When tapped to redesign the family and breakfast rooms in this Westport, CT home, Eileen McManus and Lisa Hyman, senior designers at Lillian August, were able to create something truly special: a completely custom space that seamlessly blends comfort and elegance. The firm’s in-house custom workroom team, as well as its 100,000-square-foot Lillian August Design Center—where clients can see furnishings, custom fabrics, and designs from world-renowned brands—helped the design duo bring this vision to life.
McManus and Hyman were in on the project from the construction phase of the kitchen—which is visible from both the family and breakfast rooms—enabling them to consult on materials and finishes and help make all three spaces feel cohesive. To achieve this, they incorporated a number of elements, including: the family and breakfast rooms were painted the same color, tones of grey and white—plus pops of eggplant in the family room—were used throughout, and the same custom-made window treatments were done in both rooms. Furthermore, unique touches complement the space, such as the wool and silk handmade Tibetan rug, and the down seating in both the sofas and chairs. Together, the design elements make the space feel cozy and welcoming, and infuse it with a timeless sense of style and luxury.
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