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SEP-OCT 2018

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LEFT: With floral chintz, fiddle-leaf figs, and walls painted the color of the sky in Benjamin Moore's Whispering Spring, the den invites the outside in. ABOVE: The cheery breakfast room, anchored by a Roller Rabbit tablecloth, opens up to a wraparound porch. entertain formally in the dining room, –CECE BARFIELD THOMPSON bright, happy feel, we went with a blue-and-white palette and layered in a lot of Indian textiles." In the summertime, doors open to the wraparound porch, making the breakfast table an ideal spot for an evening buffet or bar. For the den, the Mahajans wanted to create a haven. "This is where the family really lives," Barfield Thompson says. "At night, after putting the kids to bed, this is where Heather and Saahil relax, decompress, watch a movie." Inviting teal sofas work in harmony with the beguiling floral chintz on chairs and pillows. "We painted the walls the color of the sky," says the designer, "so when you look out the windows, you feel connected to nature." Connecting people to the natural world, creating spaces that uplift and welcome, these are the things that give Barfield Thompson the greatest satisfaction as a designer. "It's such a gift, what I do, to be able to set the tone for the way people live," she says. "It's a real responsibility and a pleasure. You're helping your clients figure out how to live their best life." S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 | 63

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