AM PRETTY DARING. SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO GO FOR IT.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT, BUT FUN.” — LIZ CAAN
family of five. Each room has its own distinct
character and palette. The geometric kitchen
is defined by its black-and-white horizon-tal-striped wallpaper, checkered floor, and
custom-built banquette with storage (where
a powder room had once been). The dining room embraces whimsical grandeur,
pairing traditional white paneling with raspberry walls and yellow and royal blue accents.
Inspired by a large Henri Maik painting that
now hangs over the couch, Caan turned the
living room into a virtual color wheel — “a
fun Rubik’s Cube to play with,” she says.
Upstairs, the same “positive, stimulating” environment awaits in the bedrooms. For
10-year-old Lilly, Caan designed a room using
turquoise Quadrille wallpaper in a modern toile
reverse silhouette, paired with pink-and-white
striped window treatments and a white chandelier with pink shades. For 3-year-old Leo, the
focus of the room is a toddler bed Caan custom-designed to be “a nice, mini version of a
grown-up bed that he could jump around on.”
instead of overhauling the
kitchen (above), Fallon
Custom Homes of Needham,
Massachusetts, converted a
powder room into a breakfast
nook with banquette seating.
“I threw the wallpaper on
because I thought we should
funk it up a bit,” says Caan.
It’s apples-to-apples on the
third-floor landing (right),
with Designers Guild fabric
on the chair, a Jonathan Adler
pillow, and an Enzo Mari
print. Raspberry walls,
Bungalow 5 stools, and a
vintage poster give the dining
room (facing page) a playful
spin on grandeur.