Living in Color

When the July-August issue of Veranda arrived, there was plenty of design inspiration to love! While the cover of Mark D. Sikes home was enough motivation to pick up the issue, what was inside was equally as delightful. Immediately when I saw that Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford had a property featured, I knew that it would be something spectacular.

Living in Dallas, I love to frequent their home store Madison in Highland Park Village. I have also admired Kelli’s University Park home for years. Every time the sister design duo comes together they create fresh, refined, and luxurious spaces that stand the test of time. Their use of patterns, textures, and color is unparalleled, especially in this vivacious Southampton home by architect Peter Pennoyer.

Photos are taken by Melanie Acevedo in Veranda magazine. To see more photos of this fabulous Southampton retreat pick up the August issue today!

Kelli and Kirsten Entry in Southampton via Veranda

The entry is instantly receptive and gracious. When you see color you know you are entering a happy home.

Living area with Blue and White in Kelli Ford's Southampton Home via Veranda

I love the use of purple, blue, and white throughout the house. It adds such a young and fresh element!

Kelli Ford Southampton Living Room 2 via Veranda

Kelli Ford Southampton living area via Veranda

The rooms have such a collected, yet uncluttered feel to them. The pink is a sophisticated shade that avoids looking juvenile. It would be hard to walk into this room and not feel instantly happy!

Kelli Ford Southampton Kitchen via Veranda

What an ideal Hampton’s kitchen. It is simple, clean, and full of fresh light.

Kelli Ford Southampton dining via Veranda

The dining room takes a more scaled down approach to really let the view be the focal point. I adore the soft blue walls. The other dining area featured in the magazine takes a different approach with a bolder use of blue and white.

Kelli Ford Southampton Home Hallway via Veranda

Fitzgibbons and Ford tried to avoid nautical references throughout the house, but left this mahogany hallway, similar to a luxury ocean liner, intact. What I love most about this image is the view into the bedrooms. Lovely fabrics and colors that are perfectly placed and Hamptons chic.

Purple and Blue Bedroom KK Southampton Home via Veranda

A perfect play of color with the purple Donghia linen walls as a backdrop to the lively blue and white fabric. That Bunny Williams lamp is everything!

Kelli Ford Bedroom Southampton bedroom via Veranda

Kirsten and Kelli always have the most unbelievably beautiful monogrammed linens. If you ever visit their store Madison in Highland Park Village they can exquisitely initial everything from a lacquered tray to a pad of paper.

Kelli Ford Southampton Bathroom via Veranda

Talk about blue and white! What a serene and heavenly bathroom. Notice how they tiled the ceiling giving it a jewel box feel!  That potted palm gives a splash of personality.

Kelli Ford Southampton Pool via Veranda

A picture perfect pool. Kirsten and Kelli master the art of colorful and inviting spaces. Now go run to get the July-August Veranda issue to see the rest of the house!