After buying the home for $1.9 million that April, they gutted it, seeing little they wanted to keep beyond the cedar-paneled vaulted ceilings, which they refinished, and the indoor-outdoor flow. “We were the first people here, in any of these condos, to truly take it down to the studs,” Mr. Heathcote said.
In place of the cream-and-orange color scheme, Ms. Hollis developed a high-contrast palette of light and dark grays, along with bleached and blackened woods. “I wanted something calming and relaxed, not a lot of decoration,” she said. “A lot of these places have tons of tile, and lots of accents, decoration and sconces. We just kind of stripped all that away.”
Aiming to play up the textures of various materials, she added bleached, reclaimed teak flooring, light white-oak doors and warm-gray lime plaster on the walls. Then she brought in furniture with a natural, unfussy appeal. The great room is furnished with a low-slung sectional sofa covered in Belgian linen from Restoration Hardware, a blackened-oak Beam coffee table by Marlieke Van Rossum, vintage French rattan armchairs and a handwoven jute rug from Mark Nelson Designs.
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