Nisbet's preferred route began with neutrals on the main floor, with the living room that stretches into the dining area, which edges onto the kitchen. "Initially I brought in sandy, muted tones," she notes. Beach-like, to be precise. "She kept the backgrounds and major furnishings neutral with these golden colors," explains Elizabeth Bailey, Nisbet's protégé on the project, who has since joined her staff as a full-time junior designer and project manager. The living room's Henredon sofa and pair of matched chairs are covered in a silk fabric the color of moist sand on a sunny morning. Nisbet papered the walls and added a rug in the same sandy hue, and she lightened the oak floors "to look cerused." She draped the windows in her own fabric, "Airdrie," a golden silk she designed with a slight undulation that suggests watercolored waves.
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Sofa ("Romney" #H0760C, Upholstered Furniture Collection); upholstered chairs ("Kensington''#A6620, Acquisitions Upholstery Collection with silk fabric #99-8008-1): Henredon.
Sofa fabric ("Darhan''/Almond, color 01): S. Harris.
Trim on body of sofa ("Jute''): M&J Trimmings. Jute border on sofa skirt ("Losange''/Natural #977-33280,91): Samuel & Sons, trade only.
Blue sofa pillow ("Venue''/Carribean, velvet): Vervain.
Yellow throw pillows ("Fife''/Lemon #40012-0002): Sunbrella.
Mantel ("The Alhambra,'' Contemporary Collection): Chesney's.
Fireplace surround and hearthstone ("Lagos Blue'' #4350) Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces.
Gas fireplace ("Majestic'' UV36RP): Vermont Castings.
Area rug ("Variations Tempo Rug''/Opal): Tufenkian.
Door and trim paint ("Picket Fence White''); ceiling paint ("Design Studio White''): Ralph Lauren Paint.
Cork console tables (custom); white gesso mirrors (custom): Demo Custom Cabinets Inc.
Blue fabric on lucite stools ("Canton Silk''/Teal, by Orient Express): through Steven Harsey Textiles.
Wicker baskets; silver pitchers: Charlotte Moss.
White chair in front of mantel: Downtown Furniture Inc.
White oval console table; marble bowl on console table: Odegard Inc., trade only.
Owl sculpture: John Derian.
Benches ("The Paris Stool'' #DM1022): Duane Modern.
Bench seats ("Chip'' silk print): Amanda Nisbet Design.
Wood candle holders: Roost.
Wallpaper ("Higashi West'' #HIA8004, by Omexco): through Romo Fabrics.
Photo over mantel (Green Wave Summer 07): Tria Giovan Photography.
Photograph (Haridrava): Tapp Francke Photography.