THE COMPELLING charm of the Southern park-like setting
notwithstanding, the wooded tree line added a layer of privacy, used
to float the furnishings the designer admired most in the generously
proportioned rooms without encumbering the views with drapes.
“The windows have such a transparency to nature,” she says. “I don’t need
privacy or light control. It’s just perfect the way it is.”
With southern, western and northern exposures, the living room is awash
in daylight, reflected in a transparent glass-topped acrylic and brass-based
table that’s one of the homeowners’ favorite pieces.
“When I found that table, I hyperventilated,” Saintard Valiente says.
She and her husband use the shadow box-style table to store their wedding
albums and when entertaining guests it’s where the conversations begin.
Though she shops the High Point Market for her clients, some pieces
among her eclectic array of upholstered sofas and vintage-inspired chairs
were rare, one-of-a-kind finds.
The seating area is grounded by a white and black, medium-pile Surya rug
3232 Kitty Hawk Rd., STE 4, Wilmington, NC 28405
Danielle Saintard Valiente
Lead Interior Designer
homes locally for
over 25 years.
WBM may 2020