When I heard that designer Lynn Morgan had decorated the model homes at Kensett, a new local luxury condo development, I couldn’t wait to get a peek. Her clean, crisp, contemporary version of updated traditional is always appealing and has been featured in almost every top shelter magazine, including this month’s Traditional Home. I also wanted to see what is proving to be a unique housing alternative for the area, a private community on 15 acres, of over 60 luxury units with meeting house, below, pool, gym etc.
Lynn designed two model units that I was able to tour and couldn’t wait to share since there are so many wonderful decorating and styling ideas to be gleaned from her stylish spaces. The first, Norwood, features an open plan with stone terrace courtyard and finished lower level.
From the entry, you can see how the tailored dining area flows into the living space beyond.
The neutral scheme is enhanced with fresh pops of bright apple green in both upholstery and accessories.
Whites rule the pale neutrals in the living room for an elegant yet relaxed ambiance. Note the chic Oomph backgammon table serving as a segue between the two spaces.
I loved the easy style of the room – casual yet sophisticated. A clear cocktail table is a visually space saving move while the pop of black in the fireplace surround anchors the room. Symmetry is soothing as the bookcase styling successfully proves.
The room also opens onto the beautiful kitchen, making for a great-flowing entertaining space. Thoughtful architectural detailing and a classic combination of sleek modern fixtures and textural neutrals are fresh and upbeat.
Storage is always a concern and a capacious pair of pantries handily deal with that issue.
Off the entry in the other direction is a private den with french doors setting if off from the rest of the open plan. Adding deeper warm tones emphasizes the coziness of the room. I loved seeing the new large sized Oomph Fairfield coffee table offering lots of ample tabletop for styling, games or books.
Moving upstairs, a generous landing accommodates a work space for two. If only my office were this neat!!
I was wowed by the enormous dressing room – what a luxury!
And with this crisp contemporary master bath, you could easily spend a day relaxing in this well appointed master suite.
What a fun treatment for this boy’s bedroom! The patriotic color scheme is anything but hokey.
A mixed bag of sports and travel accessories make this a lively personal space, with plenty of room to hang out with the guys.
The third bedroom was designed for a girl, with a scheme that could easily segue from single digits to tween and beyond. For those of you detail-oriented readers who noticed, I’m sure the bedcover was pinned up to clean.
A bright eclectic group of furnishings and accessories could easily be added to and personalized to complete the space. And of course each of the children’s bedrooms is equipped with a great outfitted closet space and individual bath.
A visit to the lower level completes our look at Norwood. Of course when purchasing a condo unit, finishing this area is optional, but after seeing this great mancave, I can’t imagine anyone not opting in. How fun is this retro mad men bar Lynn installed?
There’s a roomy pool area with spectator seating
and still room left for a large movie viewing area that my family would be all over!
Next time we’ll take a look at the the sophisticated styling in the Piper House unit, which instagram followers got a sneak peek at last week!