I thought it was ironic when a Connecticut couple moved to Brentwood, California and decided to purchase a traditional colonial home. The home is beautiful and, architecturally speaking, is something that is very classic New England…the very place they moved from. The couple enlisted designer Marie Turner Carson of M. Elle Design to design the interiors with the help of Candace Worth, the art consultant who helped curate the couple’s personal art collection. One of the guiding design principles they used in approaching this project is a philosophy that I have always believed in:


The homeowners sought “a house to retain the essence of tradition, but in a very edited way. I loved the idea of these contemporary art pieces juxtaposed with the more classic architectural elements.” While the architecture is clearly an enduring classic New England design, the interiors are California cool. East coast meets West coast. I think they married the two styles successfully.

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