Grayish-blue walnut cabinets frame a Wolf range and a Vent-A-Hood.
The kitchen now offers unobstructed views of the backyard; the Blanco faucet provides even more visual interest.
A wall of windows above the sink brings light to a space formerly dominated by cabinetry.
The new kitchen island boasts seating for five at Palecek bar stools perched beneath pendants from Hudson Valley Lighting.
The kitchen’s array of cooking stations
In addition to the main sink and seating, the Giotto quartzite-topped center island shelters an extra Wolf oven at the far end.
A twelve-foot skylight illuminates an island topped with porous concrete, while a painting by Colombian-born artist Alexis Duque accents the gas fireplace.
Rows of lockers by SchoolLockers.com offer plenty of storage for the family and their guests to stow everything from flip-flops to sunscreen.
Landscaping by Jennifer Anderson Design & Development adds the right touches of green to a backdrop of blues and whites in order to complete the bucolic scene.
A custom teak shower surround allows for a luxurious—and private—outdoor bath.
A Holly Hunt sectional surrounds a firepit from Restoration Hardware.
After a dip in the pool—or lake—swimmers can freshen up at one of the cabana’s blue Whyte & Co. sink basins, which sit atop custom floating vanities.
The porch runs along the front of the house and wraps around one side.
Handler balanced masculine and feminine sensibilities in the main bedroom. The painting by Cameron Schmitz was purchased at The Drawing Room in Cos Cob.
The brass-capped acrylic stools around the kitchen island are by Interlude Home, and the roman shade fabric is from Thibaut.
Drapery in a dotted stripe pattern from Schumacher adds a graphic burst of green to the guest room. The chest and chair are from local antique shops.
The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams velvet sectional in the family room is comfortable, durable, and perfect for lounging; the horizontal muntins on the doors to the patio echo the sidelights in the front entry.
The scheme for the entry started with the stair runner by Prestige Mills, which inspired the color choice for the chest, Benjamin Moore Champion Cobalt. The Urban Electric Company lantern ties the black door to the handrail. “If it were up to me, every room would have some black,” Handler says. “It’s classic and dramatic.” The photograph over the mantel in the lounge is by Fairfield County-based artist Allyson Monson.
A mixed-media diptych by pop artist Jenn Lewis takes centerstage in the dining room, painted Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter, in this modern farmhouse. Interior designer Kimberly Handler says, “The piece includes newsprint, duct tape, a little bit of everything. The longer you look, the more things you find.”
The bar, which connects the lounge to the family room, has a mosaic marble-and-metal backsplash by Akdo.
The blue cushion on the antique stool in the main bathroom inspired the choice for the spotted Schumacher fabric used for the roman shade.
Nancy Monahan enjoys a glass of wine with Boca, her Havanese, in the backyard, where a fire table expands the seasons and ceramic stools allow seating for several guests.
After dinner, the Monahans retire to an informal upstairs sitting room with comfy faux sheepskin chairs lit by a unique layered lighting fixture found in Soho.
An urn from Terrain was given its own pocket garden in the front courtyard where a dining table waits to entertain company.
Deux Femmes Decorative Art custom applied a textural linen-like finish to the wall and molded ceiling in the main bedroom. For art, Monahan framed a favorite Tiffany scarf.
In the living room, Monahan cleverly crafted the windows to appear larger without changing their exterior dimensions by adding a bank of mirrors above the panes. To make a sisal rug pop, she layered a cowhide rug beneath overlapping glass sectional coffee tables. The wall displays the ethereal lines in a pair of works by up-and-coming Connecticut artist Tracie Cheng, while furniture is comfy but sleek.
The kitchen needed a complete revamp with the exception of the numerous casement windows, which make the homeowners “feel like we’re eating outdoors.” Monahan went for a seven-foot island with stools sitting on a vinyl floor mat by Beija Flor.
To reflect the curved gates to the entry courtyard that doubles as a dining area, homeowner and designer Nancy Monahan installed a bluestone pathway. The weathered brick pillars exemplify her respect for the past.
Monahan increased light by using large glass panes in the entry foyer. An idiosyncratic collector, she displays finds such as carved pillars originally from a Boston bank beside a wooden horse torso on a metal table.
A series of molding-framed murals by Susan Harter could easily steal the scene in the dining room. Instead, Monahan selected the calming earth tones of grisaille, letting her mahogany dining table and antique chairs stand out. A chandelier from Arteriors accents a custom-finish ceiling painted by Deux Femmes Decorative Art.
