantha Sacks and her family is a blend of low and luxe with global flair and organic textures, all set against a backdrop of Victorian architecture.
I won’t lie: It can get pretty disgusting around here – the dog-drooling, kids-stomping-mud-through-the-house kind of gross. That’s why, in those delicious spells of silence when the last of our three children (Harper, 11, Oliver, 8, and Jessie, 6) has finally drifted off to sleep and our Newfoundlander, Chewbacca, thumps his giant head on the ground and settles in for the evening, my husband, Paul Kilback, and I sit together and sip in the serenity of neutral tones
. We bathe our battered minds in the organic textures of wood, weave, glass and mirror – a salve for the unspeakable noise of video games, kids screaming and the vacuuming of dog hair that will, as surely as the sun rises, begin again the next day.Living room
Calming neutrals are layered for visual interest in the living room
. This is a grown-up space where kids are welcome to enjoy the fire or play a game of dominoes, but nothing rough enough to disrupt Sunday morning’s paper and coffee.