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Second-floor gathering spaces, including the open kitchen and main living area, are cozy and welcoming to guests. The floating shelves, which are suspended by metal cables, were designed to appear self-serving. The kitchen island, ample seating, and a pair of cocktail tables in the living area encourage conversation areas. “T he vaulted ceiling has to connect all those corners, different bevels and pitches. It was a challenge and I love a challenge,” Eric Tracey says. The family’s High Point home has more of a lodge feel with darker colors. The couple was hungry for something different: light coastal colors and consistencies. The natural white oak floors show driftwood undertones that were then tied into the trim work and furniture. Ample main living room seating accommodates the family of seven. Two sofas are placed facing each other in front of the fireplace, the large dining area is back- dropped by the ocean view, and bar stools line the kitchen island. Suspended floating shelves hang from metal cables as an accent to the kitchen. “Anne-Marie likes to design kitchens that are self-serving and make it available to guests,” Jenny says. home of distinction 68 WBM december 2015


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