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May 07, 1988 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-05-07

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THE KITCHEN snack area leads
into the family room with a
library and overstuffed couches
in pastels. The family room
windows are from the floor to
the ceiling in order to see the
spectacular view.

THE INFORMAL dining room has
a glass table with a stone base
and coral office chairs. A
vibrant colored canvas by
Eileen Aboulafia is the mirror
image of the centerpiece on the
table. Silk trees are courtesy of
The Silk Forest.

Many of the fabrics are nylon
blends, cottons and synthetics that
are all fashionable," she says.
Part of the fantasy island effect
is the size, along with the outstan-
ding amenities. The home is
almost 8,000 sq. feet, with a six-car
garage, nine bathrooms, an apart-
ment suite for live-in help, an infor-
mal and formal dining room,
screened in porch, electronic
game room, exercise room and a
lovely art collection.
One overriding quality of this
stupendous home is the inviting,
casual and warm feeling. Gloria
Colton designed the home in soft,
desert tones with a California
casual, Southwestern motif. The
sun always seems to shine inside
with the pastel reflections of
peach, terracotta, dusty rose, and
seafoam green next to the bleach-
ed wood, ceramic tile and marble.
The mix of old and new is strik-
ing. Old English antiques blend
with the modern architecture.
"This is a mix that is commonly
done," says Colton. Colton also
blended some of the chrome and
contemporary furniture the couple
wanted to keep and incorporate in
the decorating.

The owner explains that this
home took years of planning. The
home is about forty years old and
was originally 900 sq. ft. Over the
last twelve years the owners have
added several additions to the
California driftwood exterior.
Upon entering the foyer, the
guests can peer into the formal
dining room with a deep coral din-
ing room table with ultrasuede cor-
al chairs and a Disneyland-like
sculpture titled, "Once upon a
time." In the corner, there is an an-
tique buffet with hand-blown
goblets displayed on top.
A few steps down into the living
room the peach carpeting mat-
ches the overstuffed couches.
Many of the accents are teal in-
cluding two long candlesticks on
the terracotta stone coffee table.
Some of the pillows have a
geometric print in peach, salmon
and teal. The fireplace is wood
and where the carpeting stops the
oak floor begins. The wet bar is
perfect for entertaining and the an-
tique picture frames with family
photos are warm and inviting. The
Wurlitzer piano gives the same
effect.
The art is lovely and blends well

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