Black, White and BeautifulAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Paulina Perrault conceives a classic, cool Wine Country vacation home for a young family
“I credit my midwestern roots for my philosophy of hard-working beauty, a look that is guided by fierce devotion to the serviceable aspects of design and to legacy over the superficial or too-precious,” says designer Paulina Perrault on how she creates interiors that are rooted in legacy, warm and inviting. She applied this approach inside a Wine Country vacation home for a young family who desired simple and sophisticated interiors, inspired by the nearby Larkmead Winery. “We focused on a “wide open” indoor/outdoor living & entertaining experience. Our project mantra was: Nothing too fancy,” says Perrault.
Having bonded over raising twins, Perrault designed three homes for the family thus far and had a keen understanding of their everyday life. The clients wanted a serene space with an open, symmetrical floor plan that was flooded with natural light. To achieve this, Perrault installed tons of windows and doused each room in white. “Their aesthetic goals were to articulate a low slung indoor/outdoor vibe that was both very hip and very relaxed,” she says. “I am very proud of how we met that goal by designing and implementing a unique interior finish millwork, a must have for my client, that harmonized perfectly with the exterior millwork and material selections. We especially love the front porch swing!”
A consistent palette of Black and White comes alive in each space, in the millwork, metalwork and decor while continuing outside to create seamless transition.
Perrault says of the big reveal, “The client was thrilled! They love how easily they can relax and gather family here, also they love how amazing it is for large parties—especially with the outdoor bar/kitchen and pool area.”