Dreamy creams, gilded fixtures and luxe touches make this English cottage home a ladylike haven.
Home to: Elizabeth, Katheryn and Christen Hughes
Neighborhood: East Sacramento
Stats: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Designer: Katrina Stumbos Interior Design
She has raised two accomplished daughters, runs her own CPR training business and hosts parties with the greatest of ease, but when it came to remodeling her home, Elizabeth Hughes enlisted the help of another queen bee: Katrina Stumbos.
“It was time to be more feminine,” says Hughes, “but I literally could not make one more decision.” Embracing the project right out of the gate, Stumbos found herself using pinks for the first time and cultivating a deep affinity for wallpaper. “My reputation is that I’m super contemporary and modern, but it’s not really true,” says Stumbos. “I just bring a clean-ness to everything. For this home, I wanted it to have this cottagelike, super-feminine feel to it, but I still wanted it clean and sleek.”
While chesterfield sofas, a Dutch door and detailed millwork underscore the house’s cottage style, lovely wallpapers, glass doorknobs and mosaic tiles give a womanly air to every room. Truly a home fit for three queens.