The custom John Pomp light fixture is a striking, clarion echo above the dining table, visible
from the living room. “It was important that these two rooms spoke to each other,” says
Didrick. “They have a similar palette; we have soft plum sheers in one and alternating pops
of purple in the other, and the rich piping detail on the dining chairs. We wanted to create
a serene feeling with luxurious fabrics and a sense of opulence—it was about keeping
the palette soft and livable.” The tone-on-tone ease is translated by Innovations Belgique
Oyster velvet upholstery and mirrored consoles that lavish daylight like love notes across
After a zesty redux, the media room was promptly declared family headquarters. Opuzen’s
Crimson Leopard fabric is a punchy exclamation, followed by a few carefully placed
red accents (this is a town of showmanship and big gestures) and clean lounge pieces.
The coffee table was a collaboration with local studio DAO, featuring a chunky stripe
of bronze. The firm painted the room two shades darker than the rest of the home and
spirited away an overhead projector (a relic of technology past) that once hovered,
also restoring the ceiling’s original height. On the mezzanine, sfa design eliminated the
indecision that typically shadows these in-between passages, conjuring a custom tête-à-tête sofa upholstered in a plum Opuzen fabric so the twins would have a cozy spot for
giggling and gossip.
While the design concept was highly collaborative, much of what the pair devised was
instinctual. Creating a home for clients in another time zone requires semesters-worth of
AP class notes and long-distance consultations, and (minus a few key in-person meetings)
they found a reliable messenger in PowerPoint. Smith and Didrick had to imbue the space
with refinement and intimacy—imagining the changing tastes of teenagers; composing a
master bedroom with a textured Donghia wallcovering of her choice that was in harmony
with his selection for the bed.