A Saarinen table below a pendant lamp by Arteriors can accommodate many for breakfast thanks to the banquette seating.
The blue that predominates elsewhere is softened and used as an accent against a neutral backdrop, including a sandy-hued Phillip Jeffries grasscloth, in the master bedroom.
The blue-and-white palette continues in the powder room.
The family room/library is ideal for rest, play, or conversation. The bookshelves hold a collection of hand-turned wooden pieces by the homeowner; he also crafted the backgammon table behind the sofa.
A glimpse of the campaign-style desk-and-drawer unit designed by designer Jenn Orr. The U-shaped piece runs along the perimeter of the office.
Wooden countertops and brass lighting and hardware give the kitchen a nautical feeling without overwhelming. The original cherry cabinets were painted white.
The custom teak campaign-style dining table was crafted by Kariba Woodworks in Sandy Hook; they worked with the homeowner, who turned the legs.
A cozy corner of the long, narrow living room is furnished for comfort with a sectional from A. Rudin in an inviting shade of blue. Making an appropriately maritime statement is a collection of photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection from the Mystic Seaport.
Hand-hammered brass sconces add a bright touch above a pair of comfy chairs from The Antique and Artisan Gallery in Stamford.
Fine art, handcraftsmanship, and treasured finds are in evidence throughout this Mystic home. The client fell in love with the antique rosewood wagon wheel from Tucker Robbins and gave it a place of honor in the entryway.
The antique plates on Aria’s bedroom wall come from both sides of the family. Some—from Sinkin’s great, great grandmother—are late 1880s Haviland French porcelain. “It’s like her ancestors are watching over her,” Sinkin says.
In Aria’s dainty bath, a personalized footstool is the perfect accessory.
Sinkin nabbed the stylish guestroom bed on Wayfair. Mirrored nightstands heighten the room’s appeal.
Each piece of stairway art has personal meaning. The photo in the upper right, for example, was shot in Montauk, where Harry’s family has a summer home. A Murano glass Jellyfish chandelier makes the journey up and down tenfold times more enjoyable.
To boost the charm of the cool Sputnik light fixture over the breakfast nook even further, Sinkin added a ceiling medallion. The family-friendly banquette is dressed in a Sunbrella fabric.
Above the kitchen sink, the cornice flaunts an embossed design drawn by Sinkin. The backsplash of gray glass subway tiles is in step with the rest of the home’s palette.
“Rather than making a sexy evening entertainment vibe, we went for something plush, light, and inviting that beckons you to take a seat all hours of the day,” says Sinkin about the living room. Prism side tables inject an architectural element, while faux palm leaves are reminders of Florida, a favorite vacation destination. The coffered ceiling panels sport a cane-patterned wallpaper to heighten visual interest.
For continuity, the dining room’s wallpaper, curtains, and chair seats all showcase Thibaut’s Imperial Dragon pattern.
The chair is from Silver’s new line of indoor/outdoor furniture, GONG.
Silver found the basalt bathtub while traveling through southeast Asia.
The master bath’s sink was crafted from mitered slabs of basalt stone.
The attic-level dressing room sports one of Silver’s favorite items: a signed Jean-Michel Basquiat 1986 exhibition poster.
Last summer, while Silver helped her son relocate, she says she stayed in a hotel for a month, an experience that made her appreciate her home more than ever. “Coming home after that was the epitome of sanctuary.”
The charcoal drawings in the meditation room are by Canadian artist Cathy Daley; the beechwood tripod lamp is part of Silver’s own line of furnishings.
Homeowner/designer Mar Silver refers to the fireplace as the 5,300-square-foot home’s heart. “It radiates warmth and spirit,” she says. The chair and ottoman, by Swedish designer Arne Norell, reflect Silver’s appreciation for sculptural furniture.
A fan of midcentury-modern style, Silver loves these vintage acrylic barstools that seem to float under the kitchen counter.
Five years ago, Silver discovered Korean artist Yong-Soo Lee, who created a series of three-dimensional bowl wall hangings. Silver purchased five of the seven in the series, keeping this one and giving the others to clients.
Behind the lime tree in the corner of the sitting room is a painting by Manolo Valdés.
While the interior underwent a complete transformation, Silver kept the front facade of the home true to its 1800 origins.
For the entry, Hirsch designed an indigo velvet settee to nestle under the newly revamped staircase.
