HAD A LOT of ideas,” Joanna says. “I would say that Jo’s knowledge made it come out looking like
something. She knew how to make it all go together. She helped me pull together my eclectic style.”
Joanna is referring to interior designer Jo Howell of Big Sky Design. The two met through mutual
friends and hit it off right away. Together, they have been appointing the interiors since 2013.
“I was constantly asking Jo, ‘Can we do this?’” Joanna says. “And she might say, ‘Yes, let’s do it,
or absolutely not.’”
Custom tile was incorporated into the kitchen backsplash and the table found at a New Orleans antique
store anchors a traditional hand-woven rug in the breakfast nook. Mark Schmidt of Schmidt Custom
Builders also built the banquet set into the bay window tossed with pillows in vibrant hues that echo the
turquoise and magenta jewel tones found throughout the home.
Visual Comfort bistro style “Hicks” pendants hang above the kitchen island, open to the living area. The
backsplash echoes the hand-blocked custom dyed limestone tiles around the fireplace. The breakfast nook
window shades, fabricated with Duralee’s Tilton Fenwick Collection’s “Maris” rose textiles, are also found in
the living room and further unify the two open spaces.
PHOTOS BY MARK STEELMAN/COURTESY OF BIG SKY DESIGN
WBM march 2019