home of distinction
The wallpaper in the stairwell between the top
two floors also might be considered art. It’s hand-painted
on individual panels.
“They lay it out and paint the panels side-by-side
to make sure they connect to each other,” Carroll
says. “Because the stairwell is so open and tall, the
graphic nature of the wallpaper makes a statement.
It’s graphic and bold, but neutral as well.”
The couple opted for a drop zone in the entryway
rather than a coat closet.
“I did not want a closet, because a closet ends up
being all of our stuff in there,” Jill says. “I wanted
this to be more for guests to put their coats or their
purses or whatever they have.”
Atlanta-based artist Tony Hernandez’s encaustic
paintings are displayed in the stairwell between
the main living area and ground floor. He came to
Wrightsville Beach to repair “Lying in King’s Blue”
on the lower landing in exchange for a day of ocean
fishing on Jeff’s boat.
THREE PAINTINGS FROM THE “CHANDLING SERIES” BY RUTH AVA LYONS
WBM september 2018