Photography by Troy Thies

Martha O’Hara Interiors

Martha O’Hara

Room to design: As a Southern woman, I always choose the dining room. There are so many layers to consider, from a rug that grounds the space, to a chandelier that draws the eye, to a tabletop layered for whatever occasion you’re celebrating.

Texture: I love to see smooth, glossy textures that feel more modern or formal paired with rough, weathered textures that stay casual.

Pattern: Right now, my favorite patterns are found in art and wallpaper. I absolutely love larger-than-life murals and figurative art, which I consider patterns when designing.

Paint colors: Farrow & Ball Blackened, Cabbage White, Cornforth White and Great White. These gorgeous whites take on the surrounding colors in a room for a light, airy and serenely blended finish.

Luxurious touch: I always keep a candle burning in my home. Right now it’s Ocean Mist & Sea Salt by Nest.

Design mantra: Beauty that nourishes.

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