Sentimental North Carolina Spruce-Up

One of Maggie’s favorite pieces is the well-worn antique rug in the living room, which has graced the same space since the dwelling’s completion. “The house was built in 1984, but it feels like it was built in 1884,” Maggie says of the two-story residence perched on North Carolina’s Satulah Mountain. “We appreciated that it felt so well-loved already. You can’t recreate that kind of age and character with a new build.”

Neutral walls in the common areas allow architectural details to sing. They also create a warm, subdued backdrop for pattern play, a hallmark of Maggie’s design work that she amplified for this project. “I tried to be a bit more bold, because I felt like the house could handle it,” she says.