The cool color palette of Laura and Woody Juels’ home is elegance defined. Located in the city, this 4,800-square-foot home still has a pastoral setting. In fact, Laura Juels said they purchased the home because of its great outdoor space.
Photography by Janet Warlick
[dropcap]The[/dropcap] home wasn’t open or designed to their liking, so they called upon the eye and ingenuity of interior designer Debi Davis. Laura Juels had envisioned an old-world, Tuscan theme for their home. Davis and her team, including junior designer Stephen Garrett, were the perfect fit for bringing this vision to life.
“Debi came in when we first purchased the home. Her first words were ‘Is this a tear-out?’” Juels said.
Davis said, “This was a total gut and remodel. We worked with Keith Hardin Construction, and Woody designed the tennis court and outdoor living spaces. We finished the project in four and a half months, opening the entry, adding pitched ceilings and double doors.”
The result is a gorgeous, livable home that easily accommodates the Juels family and their entertainment needs.
This client wanted a social setting with no distractions, formality without formality; these swivel chairs allow for easy conversation. This Hampton console, from Davis’ company Reborn Relics, features a distressed mirror with a stone relic. A pair of wood lamps and sunburst mirrors from Cobblestone & Vine and the large mirror from Marshall Clements are accompanied well by this trio of antique pottery pieces.
A Grand Design
This room was once a den. When Davis and the Juels rearranged the living spaces, they decided to make this the formal dining space. The oversized table is a Corinthian column base dining table with formal seating for eight — though the family has seated 12 there for holiday dinners. A set of matching three-door chests flank this room’s fireplace — fabricated of Arkansas natural limestone — featuring Portuguese brackets and a custom mantle; the shield above was once displayed in a church.
Ready for Its Close-up
This room once had bright, glossy green walls and a brick arch over the stove. The kitchen was extended and a t-shaped conversation island, topped in carrara quartz, was added with seating for six. The bright-green cabinets were torn out and roped-column accented cabinetry took its place.
A Hearth Room
This room is awash with natural light, with five large windows and a set of French doors that lead to a fabulous outdoor living space. The space is defined and softened with a large crème-colored rug and is divided into two separate, yet harmonious spaces. Davis achieved this by thoughtfully arranging the sofa and loveseat and adding coordinating tables and chairs.
Fit for a King and Queen
The concept of keeping things light, bright and fresh is carried into the master suite. “We wanted to ensure the antiques didn’t take center stage, but were simply an addition to the room,” Garrett said. The hand-carved relic gold headboard sets a regal theme, which is carried through to a set of mirrors arranged above matching side cabinets. A quartet of framed Intaglios and this gold candlestick lamp with a Fortuny shade, also from Reborn Relics, carry the gold color into the room.