home of distinction
JO envisioned a palette inspired by the feathers of peacocks, the exotic bird species that dominated popular culture during
the Victorian era. Not afraid of color, she married the iridescence of pastel teal with lavender in a living area. She honored
interior architectural details with fresh coats of glossy paint tints.
Chris Clow of Pinnacle Finishes followed her lead by refurbishing coal burning fireboxes with coats of black lacquer. Each of
the fireboxes was reinterpreted — stocked with white birch wood in the library, stacks of gold leaf books in Chad’s office, and
creamy white pillared candles in the master bed chamber.
Built-in bookshelves were repainted in Benjamin Moore’s Nocturnal Gray,
providing a dramatic backdrop for wingback chairs upholstered in supple leather
tanned to pale amber.
One hundred days later, after sourcing all new chandeliers and lamps, custom
silk and hide rugs, upholstered sectionals, ottomans and leather sofas, and the
interiors draped and hung with original artwork, Jo placed long-stemmed white
flowers in a clear glass vase and took a look around the rooms brimming with
luxurious, rich textures. When the doors opened on tour day, whispers spread
throughout the alleyways, and soon the home quickly became one of the crowd’s
Opposite, top center and bottom: Sunshine floods Megan’s office by day.
At night, the Currey & Company chandelier scatters light across the work
surface she carried with her from Colorado. Opposite, top left and right:
The purples and greens of peacock feathers that inspired interior designer
Jo Howell’s palette choices are carried through in the lounge décor. Right
and below: A stunning Currey & Company chandelier expresses volume in
the formal dining room that was reinterpreted as a lounge furnished with
sectional seating and a tufted ottoman.