The outstanding modern architecture of this home and the owner's collections of fine antique furniture, textiles, and folk art formed the direction for the design of the interiors. Tactile, luxury fabrics set into shaded neutral backgrounds provide a setting allowing the collections to take center stage.
Masculine architecture was softened
with a tinted neutral paint palette and luxe fabrics chosen for their
reflection of the outdoor gardens. Open floor plans with varying ceiling
heights required careful attention to scale in the selection of furnishings and
the custom carpets that ground the different functions within the space.
Multiple skylights, windows, and French doors infuse the rooms with natural
The challenge with this loft was to
create a comfortable living space while taking advantage of the multiple-height
ceilings and open floor plan. Textural contrasts and a varied sense of style
make this home unique. Fabric choices were linen, silk, and wool embroidery
with surfaces both plush and smooth, and fine and coarse. Artwork and antiques
range from the 18th through the 20th century.
This formerly neglected white elephant
started life as a private mansion in 1871. Over the years, it was at times
vacant, converted to an inn, and retrofitted as a banquet hall and restaurant.
Fortunately, many of the original details remained – leaded glass windows, a
grand staircase, sleeping porches and the original turret.
The Project was to transform this 20,000 square foot space into a viable
medical facility for an active neurological practice requiring exam and
consultation rooms, administrative and billing offices, an executive suite, an
employee break room, and lavatories, while keeping the historical features of
the building intact. The original tile mosaic in the entry
foyer served as inspiration for the color palette throughout.
New York Townhouse
This was a challenging and exciting project from the start.
The brick townhome was gutted to the studs and beyond.The living room, dining room and kitchen flow
within the narrow confines of the building.Distinct spaces were defined with custom hand hooked rugs that became
the backdrop to the client’s incredible folk art and toy collections.
Inspiration sometimes start with an antique element, like a wool
wholecloth quilt or early valances, and complete the project with
reproduction textiles. Current projects include fine wool bed
furnishings for an 18th century home on the Chesapeake and a white on
white embroidered set of hangings for an historic home in Washington,