The sumptuous master suite brings together a wealth of textures—the wood mantel, an alpaca throw, linen curtains, and the wool flannel-clad armchair that cozies up to the fire. In true Hirsch mix-it-up style, there’s also an eye-catching walnut Jonathan Adler Claude étagère with a midcentury vibe. “We wanted this to be a sophisticated and quiet place,” the designer says.
A pair of Chisholm lanterns from The Urban Electric Co. in a custom red color that plays off the Lacanche range illuminate the updated kitchen.
Southwest-inspired hues, like the family room’s Ikat fabric, are a nod to Santa Fe, “a place the owners love for its energy,” Hirsch says. New shelves make way for a growing collection of pottery, while the wood-topped coffee table affords space for any number of activities.
The parlor is a festive mix of dynamite wallpaper (with a theme that reminds the wife of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are) and cool furnishings. To give the Seventh & 7th Designs cabinet even more character, Amy Aidinis Hirsch added solid brass Lisa Jarvis hardware.
With the help of builder Renato Gasparian Associates, the house was reborn with an enlarged dining room as a bonus. Brass detailing ups the table’s personality. The sparkly chandelier is a Tony Duquette design.
As a quirky foil to the modern Lucite base, the parlor’s see-through chair wears a lady-like floral velvet by Romo.
An outdoor entertaining area, complete with an infinity pool and firepit, is filled with family and friends in warmer months. “The covered porch is the most used area in the house,” notes Fletcher, “and we keep the pool open until November.” The private balcony is off the master suite.
The master suite is a soothing sanctuary from the bustle of hosting visitors.
The master suite is a soothing sanctuary from the bustle of hosting visitors.
A Four Hands sectional and chair are the centerpieces of a classic and comfortable family room. Fletcher gravitated toward timeless pieces. The colorful image on the far wall is of a beloved vacation spot, Lake Tahoe.
Clean lines and a neutral palette define the kitchen, which boasts a seventeen-foot-long island topped with engineered stone.
The oft-used wine wall was sourced from Canadian company Cable Wine Systems.
Blue Corroded Propeller, a photograph by Peter Mendelson and a nod to one of Fletcher’s favorite pastimes, holds court in the dining room. Rough-sawn painted-wood ceilings throughout lend consistency to the first floor’s open plan.
An open and airy glass entryway connects the house and the four-bay garage.
The overarching aesthetic for the exterior is a play on a modern farmhouse. Builder and homeowner Ryan Fletcher notes that while black windows are having a moment now—and he purposely steered clear of fads—“I think they work with this house.”
The fixture hanging above the table is a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania Dutch light in the style of an Italian Renaissance original.
The dining room’s custom mural by Scott Waterman is based on a four-season study of the surrounding area.
The kitchen table and stools were made by Connecticut furniture maker Peter Van Beckum.
An existing outbuilding on the property—a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine—was reimagined into what the homeowners call the Summer House; the designers had the walls faux grained by a talented house painter.
Two sets of French doors in the Summer House let warm breezes pass through from the Connecticut River to the garden.
Robert Orr designed the paneling in the keeping room to be imperfect—just as it might have been if it were original.
The newel post and stair rail are original and were refinished in a French polish.
The designers based the mantel lambrequin on one they saw at a London house museum.
Olasky sourced dozens of antique and vintage ornaments to pair with the owners’ collection of art glass ornaments.
The walls of the master bath are covered in wallpaper resembling cerused oak by Noblis.
A series of nineteenth-century botanical engravings found in Virginia hangs over a sofa by Michael Dawkins.
In the guest bedroom, Rose Tarlow linen was paper-backed to apply to the walls.
Designers Catherine Olasky and Max Sinsteden incorporated dried citrus slices into the wreath that adorns the front door.
Renovated by architect Robert Orr, the smooth (as opposed to clapboard) facade was restored to what was originally there; he also designed the Greek Revival-style porch.
The master bathroom features Josef Albers lithographs, Turkish bath sheets, and a silver stool from Morocco.
The lamps on the nightstands in the master bedroom are repurposed vases in Han Dynasty shapes. And that small stack of books on the Chinese wooden bench? Cohen only brought eight books with her to Westport. “My home is very edited,” Cohen says. “I didn’t want a lot of stuff. I wanted to connect to life in a fresh way.”
