It was such a treat to shoot and style designer Raquel Garcia's recently revamped home on Connecticut's Gold Coast. Raquel's design story is a sweet one: the home's previous owner, a mother of three, was careful to choose the home's new owner. Raquel was looking for the perfect home to raise her own three girls, and this Connecticut gem was the perfect fit. After totally gutting the interior and adding several endemic Southern accents (think: a painted staircase, white ship lap, and killer custom acrylic and brass details), the home feels totally fresh and open. It's yet another illustration of Southern styling and attention to detail subtly implemented throughout a home... one on the Long Island Sound, nonetheless! I'm so happy to finally share this space with you—and a big thank you to Elle Decor for the amazing feature!