“THE OUTSIDE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE INSIDE, WHICH IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO LIVE. IT MAKES YOU HAPPY AND BRINGS YOU PEACE.” –HOMEOWNER ... continued designer explains. “She and her late husband weren’t interested in having a huge house, but they wanted it to feel spacious and light-filled.” Indeed, sunlight floods the living room, where a set of retractable glass doors create a 55-foot opening that frames expansive views of the sparkling blue pool and majestic mountains behind the house. “The outside is an integral part of the inside, which is a wonderful way to live,” the homeowner explains. “It makes you happy and brings you peace.” Enhancing that feeling is a quiet palette of neutral hues. In the living room, for example, a sisal rug provides a textural backdrop for a pair of custom sofas covered in linen. “She didn’t want it to be too standoffish,” Handman explains. “She wanted people to walk in and just exhale.” For the dining area, Handman continued... 62 INTERIORS SUMMER/FALL 2015 GO WITH THE FLOW From above: To create distinct seating areas in the living room, Handman designed a pair of matching sofas covered in textured linen and positioned them back-to-back. “Placing them together created more of an open plan that you can walk around,” Handman explains. A pair of glass lamps enhances the feeling of openness; the dining chairs are covered in linen and are interchangeable with those at a game table in the living room. Handman designed the built-in rift-sawn oak buffet with a honed granite top.