For furnishings, Ennis
mixed old and new.
Because it’s a full-time
residence, the home is a
bit more formal than a
summer house, but
Ennis still wanted it to
be a comfortable place
where she and husband
Stefan Abramo could
dark brown tiles by local potter Cynthia Curtis around
the firebox. White walls reflect the natural light, and the
oak floors went through a roasting process that brings out
the sugar in the wood to make them a rich brown. Oversize seating in the room is from Restoration Hardware,
and Ennis worked with Nina Symonds, a consultant at the
a screened porch (above, left) offers seasonal dining.
Ennis kept the furnishings simple in this space with bistro
chairs and a sturdy pine table, while a computer console
from Indonesia (above, right) found new use as a secretary
between living and dining spaces.
company, to find the perfect relaxed pieces.
A resourceful stylist herself, Ennis also incorporated
furnishings from her Lexington house. Legs from the dining room table have a new top to create a tea table; an
Indonesian computer console serves as a hall secretary;
and in her office, a kitchen table is now her desk.
“Barbe and Stef have so many wonderful objects that
we wanted the interiors to become the backdrop for them,”
says Neville. “It was really an organic design process, and
it was one of my favorite projects. Barbe has a great sense
of style and taste.”