Above the dining area hangs a spherical chandelier of crystal flowers. The large piece does not overwhelm the quaint space due to its translucent quality. “We really wanted a statement chandelier that had floral details to connect to the landscaping,” Taylor adds. He further connected indoor and outdoor living with a new sliding door that brought in light.
Aside from adding some paint, he left the original built-in display cabinet as-is. The client already owned the turquoise dishes on display that tie perfectly into the plaid cushions on the chairs Taylor selected.
One of Taylor’s many specialties is designing kitchens with a modern ambiance in a timeless way. Kitchen trends typically come and go more quickly, so Taylor selects tried-and-true finishes that possess almost an ageless quality, such as durable quartz countertops and marble backsplash.
“My favorite design aspect of the kitchen is that it feels classic, functions beautifully, and the marble backsplash is timeless,” Taylor says. This cottage functions as a second home for the clients, but they didn’t want it to feel like a typical vacation. “They 100% wanted it to feel like a home away from home, but they also wanted it to feel authentic,” says Taylor.