Gingham Pillow in Denim,
Heather Taylor Home (from $125)
Rattan Twin Daybed, Crate&kids ($999)
Cement Tile in Copper and Cordoba, Granada Tile
Albion Mohair Throw,
Serena & Lily ($448)
With nearly every room in the house offering views of the backyard, developing that space was another priority from the start. Landscape designer Teryl Ciarlo (who is also Taylor’s aunt) gave order to the wild and free greenery, lighting the expanse with hanging rattan globe pendant lamps and incorporating more traditional garden flowers like gardenias, hydrangeas, and roses into the scheme. To help anchor the sitting area—where Taylor has friends over for dinner year-round—Ciarlo brought in two breezy potted palms to flank a petite couch. “Now it’s such a pretty little zone that feels like an extension of all the goodness that’s happening on the inside,” says Taylor.
I felt like I could make my dreams
of us all being together in the same living space but each doing our
own thing a reality.”
Above: Rattan Twin Daybed, Modern Floral Rug, Victorian Dollhouse, Nesting Play Table and Chairs Set, Rattan Rocking Horse, Butterfly Mobile by Baby Jives, Beaumont White Wall Rack, Crate&kids; Sunflower Gingham Duvet Cover, Heather Taylor Home.
Below, from top: Hampshire Desk, Rattan Chair, Pastel Shag Rug, Jenny Lind Daybed, Modern Dome Touch Table Light, Crate&kids; Duvet Cover and Mini Gingham Pillows, Heather Taylor Home; Model 63A Bench by Møller, Design Within Reach; Sierra Rug, Armadillo.
When it came to the girls’ rooms, Taylor was torn: Bunk beds and a play area or individual bedrooms? After a test run, the former setup challenged sleeping schedules for everyone, and, Taylor admits, “I liked the idea of each having their own space to reflect their personal tastes.” For both, she chose botanical decor similar to what she grew up with in the form of curtains, art prints, and rugs, along with stylish-meets-practical pieces from Crate&Kids. Scarlett, who started kindergarten last fall, traded in toy bins for “big girl” essentials, like a white bookcase and matching spindle desk with a drawer for her diary. (“She likes to say, ‘That’s very Mommy-ish,’” says Taylor. “I knew we had done well when she said, ‘This is very Mommy-ish and very Scarlett-ish.’”) For preschooler Marigold (or Goldie, as she’s known to friends and family), Taylor was drawn to fresh and sunny tones and a play table with lots of storage so any favorite things are within reach.
Above: Andros Downlight Wall Sconces by A19, Y Lighting; Round Coffee Table and Spindle Back Viewing Chair, Nickey Kehoe; Belgian Roll Arm Sofa, RH, upholstered in Gingham Fabric, Heather Taylor Home; Telescoping Floor Lamp and Pure Ceramic Clay Jug, West Elm.