Paintings by Andro Wekua, at left, and Josh Smith enliven the master suite of a Martha’s Vineyard home designed by Ashe and Leandro. The custom-made bed is dressed with a John Robshaw coverlet; the wall lamps are by Christian Liaigre, the Hans J. Wegner chair is vintage, and the Rosemary Hallgarten carpet is from ALT for Living.
We decided to fight fire with fire. We wanted the interior furnishings to be as strong as the architecture. Scale was key. The art goes all the way up to the crown moldings, and the curtains hang from floor to ceiling. There are generous light fixtures and significant, tall lamps. Everything has a feeling of muscularity and presence. The color intensity has a continuum throughout the house
Small round tables aren't just for breakfast nooks. Ditch the giant dining table and give yourself some extra space by opting for a small, round dining table instead.
Over time, kitchen design has become more important. Where once it was a place where the woman of the house gathered to make meals for the family, the modern lifestyle has redefined the use of the kitchen. They are now considered a common space where families, friends and sometimes guests gather to enjoy delicious food and pleasant conversations.