We’ve gone behind the scenes with our girl Abby Capalbo and now we’re diving into her crazy gorgeous Rhode Island home. A classic gem tucked away on the coast of Barrington, it’s equal parts bright, happy and cozy. The kind of place that just exudes love and the perfect little spots for curling up by the fire with a good cocktail. See the full gallery captured by Leila Brewster right here.
LIVING ROOM & DINING ROOM | A room with a fireplace and no TV was high on my priority list when we first moved in. It’s the perfect combination for great conversations and memorable nights. This is a long room, so we moved the dining room table in here as well, and it really works for us. The dining room table was my parents first piece of furniture they ever purchased. If you look close, you can see etches of our childhood homework and our names from countless hours spent around this table. It’s so special. The map wall was actually my husband’s idea – we hope to eventually fill this room with antique maps of all the places we’ve been. Oh, and of course, the antique bar cart is a crucial design element of this room. It gets a LOT of use.
Dining Table: Antique | Bar Cart: Antique | Wingback Chairs: Overstock | Rug: Dash & Albert | Ottoman: West Elm | Ottoman Tray: Z Gallerie | Gold Tray: Target (similar) | Couch: Comina Comina | Linen Chairs: Home Goods | Gold Mirror: Home Goods | Gold Candlesticks: Target | Hemingway Print: Oh My Dear Handmade | Console Table: Etsy | Cheers Sign: Etsy
KITCHEN | I love this room. It’s the focal point of our home, and is open to the entire downstairs, making it a complete dream for entertaining. From the moment I stepped foot in this house, I was obsessed with the layout – it just makes complete sense. We didn’t have to do much to this room, we just painted the cabinets white and changed the countertops to a durable quartz and now it really feels like us. I am still on the hunt for the perfect pendant lights, but I’m being patient until I find exactly what my heart is looking for.
OFFICE | Originally, this was going to be my husband’s office, but when I started working from home, I quickly realized I need a space where I could close the door. It sounds silly, but anyone who works from home definitely understands. I love the light in here – it’s just walls and walls of windows, which makes it a super fabulous place to spend the day.
Desk: Pottery Barn | Couch: Ikea | Large Throw Pillows: Home Goods | Flamingo Pillow: West Elm | A Pillow: Jonathan Adler | Pink Throw Blanket: The Lions Paw, Nantucket | Pink Tray: Target | Lucite Chairs: Overstock.com | Be A Nice Human Print: Oh My Dear Handmade | Braid Painting: Elizabeth Mayville | Bookcase: Ikea
FAMILY ROOM | This room was originally meant to be a dining room – and at one point of our lives, we might use it for that – but for now, we wanted a room where we could really get cozy. People might think I am crazy for the big white couch purchase, but the slipcovers are actually a breeze to clean. And I love being able to change the pillows and throw blankets with the seasons.
Couch: Pottery Barn | Pillows: CW Textiles, Aeriel, Suntan Art | Coffee Table: Pottery Barn | Coral Tray: Z Gallerie | Chandelier: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child | Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Intense White | Jute Rug: Pottery Barn
BEDROOM | I still have a lot to do in this room, but I love where it is now. It makes me want to crawl into that bed just looking at the pictures. It’s not perfect, but it’s kind of our heaven. It’s not the largest master bedroom, but painting that main wall navy really made it feel larger. It’s also added a bit of masculinity to the room, which was important to me as well.
Bed: Joss & Main | Nightstands: Target | Chest of Drawers: Ikea | Gold Curtain Rod: Restoration Hardware | Curtains: Custom from Martha and Ash | White Throw Pillows: West Elm | Navy & Pink Throw Pillows: CW Textiles | Navy & Ivory Throw Pillows: CW Textiles | Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
We closed on this house the day we got engaged almost 6 years ago. Which is really crazy to believe. It’s been a complete labor of love and is still a total work in progress, but I think that’s why I love it so much. It feels like home. It’s so important to me that everyone who walks through our door feels that too. I want people to come and linger longer than they planned. To have another glass of wine by the fire, and not worry if they are going to spill it. Dirt and dog hair are just part of the charm. It means that it’s lived in, and more than any of the decor, that’s what I really love.