A Cue from Nature
A built-in window seat spans the entire width of Eliot and Alexandra Angles' home in Nova Scotia. Covered in nine shades of woolen fabric by Kvadrat, the channeled cushion represents the variety of colors that make up the view.
The Angles hang out in the kitchen with their 11-month-old daughter, Elefe. The beadboard cabinets, maple farm table, and vintage floral chandelier all play off the idea of a traditional country home. The white Autoban Octopus light, however, hits a purely urban note.
The colors spread throughout the Angles' house are picked up in the cushions of the built-in window seat. Alexandra chose the two Vittorio Bonacina rattan chairs that flank the Knoll Toothpick table because "they remind me of seashells."
After she'd cloaked the office in a soft green, Alexandra decided to scrap it and go with blue-tinged gray instead. A vintage chair contrasts with the Piet Boon desk made of corrugated cardboard. When the room is dark, the felt light fixture by Mixko casts butterflies on the walls.
Beechwood swing-arm sconces by Le Klint and a table Eliot crafted from driftwood steer the seafoam wall color to a woodsy place. Likewise, linen sheets and a quilt from Anthropologie soften the angularity of the custom-made bed. Alexandra commissioned the rug at a local artisans' co-op and picked up the butterfly prints at the Winter Works on Paper gallery in New York City.