When we heard that Lauren Della Monica and her husband searched for a home for three and a half years, we were a little surprised. That is, after all a long time.
But after “entering”the 1773 Ephraim Kirby house, a white clapboard with a black front door, no less, we completely understand why they waited so long. It’s not every day that one of our house tours is so uniquely picture perfect.
Maybe it’s because the home’s neutral color scheme is right in line with the palette we admire, or maybe it’s that it’s set back from the road, surrounded by a picturesque three acres, but every time we peek inside this home, we get new design ideas!
A sunny banquette with beautiful things living inside and out is always a winning combination.
We adore this quirky dining room with its 6’10” ceilings — the reason for that as much a mystery as our low-ceiling bathroom in Beaufort. Della Monica redid the chandelier for a perfect fit, and the white table makes the room seem bright and open despite the ceiling height.
This is just one example of the many gorgeous pieces of art that the couple has collected and displayed around the room. 
The juxtaposition of antiques with more modern pieces gives the old home a youthful feel.
We would never have thought of painting stainless steel black, but this range hood and backsplash ground the space perfectly.
What is it about copper kettles that make a kitchen feel so homey? We would feel welcome in any room of this house!
One of the couples’ major concerns was having a house that was a study in both form and function. The fabrics are low maintenance so that the family dog and loads of friends can pile in, make themselves at home, and never worry about spilling.
Although four guest rooms grace this home, this “cottage room” is the most popular. Della Monica’s childhood twin beds and a green and blue color palette make for a sweet space that we are sure keeps guests returning again and again. 
We do oh so love Wednesdays and getting to peek inside beautiful homes all over the country. We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tour and hope you’ll come back tomorrow!

Source: New England Home Magazine

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