home of distinction
Resting on a side table in a New American
Farmhouse style set in a U-shape on Mason
Bluff ’s Court is a sleek, black bound book
with white letters that read “The Home That
Pinterest Built” by Diane Keaton.
An inspirational work, an at-home guide
for creative inspiration, and also a nod
to how homeowner and interior designer
Christina Vega created and styled her home
from the ground up.
“I took a lot of ideas from Pinterest. It’s
almost a Frankenstein kind of stream of con-sciousness
because you have all these types
of furnishings and fixtures you like and you
want to bring it all together. When you start
putting ideas on Pinterest, you start to see a
style emerge out of that.”
Vega formerly had visited a friend who
lived on Mason’s Bluff, and a decision to
move the family to Wilmington found her
searching for her perfect home in the area.
She and her husband bought this piece of
land about six years ago, decided to build.
After hiring Mack Braxton from RMB
Build and Design, she started cultivating and
infusing the home’s plan with her distinct
style — one that is rich with timeless black-and-
white pieces, antique rugs, geometric
light fixtures and natural woods and leathers.
“They were not living here at the time but
would they would come down periodically to
get everything finalized,” says Braxton.
Originally, Vega wanted an A-frame con-struction
before deciding on the U-shape
the home became. Designing back and forth
over email and phone, the home design went
through a few iterations before arriving at the
“They wanted a detached garage with a
studio above; we did a full height glass foyer
or vestibule that connects the garage studio to
the main living structure,” Braxton says.
The pool fills the space created by the
The home’s unique shape lends itself to a wide-open
yet private courtyard and salt water pool
area that joins the two living spaces.
WBM july 2019