After setting a polished stage, the duo filled the home with furnishings that drew from their own creative skills as well as the talents of their inner circle. For starters, Cruise, the founder and principal designer behind custom furniture company Corbin Cruise, crafted a handful of practical pieces—steel shelves in the dining room and storage benches in the den—to streamline the space with functionality. Next, Sinclair contributed a few of her own paintings as well as beloved works by close friends such as Sally King Benedict, Paul Wackers, and Katherine March Driscoll. Lastly, the pair mixed in a plethora of eclectic prints and textiles they’d found throughout their global travels to personalize the place with meaningful mementos. “We really pushed ourselves in new directions,” Sinclair says of working with Cruise. “He opened my eyes to the importance of finding a balance in color, furniture, and life.”
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