Out to the Woods

This secluded space offers an easy transition from work-mode to Zen-mode.

BY February 1, 2021
Bark-like wallpaper recreates the look of the outdoors inside this Mediterra study, while floor-to-ceiling windows and a sliding door allow the homeowners to easily venture into the lush preserve—part of Mediterra’s 1,000-plus acres of greenspace. Photo Courtesy Judith Liegeois Designs/Lori Hamilton

In this handsome study, interior designer Judith Liegeois says the view “seems to never end.” 

The property was re-imagined from the ground up by Herscoe Hajjar Architects, Judith Liegeois Design and Exteriors by Koby Kirwin to create a haven that highlights the nature preserve bordering this Mediterra home. “The idea was to create a space that was private from the other outdoor spaces for the homeowners to meditate or do yoga,” Liegeois says.

The pool and other spaces are just around the corner and within easy reach, while the private ipe wood path is surrounded by greenery that becomes more lush and unruly as it nears the preserve. 

Inside, the team incorporated floor-to-ceiling windows and wallpaper that mimics the look of bark. “We wanted to have a home that was cozy and comfortable, where the outdoors were very much part of the indoor spaces, as well,” Liegeois says. “Everything about it exudes a sense of calm.”

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