Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

SEP-OCT 2018

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In the well-equipped kitchen, with a magnificent hood fabricated by Jezroc Metalworks of Zionsville, the owner's favorite shade, navy blue, provides literally an island of vibrant color in a sea of off-whites and tan highlights. "I was tired of doing all-white cabinets," explains Amanda Lantz. "So we decided to paint the island navy; it picks up on furniture and other design elements within the main living area." Architectural but not structural beams run the entire length and width of the open living space, enhancing the perception of depth and holding a thematic mirror to the hardwood floors. Moss green and turquoise show up as bursts of color here and there, echoes of colors in the Popovs, providing points of focus. Tucked away out of sight to the rear of the kitchen, a butler's pantry offers discreet prep space, complete with smoothie, coffee and juicing stations. With comfortable seating for well over 20 guests in an informal setting, the expansive living space is purpose-built for entertaining on a lavish scale, offering functional groupings of furniture with good sight lines to the cook. A more formal dining area, complete with wet bar and walk-in wine cellar, centers round a custom table from Old Biscayne Designs in Georgia. This design reappears on a smaller scale as a pair of end tables in the living room. High-backed chairs from Kravet are upholstered with a tweed-style fabric from Crypton, a stain-, moisture- and odor-resistant material that is becoming increasingly popular with the Lantzes. "I've been trying to use it on any seating that might come into contact with food," says Amanda Lantz. "Adults spill their food and drink, too." e massive French windows, which open up onto the outdoor dining area, are dressed in striking magnolia-themed pastel linen draperies from Mokum, a 100-year-old textile mill in New Zealand. This fabric recurs in the living room and entryway. In place of built-ins alongside the fireplace, the owners and designers opted to install custom-built dressers to reflect the color and style of the dining and end tables. "We are seeing more freestanding furniture being used in this way," explains Barry Lantz. "It has less of a finish carpentry look, in addition to which you can take it with you if you move." 70

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