Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAY-JUN 2019

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In keeping with a more traditional European layout, the home's private family areas are kept upstairs. A vast master suite occupies a significant portion of the space, while VanDerSnick's office-away-from-the-office occupies another. "My job as the chief sales and marketing officer keeps me very busy," he explains. "Having such a nice office makes it very easy and efficient to work at home in the evenings and on the weekends." Central to the couple's love of entertaining is the vast back porch, which opens directly off the kitchen and living areas. "We had trouble finding a big, screened-in back porch," adds the designer, "so this was a deciding factor in buying this house." A space formerly occupied by a hot tub is now an outdoor kitchen area, and a distressed klinker brick wall provides a suitably rustic backdrop for outdoor entertaining. Conscious of the amount of damage that frequent hosting can inflict on a home, the designer made sure to employ the most durable, yet beautiful surfaces and furnishings available. Tile floors were replaced with Mohawk engineered wood, while the carpeting throughout the home was selected from Mohawk's extensive commercial line. Wallpaper, now making a welcome comeback in the designer's arsenal, replaces paint in a number of areas, especially in the newly remodeled bathrooms. Like the floors and carpets, the wall coverings are of an exceptionally resilient commercial grade, primarily from Elitis and Eykon. roughout the living areas, in pleasing contrast with the high vaulted ceilings and heavy beams, strikingly modern and comfortable furniture offers an environment where, in Campbell's words, "guests wouldn't be afraid to put their feet up." Both inside and out, chairs, sofas and cushions are covered in an array of fabrics from Sunbrella, a company that manufactures incredibly durable coverings in a seemingly infinite range of colors and designs. Examples of these products, as well as the furniture, wall coverings and carpets, can be found at Wickberg's new place of business, the Dawn Allyn Studio at the Coats Wright Art & Design Gallery on the first floor of the Indiana Design Center in Carmel. Owing to her fluid and effortless integration of the classic with the modern, Wickberg's designs are likely to appear frequently in future issues. sl 73

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