July-August 2013 | SPLENDOR IN THE SEAGRASS

SPLENDOR IN THE SEAGRASS
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RIGHT AT HOME

SPLENDOR IN THE SEAGRASS

Kendall Furniture and Poseidon Cabinetry & Millwork went above and beyond to make the perfect beachside getaway for a busy big-city power couple

Written By: Nick Brandi | Photographer: Grant L. Gursky

Like so many hardworking couples, Corinne and Anthony “Zack” Zaccagnini have their share of stress. She sells enterprise software programs to the U.S. government; he’s a prominent Baltimore attorney. So when these former college sweethearts need to get away from it all, they escape to their sanctuary in Ocean City’s High Point North, where the outstanding work of craftsman Greg Beck of Poseidon Cabinetry & Millwork and retailer Joe Kendall of Kendall Furniture combined to create the ideal getaway for this very down-to-earth power couple.
 
“Our primary residence, in West Howard County, was done with bold, vibrant colors designed to encourage energy and creativity,” said Corinne, who is originally from Alabama. “We therefore wanted to have our Ocean City beach house express the exact opposite of that vibe. Consequently, it was decorated and furnished with an eye toward serenity and relaxation.”
 
The manifestations of that mentality are replete throughout the 1,750 sq. ft. space, which is extremely unique in the area for its high-rise views of both bay and ocean. Overlooking the former is their entranceway/balcony-patio, which Zack made sure was lighted and walled with natural stacked stone for a decidedly earthy look. The traditional pineapple lights that appear here are Hinkley’s Plantation and also show up in the home’s two full baths. The Winston Palazzo series outdoor furniture overlooking the bay comes from Stover Furnishings in Frederick, while the beachside counterpart is from Polywood’s La Casa line, by way of Kendall. 
 
En route to the family room is the dining area, which features a great semi-custom distressed-maple table with matching chairs à la Kendall. The seating area is buoyed by a bank of Ballard wall mirrors that not only adds illumination but also allows west-facing diners to enjoy ocean views, too. Ballard also supplied the richly rustic wrought-iron-and-burlap chandelier that sits over the table.
 
The family room, meanwhile, is a Kendall tour de force that begins with a generous sectional sofa decked out in durable spectrum-sand Sunbrella fabric, accented with seashell welts. It’s complemented by a large swivel chair swathed in a Dartmouth Spa fabric pattern, which matches that of both the sofa throws and the Roman shades that adorn the windows. The fantastic Harmony accent chair is draped in a “document” pattern that conjures images of postcards from yesteryear; it enjoys a wonderfully synergistic relationship with the series of antique 
 
Venetian lithographs that punctiliously grace the walls and come from Corinne’s private collection. Mike’s Carpet Connection supplied the driftwood frieze that never fails to lure 20-year-old-son Tyler to its soft, shaggy nap as he watches his parents’ 60” Samsung flat-screen with surround sound. Supporting that setup is an apothecary-style media console in a driftwood finish, bookended by matching seven-foot Lexington pseudo-louvered towers.
 
“It’s difficult for Zack and me to adequately express our gratitude not only to Greg for his masterful work but to Joe 
for his great taste and genuine interest in the beauty of our home,” Corinne praised. “We had gone to other places first, but it was Joe who ultimately won us over because he truly engaged us, asking a series of thoughtful questions that really brought out what we wanted to achieve. He really seems to care, which often seems to be a diminishing virtue in his 
industry.”
 
 
 
KENDALL FURNITURE
410-213-2520  (West OC)  
302-581-0061  (Fenwick Island)
 
 
POSEIDON CABINETRY & MILLWORK
410-251-2167
 


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