A painting by French artist Pierre Lesieur and a stone Buddha from Burma keep watch over the conversation area. The Louis Vuitton cashmere throw is a nod to Cohen’s love of fashion.
Cohen says she’s traveled to two of the three places on her bucket list: Turkey and Morocco. The vintage suzani on the dining chair comes from Turkey. (The remaining spot on her list? India.)
The oil-rubbed copper mirror from Belgium is complemented by a vintage George Pelletier ceramic lamp.
A sofa and chair from Restoration Hardware pair effortlessly with an antique African side table and a raku bowl from South African artist Lauren Gelgor Kaplan. “I don’t like a lot of color in my home,” explains Cohen. “I bring in color through art. I like a calm, neutral palette with a lot of texture.”
The sunroom mixes Os de Mouton antique chairs, vintage mud-cloth pillows, side-by-side Chinese paver coffee tables, and a sofa from George Smith.
Homeowner Wende Cohen describes her fashion style as casual and comfortable. “I’m very outdoorsy and spend a lot of time hiking, biking, skiing, and running. I love to be in nature.” She’s seen here in front of a painting from Spain and an antique bench from Nagaland in northern India.
The great room has a global feel with its textured teak wood art from Brazil, a French midcentury travertine trio coffee table, and a wool rug from Afghanistan. The vintage rattan bench is from Italian designer Franco Albini.
A chestnut-topped bar is tucked into a corner of the living room.
Even the small details, such as the latches and hinges on doors like this one at a back entry, are salvaged from old buildings, whenever possible.
The eighteenth-century barn that started it all is joined by the “new” (1825) barn that holds the kitchen and family room and a master bedroom wing built with salvaged materials.
The cozy breakfast room, like the family room and kitchen, sits in the nineteenth-century barn that the Rices used for their addition.
The main barn’s original bracing warms the large living room. Despite the soaring ceiling, which rises to thirty feet, Amy says the space is “cozy, not cavernous.”
There’s nothing old-fashioned about the kitchen, which was created by architectural designer Louise Brooks, Amy’s friend and business partner.
Amy outfitted the family room in furniture from Oomph, the Greenwich shop she and Brooks own, superimposing a fresh, up-to-date layer on the antique beams, paneling, and brick.
As avid sailors, homeowners Amy and Mark Rice collect old maritime paintings like the one in their dining room.
A new entryway of glass and steel, fabricated by Jared Baldyga of Greenwich Construction and Development, gives the old barn-turned-home a contemporary touch.
Views from the sitting room and deck offer infinite interest, regardless of the weather.
The once-dim sitting room was transformed with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. A steel pendant fireplace and an Eero Saarinen Womb chair add sculptural touches.
A dramatic fireplace surround and partition made from Corten steel separates the formal living and dining areas from the kitchen.
The sleek kitchen features Caesarstone countertops, warm walnut casework, and iconic Bertoia barstools.
In a circulation area near the entry, porcelain tiles mimic the look of concrete, adding an industrial-chic vibe.
The architectural team added a clerestory and wrapped windows around the formal dining area, bringing the property’s views to the foreground. Throughout the house, aluminum-frame windows and doors were chosen for their quiet palette. Bocci pendant lights dangle delicately above the table.
A contemporary glass balustrade complements existing skylights in the revamped stairwell.
The main entry’s updated, large-scale glass panels and angled handrail draw the eye through the interior to the water beyond.
“It’s no bigger than a phone booth,” says Dunn, of her tiny, but polished, powder room.
The antique portrait lending character to a cozy guest room belonged to Dunn’s mother.
Twin bookcases add symmetry to the living room; their modern silhouettes also make a fun contrast to the rugged beams above.
A custom white pigment dye with an oil finish brightens the kitchen’s oak floor.
The dining room illustrates Dunn’s passion for stripes; note the ceiling, rug, curtains, and even the mirror’s subtle detailing.
The revamped front porch sports a new teak floor and tiered teak railings. “This is a deliciously cool spot for enjoying evening cocktails,” interior designer Leslie Dunn says.
The wife had seen a photo of a blue-painted banister and knew she wanted it replicated for her own home.
The cottage-chic theme continues in the master bedroom, part of the suite that occupies the entire second floor.
A sliding barn door gives the master bedroom privacy.
The first-floor porch with its view to Long Island Sound is a perfect spot for a refreshment break.
Classic beach house elements like clapboard get a contemporary update with such features as the tan-trimmed windows and steel cable railings.
A powder room is shipshape in crisp navy and white.
