Once Dean and Danielle Cheramie found a house that fit their lifestyle, they just needed to make it their style. The Acadian home is perfectly situated on a large lot, complete with a pool and guest house. Wanting to give the home a sophisticated, stylish and chic look while feeling approachable and welcoming, the Cheramies enlisted the help of Jennifer DiCerbo, designer and owner of The French Mix.
After deciding on a warm, rich monochromatic color palette, Jennifer created the desired look by mixing many different mediums and textures to create interest. Belgian linen, leather, velvet, lucite, iron, glass, marble, painted wood, silk and faux fur were combined throughout, creating a refined look.
The open concept kitchen and dining area flow nicely, while the decor ties them together and makes them unique. The kitchen island was painted a soft gray and is flanked with swivel stools that are upholstered in oyster leather with painted gray frames. Adding new island pendants and cabinet hardware, as well as closing in some cabinetry, gave the kitchen a new look. In the dining area, a custom table with a taupe hand-finish is mixed with faux leather dining chairs. A custom, handmade and finished chandelier hangs over the table, perfectly complimenting the colors in the dining set.
In the living area, a custom size Oushak rug sets the tone for the space. Hand-knotted wool with washed shades of taupe, gray and cream create a timeless and elegant impression. The sofa is Belgian linen in a natural tone while the French chairs are mixed with an unexpected fabric to keep the space fresh. A leather recliner and tufted ottoman add warmth and comfort, while the iron and glass nesting tables look polished and sophisticated. Silk window treatments and a silk velvet tufted bench with lucite legs provide another layer of texture.
In the master suite, the king size bed sits on top of a spa blue and champagne hand-knotted silk and wool rug from Nepal. The bed is adorned with a custom upholstered headboard and custom bedding, mixing textures of silk, satin, linen and velvet. Crystal lamps flank the bed on his-and-her night chests while, on the opposite side of the room, an armoire in a cream finish with antiqued mirror doors provide storage and house the TV. Custom-made silk panels complete the space.
In their girls’ rooms, mixed textures were utilized, again combining silk, velvet, linen, wood, iron, glass, lucite, cow hide rugs and mirrored furniture to create a curated and updated space.