Author and singer/songwriter Carolyn Evans and her husband, Ray, live happily ever after in the easy, elegant remake of their Single House.
Rooms in a Single House line up in a row, opening into each other. The Evanses’ dining room opens into the living room and kitchen and can be seen from both spaces. “We color-matched the wall paint to pick up the blues in a swatch of the living room curtain fabric,” says Angie. The paint color is strong enough to showcase the art and pull together varied furnishings, including Chinese Chippendale rattan and traditional mahogany pieces from Carolyn’s grandmother.
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