Life shouldn’t have to be structured around a home; a home should be structured to fit your life. That’s exactly what we did with this gracious Wellesley colonial for an active young family of five full of personality. The challenge was taking a very traditional house style and updating it to match the vibrancy of the family who calls it home. This let us take a few more risks and create a design identity that was a bit more edgy, while meeting the homeowners’ desire for a calm place to regroup and spend time as a family. To accomplish this, we minimized the clutter, developed a chic, high-design aesthetic, and made sure to incorporate the kids’ individual personalities, which ran the spectrum from a very girly princess to a sea-loving surfer girl to a future presidential candidate. The final product is a space custom crafted just for this amazing family.