The art of easy-living blends with classic sophistication; a former New York City lifestyle influences a new suburban living. The beautiful retreat like setting of this Short Hills home was designed for a young professional couple transitioning from Manhattan to a new suburban lifestyle. With young children about, special consideration was given to the use of practical materials. However, it was equally important to keep the space airy, uncluttered and to realize a modern yet inviting home centered on a cool neutral palette with a hint of accent color in each room. The goal for the project was to create fun and practical spaces for the family’s young children while executing inviting and sophisticated rooms for relaxing and entertaining. Large sun room windows, overlooking the backyard, produce abundant natural light; the soft palette of the fabrics and restrained splashes of color anchor the overall space.