Perfect Style and Color Mix: Upper East Side Family Home by Lilly Bunn

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As you look through these gorgeous photos of an Upper East Side apartment by Lilly Bunn Interiors, you’ll quickly understand the way the writer at houseofturquoise.com reacts: “I knew I was in for a treat!” Indeed, this is a treat of a home on many levels, not the least of which is its luscious use of turquoise and the entire family of “blues” paired with white and other primaries. House of Turquoise goes on to say, “The homeowners wanted a crisp and fresh look, but with a comfortable, usable vibe where they could relax…and also where their kids could play.” They got all that and more, from the fun “spatter” wallpaper in the bathroom — that pops against red lampshades — to the oversized fruit prints on the wall of a playroom…and that’s just the beginning of the feast for the eyes here.

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A family-friendly home all too often can become a place that doesn’t actually feel “adult” in its tone; that’s not the case here, however. Indeed, this home is a mix of contrasts: a formal sitting room/parlor has an elegant mix of traditional furnishings and modern details, while the corridor directly off is breathtaking, its vivid teal-toned walls and starburst light fixture unabashedly hitting all the right “contemporary sophistication” notes. In a mellower mood, a welcoming blue-and-white kitchen has both a cozy window seat and eat-in space, and a bedroom with a blue padded headboard is pure comfort. A nursery whispers in red, white, and pink, with graceful balloon shades lending a touch of softness. Classic? Yes. Sophisticated? Yes. Family-friendly? This home is all of the above…thanks to Lilly Bunn.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).