French-inspired and modern isn’t a typical style mash-up in the South. But it’s the look Inna Kovalinskiy’s clients were after when they hired the designer to transform their one-story cedar home in Fort Mill. They’d seen the designer’s previous work and knew this wouldn’t be your grandmother’s take on French country. “When I think of French-inspired design, I don’t think of ceramic roosters or heavy toile curtains,” Kovalinskiy says. “I think of intricate moldings and ceiling medallions … gilded mirrors, marble, elaborate fireplaces, and elegance.” But all that opulence can overwhelm a room, so she offsets it with modern elements to give the space “a visual break” with clean, sharp lines.
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