Traditional Eclectic Fusion 7

When designing a space, Molly O’Neil of Drop Cloth Interiors considers not only the space and the client’s objectives, but what furniture, artwork and textiles the homeowner has that will tell a story. This serves as inspiration for a design but it also lends a warmth and history that off-the-shelf pieces often cannot convey, adding personality to a space and creating comfortability that her clients love.

For this space, the homeowner’s antiques, heirlooms and artwork were all incorporated into the design aesthetic throughout the home. Custom pieces were also brought in to bring the entire space together.

The heart of the home, the living room exudes comfort and elegance. The sofa, pillows and side chairs are all custom creations from Drop Cloth Interiors.  The understated fireplace is framed in Ann Sacks penny tile and artwork painted by the homeowner’s grandfather adds personality.


The kitchen is traditional with a modern twist:  Shaker style cabinets painted in a combination of Parma Gray and LuLworth Blue by Farrow and Ball and topped with Carrara marble countertops. The Walker Zangler backsplash adds dimension and movement while the stainless appliances modernize the space.

Writing Nook

The writing nook is one of the homeowner’s favorite places in the house; the antique writing table is where her grandmother would write love letters to her grandfather and the Lladro figure topped the couple’s wedding cake.


The Den has an established feeling about it, a place where introspection, whiskey and cigars mingle with the antique table and ginger jar lamp. The artwork is a framed San Diego nautical chart and the custom arm chair lends a bit of whimsy to the space.

Master Bathroom

This spacious master bathroom is covered in marble and spaces that are not adorned in stone are papered in a hand painted wall covering and Purbeck Stone paint color from Farrow and Ball. The fixtures are Kohler and the counter top is Carrara marble.


This petite space offers guests a formal yet whimsical introduction to the home. Walls are painted in Oval Blue by Farrow and Ball and a console table finished in a snappy green paint that evokes the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year Greenery. Paintings by the homeowner’s grandfather and Harrison Howard.