The mahogany dining table the husband grew up with is right at home here, illuminated by a wrought iron chandelier with recycled glass drops.
Blue accents give the mostly white kitchen continuity with the rest of the space.
Exterior walls reinforced with steel meant the first floor could be one wide-open space incorporating the living, dining, and kitchen areas. A reclaimed wood ceiling adds a rustic note.
Shiplap walls and plenty of rich blue tones, including the royal blue of the banister, nod to the watery location.
Sparsely developed Lake Waramaug is best viewed from the comfort of an Adirondack chair.
The cottage roof slopes down from street level to shade the porch outside the second-floor bedrooms.
The master bedroom opens to a second-floor porch with lake views.
The stairs descend first to the bedrooms, then to the ground-floor living area and the patio.
Skylights and tall windows help keep the entry stairs at the rear of the cottage light and bright.
Durable indoor-outdoor furniture from one of the owners’ other homes was covered in new fabric and repurposed for the screen house.
A shaded, lakeside granite patio sits between the cottage and the screen house.
The standout Tobias brothers painting in the kitchen provided a spectrum of inspiration for the color choices in the cottage.
Pine walls and floors provide a clean, light frame for colorful midcentury furnishings, like the orange-shelled Eames chairs in the dining area.
Modernist pieces, including Italian tulip swivel armchairs, give the living room a stylish but informal look.
Kenneth Cobonpue’s Bouquet end table pairs with a vintage sofa treated to new chartreuse upholstery to create a playful mood.
In this bedroom, the sweet blue tones get an energetic boost with a framed pareo by Manuel Canovas.
Eschewing a traditional front door, the front of the house provides multiple opportunities to interact with the outdoors, including the master bedroom’s deck and a dining patio off the kitchen.
The kitchen’s forty-inch countertops accommodate the taller-than-average family.
Vivid blues dominate the palette throughout the house, as in the Madeline Weinrib rug that grounds the family room.
Homeowner and designer Hannah Childs kept the dining room simple with a whitewashed oak table and Tolix-style chairs made comfortable with cushions. The painting, Fanya, is a beloved piece by Alice Neel, who was a family friend.
A generous sink provides plenty of splash protection in the downstairs bathroom near the boys’ bedrooms.
A mudroom wall of pecky cypress with epoxy fillings is beautiful (and dog-friendly).
The main stairway merges contemporary and traditional elements. The bright orange bench is a momentary departure from the blue tones that dominate the home’s interior.
The driveway deposits visitors in a rear courtyard-like area where a path leads to the main entrance.
A set of paintings by Deborah Quinn-Munson are a focal point on the divider that separates the reading room from the family room on the opposite side.
Lofty ceilings give the great room, which is divided into this reading room and a family room/dining area, its airy feeling.
A lush landscape provides shade for the pool and inviting fire pit areas, where diving contests and s’mores are regular summer rituals.
The Wrights “have a clean and modern aesthetic,” says landscape architect Kristina Gates. “We removed plantings that blocked the house, added hedging, and created little moments to enjoy.”
A pagoda-inspired pergola makes a welcoming shelter by the pool.
Cozy velvet chairs and an oversize wool sofa make a convivial seating arrangement in the great room.
Reider added spark to the quiet palette with accents of gold.
A fun powder room pushes the design envelope. “You might not want to see that pattern in a large room, but here, it’s a little surprise,” says Reider.
Benjamin Moore’s Arctic Shadows trim lets the parlor’s rich architectural detail shine.
Metallic paper on the ceiling ramps up the glamour in the show-stopping dining room. Reider’s color scheme for the room, like the rest of the house, is based on neutrals energized with jolts of vivid color.
Homeowners Sandi and Chris Wright had different ideas for the foyer, so designer Rachel Reider made them both happy with the red-wine-colored paint for Chris and white marbleized wallpaper for Sandi.
Lotus-patterned wallpaper makes a bold background in the dining room.
Reider salvaged some of the great room’s old wallpaper, pairing it with gunmetal paint for a contemporary touch.
Its new homeowners loved the 1882 Queen Anne Victorian for its historic charm as well as its location on a quiet Southport street within walking distance of both the beach and town.
The freestanding tub is an island of serenity in the master bathroom, with plenty of natural light reflecting off of the herringbone-pattered tile floor.
The master bed is accessorized with a custom headboard, bench, and pillows covered in Quadrille fabric.
