The primary living space is divided into several seating areas and is warmed by two fireplaces, one on each end of the 50-foot-long room. Paneled walls and ceiling beams make the large room feel more intimate, as does the ceiling’s 9-1/2-foot height. “Lower ceilings are warm, cozy, and inviting,” Corker says.
In a nod to the island’s nautical roots, window mullions and frames are painted black. “Ships often had black window trim,” explains Nantucket architect Scott Hutton. Interior doors are also painted black--a treatment frequently seen in historic Nantucket homes.
Sofa (designed by Elizabeth Corker): fabricated by Tecno Sedia, 404/810-9081, tecnosedia.net.
Striped pillows: Groundworks by Lee Jofa, 800/453-3563, leejofa.com, trade only.
Side tables flanking chocolate sofa: Bungalow, 404/351-9120.
Carpet (sisal): Merida Meridien, 800/345-2200, meridameridien.com.
Coffee table: South of Market, 404/995-9399.
Sofa: Bennett Galleries, 865/584-6791, bennettgalleries.com.
Pillows on sofa: Travers, 866/627-6899, trade only.
Sconces (“Fleur Candle Sconce’’/Dark Natural): Studio Steel, 800/800-5712, studiosteel.com.
Chest; lamp on chest: owner’s collection.
Upholstered chair by sofa; rug: Davishire Interiors, 615/298-2670, davishire.com.