Louisville Magazine

MAR 2012

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Gothic arched plaster crown molding, ceiling rosette, pale-blue walls, delicate mohair-covered chairs and gilded mir- ror. Te Swedish crystal chandelier is from Maryland-based designer Niermann Weeks. Candace painted the mural herself and uses the new window seat to store her china, rather than cluttering the space with a breakfront. In the kitchen, she paired retro modern and contemporary design with an encaustic (inlaid) cement tile floor. She first spied the tiles in a London restaurant and searched until she found the Belgian designer. Laid in a random patchwork pattern, the heated floor offers the color, warmth and whimsy of a handcrafted quilt. Te breakfast area's Guéridon table and standard chairs were designed by French furniture maker Jean Prouvé for the Uni- versity of Paris in the 1940s, while the space-age lighting fixture above is a Verner Panton 1970 VP Globe. Shining down on the marble-topped island are three Miles pendants from Modiss. Te cabinetry itself was made by local master woodworker Ted Harlan. Farrow & Ball Down Pipe paint on the cabinets and walls makes the flooring, art and light fixtures pop. Te red-glass back- splash provides a clean look and ties in with accent colors on the lighting and Wolf range. Opening the kitchen to the den affords space for informal dining and entertaining. Candace came up with the idea of framing the entertainment center's glass shelves with wood so built-in lights could illuminate her vase collection without the glass edges showing. Te multi-toned and -textured green Polder sofa is by Hella Jongerius and the flooring is heated wood-look tile. In the powder room, an ultra-contem- porary marble sink and wood vanity from Lacava's Stone Collection contrasts with an original stone exterior wall. Te mirror and shelving above it were built into a former window opening. For the master bath, Candace achieved a classic British hotel look with Lefroy Brooks hardware, a Restoration Hardware vanity and 1930s-style Duravit commode and bidet. Te one modern touch: a Bain Ultra Origami tub with hydrothermal massage and chromotherapy that lights up "like a disco" at night, Mark says. Q Time travel: The ultra- contemporary first-floor powder room, with window-turned-mirror, and the classic second-floor master bath, with lots of Lefroy Brooks chrome hardware. 3.12 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE [101]

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