Hi! I am glad you came by today. There’s a beautiful home waiting for you to admire. This home belongs to owners, architect Alex Kaali-Nagy and interior designer Karen Kaali-Nagy. Alex hails from Europe and it’s influence is apparent. He believes that rooms should not be intimidating and all rooms should have the same decorating feel.
In New England Home, “Karen feels the home’s sense of peacefulness comes from the symmetry used throughout the home.” “I always work backward,” she laughs, “fabrics first, then wall color, furnishings and carpet.” I decorate exactly the same way! We think alike!
The circular entry hall with it’s spiral staircase.
The entrance hall with hand-painted wallpaper.
The dining room.
My heart stopped when I saw this room. The large portrait with the floral drapes and the red sofa took me over the edge! You can see the fabric that is used in the dining room on the chairs has the same hue of red in the living room making the spaces flow to one another.
Then I was surprised when I came across this view of the room. The red sofa is the only red used in the room. I am surprised it wasn’t continued in the room in some way, a few pillows with red would certainly help make it appear more balanced. It almost looks like two separate rooms.
Later, I came across this photo with the furniture now placed in a definitely different room.
This is such a handsome room that is also cozy.
Karen does the cooking in the family. She has two dishwasher and two refrigerators. “We used Calacatta marble for the countertops, but topped the island with butternut. It’s a good balance,” Karen explains. “A butler’s pantry in Brunschwig et Fils paper links kitchen and dining room for ease of entertaining.”
They have two sons and this is one of their bedrooms.
The master bedroom is described as “Enveloping,” by Karen.