When a Hinsdale resident decided to start planning her dream home on the shores of Lake Michigan, she contacted Wheaton-based designer, Marsha Jones Interior Design, to help her make her visions into a reality.
“She wanted the home to feel like a beach house, yet also traditional, comfortable, and a place where her and her husband could feel at home year-round,” says Jones, explaining that the couple was selling their Hinsdale house so they could live by the water full-time.
“The home sits among the sandy shores of Lake Shore Drive in Indiana,” she says. The view of the lake was one of the most important aspects when designing the home. Architect, Heidi Hornaday, the client, and Jones worked together to capture the views and take in the morning sun, which is perfect for sitting in the cozy sunroom.
The inspiration for the color palette was given to Jones by the homeowner via a Tiffany & Co. jewelry box. It all came together beautifully, in fact, Jones says, her favorite part of the project was the client herself.
“She was open to my suggestions, and it was a privilege and pleasure to help her create a wonderful beach home,” she adds. “One of my favorite rooms is the powder room, which is dramatic with a large scale whimsical fish wallpaper.”
While this project is more about creating a new year-round lifestyle for her clients, Jones says she enjoys working on vacation properties.
“At the end of the day, vacation properties are just another home where families gather, so the design needs to be functional and comfortable, yet the choices in fabrics, color, and furniture styles need to reflect the location,” she explains. “Whether it’s beach, desert, or mountain, it’s always fun to help clients design their fantasy escape.”
Marsha Jones Interior Design Ltd. is located at 324 South Hale Street in Wheaton, 630-665-4615, marshajones.com.