The pool area projects a Palm Springs vibe.
Before she met Cortney Bishop, Lynne Hamontree was shy about hanging her own works. Now she enjoys being surrounded by her art. This oyster-shell painting, displayed in the upstairs dining area, is perhaps her favorite. “It’s the one painting I’d never sell,” she says.
In the foyer, pieces from different destinations and eras, such as antique French globe lamps, a pair of mid-century-style chairs, and an iron mirror that feels western, live together harmoniously. “It’s a collection,” Lynne says. “You should buy the things you love.”
Homeowners Steve and Lynne Hamontree with their German shorthaired pointer, Jasper
Lynne was inspired to create the painting above the fireplace after seeing her dog, Jasper, frolicking on the shore. “She’s always running and jumping,” she says. “This is an abstract expression of her movement.”
“With the upstairs being so open and loft-like, you have to be careful about the weight of the lights,” notes Lynne. “You don’t want these heavy, huge masses.” A sculptural chandelier by local design firm Avrett does the trick, illuminating without interrupting flow.
In this cozy reading nook off the kitchen, Bishop designed the built-in shelves, which were constructed by area builder James Meadors. She also choose the paint color, a shade of blue that matches the deep waters of the sea.
Bishop suggested replacing wall-mounted cabinets with open walnut shelving for storage with more warmth and personality.
“Steve has quite a quiver of boards. I found myself hoping he’d hate this one because I loved the color so much,” says Lynne.
Each day, the artist spends time painting in her sunlit third-floor studio.
This lamp, purchased on eBay, is one of the couple’s favorite pieces in their second-floor living space.
Surf magazines put a personal stamp on a mid-century-style coffee table by New Breed Furniture Network.
With its grass cloth wall coverings and accents of bronze and black leather, the mater bedroom’s adjacent sitting room feels a little bit coastal, a little bit rock-and-roll.
Walnut and mahogany bureaus add graphic punch in the master bedroom.
The screened-in porch, located just off the second-floor living room, feels like an extension of the interior. A hammock Lynne picked up in New York strikes a decidedly Bohemian note that’s balanced by the traditional silhouette of the iron light fixture.