Parquet-style teak flooring covers the expansive roof deck that sports an outdoor fireplace and flat-screen TV.
Cabinets with a built-in sink and refrigerator pair with a gas grill to create a seasonal open-air kitchen perfect for entertaining.
The vibrant living room centers on a round Ralph Lauren seagrass table with a glass top; the chairs are covered in a mix of Romo and Schumacher fabric to match the Stark Carabello carpet.
A built-in banquette cozies up to a glass-topped table in the breakfast nook.
A sloped custom range hood and a pair of Geo Lantern pendants from Ilex Lighting are the eye-catching features of the kitchen. The cabinetry has backlit glass cutouts displaying keepsakes.
A custom table reflects the geometric pattern on the rug in the family room, which effortlessly steps out to a harborside patio through a vanishing glass wall. Subdued, sandy tones on the sofa and wallcoverings are enlivened by pops of blue from the toss pillows and twin ottomans.
Oversized Schumacher Feather Bloom wallpaper adds drama to the dining room, where an elegant Ro Sham Beaux chandelier hangs over a custom dining room table and chairs.
Coral-like wall art and a shimmery rug announce the home’s subtle nautical theme in the foyer. A custom bench is fashioned with an ikat pattern that gets repeated throughout the house.
The artist’s weekend studio contains a custom built-in desk and enough room for recent works, in this case, likenesses of Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, and Chelsea Handler.
The random flagstone pool deck is a throwback to midcentury summers.
The master bedroom’s built-in shelves, stocked with period treasures and dominated by Stein’s portrait of comedian Samantha Bee, float above the floor.
The bedside nightstands, too, are suspended from the wall to visually increase floor space. The sculptural female form of this vintage lamp is partnered with a male version on the opposite side.
The designer’s contemporary redesign of the kitchen is less a midcentury move than an elegant response to a confined space.
Concealed behind shoji-style doors, a bar cabinet is outfitted with vintage shakers and glassware from Davies’s collection.
The long, narrow family room presented a spatial challenge that Davies conquered with extra-slim walnut shelving and a custom sofa from Vladimir Kagan.
The dining room’s Saarinen table and chairs from Knoll serve up midcentury style beneath a contemporary chandelier. Light from an existing skylight floods the room, which was made even airier with the removal of a wall separating it from the kitchen.
In remodeling, Davies retained the living room’s original stone planting bed but reduced the foliage to a level more appropriate for her busy clients.
In the living room and throughout the house, paintings by Stein, an artist, enliven the walls.
A finish of brick-red paint (Farrow & Ball’s Blazer) spotlights the front entry.
A wall of local fieldstone bisects the Westport home of Geoffrey Stein and Patricia Poglinco, anchoring it to its midcentury roots. In this living room and throughout, designer Denise Davies celebrated the era with a balanced blend of vintage and contemporary furnishings.
A barrel ceiling in the master bedroom is both pretty and practical, lending height and depth to a modest-sized room.
Doors and screens in the glass sitting room are designed to slide completely open to let the outdoors in.
The stones in the fireplace surround, chosen to match those on the beach out front, dictate the living room’s earth-tone palette.
Visitors arriving via the front door can see clear through the house to the water. A cupola, which opens into a hallway, adds a nice architectural detail and lets in light, while an exaggerated stone chimney helps ground the house.
.” Copious windows enable the owners to take full advantage of the water views.
The balance of classic and modern starts in the entry hall, where a contemporary open stair is combined with Murano glass lighting, and black floors play against white paneled walls.
Light from a skylight catches the glossy surface of bookshelves on the first floor of the two-story library, where the palette was inspired by the chalky blue and gray tones in the hide rug.
Smoked glass globes hang like a cluster of balloons, injecting a note of fun into the hardworking mudroom.
The pattern on the rug that defines the living room area echoes the interlocking squares on the ceiling. A glass chandelier and crystal sconces make elegant companions to the glossy Striato Olimpico marble of the fireplace.
Designer Michelle Morgan Harrison added sparkle to the living room by backing the bookshelves with glimmering Phillip Jeffries wallpaper.
The two spaces share many features, including twin fireplaces and Vaughan chandeliers.
Stone, stainless steel, and crystal blend beautifully in the small but efficient kitchen.
Tom Dixon mirror-ball pendants create a playful vibe in the family room, where book-matched slabs of Bianco Elegant marble create a dramatic backdrop for the fireplace and flat-screen TV.