The living room's fabrics are elegant but also practical. To determine if they could withstand family wear and tear, the designer spilled red wine on them to see if they would be easy to clean. They passed the test. A long, narrow mirror borrows its linear pattern from the lines created by the mortar between the stacked stones of the dramatic fireplace.
An antique Asian console table visually boosts a painting by artist Catharine Warren.
The English Tudor-style house was inspired by the traditional architecture at the nearby Cranbrook estate and school.
A simple lighted garland embellishes the outer edge of leaded glass panels that frame the front door.
Hickory Chair dining chairs covered in a zebra-patterned fabric offer a modern contrast to the Royal Crown Derby dinnerware.
Stained a rich, dark brown, the paneled library and its leather furniture exude a woodsy feeling. A red-and-brown-patterned rug adds color.
The family room is the setting for a second Christmas tree, decorated with Kelly's extensive collection of Christopher Radko ornaments.
Holiday references are pared down in the master bedroom, where a graceful garland of greenery swags the mantel.
A jeweled pillow and a faux bois side table fashionably complement matching slipper chairs upholstered in taupe velvet.
In the master bath, a chandelier spotlights a dramatic tub, made in Peru from a single piece of stone. A pair of wreaths at the windows quietly salute the holidays.
A subtle leaf-patterned wallpaper by Kravet contrasts effectively with cabinetry stained a blackish-brown. Restoration Hardware accessories adorn the cabinets.
"We wanted the girls' bedrooms to take them straight into college and work as they became young women," says designer Lucy Earl. Daughter Sydney's pink bedroom features a dog motif.
Gabby's purple bedroom has a subtle soccer motif. Both girls worked with Earl on their spaces. "We wanted them to reflect their personalities," the designer says.
Son Hunter's room is brightly colored in more boyish stripes and has artwork that demonstrates his interest in airplanes.
Kelly and Matt Shuert and their children (from left) Gabby, Hunter, and Sydney, who is holding Coco.
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Neutral Palette: Exuberant Holidays
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