Interiors: Contemporary classic
This beautiful home boasts a fresh look rooted in the classics but with a bit of sass.
Irene took advantage of the almost 10-foot-high ceilings in the family room to add architectural interest with a coffered ceiling. Its strong grid pattern is contrasted by the circular forms on the mirror and on the mantel. “It wasn’t planned,” says Irene. “Just a happy amalgamation of geometry.” She furnished the room for the whole family to enjoy (although she and her husband’s three children have since flown the nest). It had to be comfortable and practical, hence the plush sofa, distressed leather armchairs and tufted black ottoman.