The lovely property that surrounds this country club residence has been the design inspiration for this multi-phased interior update. Located in Boulder Ridge, IL, it is one of two homes that our semi-retired clients toggle between depending on the weather. The other is in Naples, Fla. Warm, organic elements are the defining characteristics of their style, which we call “comfortable luxury.” A range of rich tans and creams creates the backdrop for an intriguing mix of textures, materials, patterns and custom finishes. The kitchen was a primary focus, and it set the tone for the entire first floor. Our goals were to lighten and brighten this much-used space while reconfiguring the island to make the whole area more user-friendly. We added a larger window over the sink as well, to welcome in the sunshine and natural beauty of the property.