The cane-back dining room chairs were Black’s first-ever eBay purchase, and the artwork is by Nancy Charak.
A closed-off sitting room provided an opportunity for the designer to go bold with art and color, including powder-blue leather wing chairs and a purple sofa.
Can Victorian be vibrant? It is in this case, where the living room veers from tradition with a mashup of space-age table lamps, replica claw-footed antique French chairs clad in animal skins, and jewel-toned chinoiserie throws, all reigned over by an oversize equine print.
Divine details include the master bed’s custom headboard.
A light palette brightens the living room and complements the architecture. Fumed white oak floors throughout have the same effect. Interior designer Jennifer Palumbo devised the tailored sofa and the walnut and leather side tables. The eye-catching prints by Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz hung in the owners’ previous home.
The second children’s room; opening the pocket door lets the two rooms act as one play space.
A plaque on the house identifies it as the the Christopher H. Drowne House, built 1862–1863.
Spiky, plum-colored Urchin pendants by Varaluz hang on either side of the guest room bed. “I love unexpected color combos,” says designer Dane Austin.
Luxurious textures and shots of color add a sensual touch to the subdued backdrop of the master bedroom.
The neutral palette gives way to more saturated tones in a daughter’s bedroom.
A red ceiling and gold-and-white wallpaper lend a powder room a drama that surprises, compared to the quiet palette of the rest of the first floor.
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.
Bold patterns and bright colors happily coexist in the guest room; the photograph is by David Heitholt.
A built-in of stainless steel and faux-ostrich vinyl makes a striking display for art pieces.
A sultry Sophia Loren ups the glam factor in the dining area.
Working with Boston’s Krakow Witkin Gallery and Jules Place, the designer and her clients found contemporary art that beautifully complements the old room. In the same congenial spirit, modern furnishings and fixtures look right at home with the living room’s classic architectural details.
The entry’s contemporary console and attention-getting art by James Nares provide a lively contrast to the traditional architecture.
Louis Ghost chairs cozy up to a white pedestal dining table; a purple chenille sofa adds a pop of rich color.
A plush white rug grounds a daughter's colorful bedroom.
Rafael Barrios's seemingly weightless sculpture is a focal point of the living room.
A sea of blues and taupes washes the living room of the remodeled Victorian in softness. Designer Kristen Rivoli mixed traditional and contemporary furnishings and art.
The straight lines of the upholstered master bed make a masculine counterpoint to the loveseat's feminine floral.
A lavender ceiling is an unexpected surprise in the master bedroom.
A lush purple velvet sofa, black-and-white checkerboard flooring and subtly patterned wallpaper add drama to the foyer.
The foyerâs poppy wallpaper repeats on the upstairs landing, where a zebra-print wing chair invites a short rest and a spectacular view.
The foyer was an opportunity to do something dramatic and unexpected and to reflect the energy level throughout the house,â says designer Gerald Pomeroy, who accomplished his aim with an oversize striped banquette, playful wallpaper, a mirrored screen and a circular console table. Strong architectural details balance out the space.
Built-in shelves behind a sonâs bed hold Lego creations and toys. Colors in the kidsâ rooms are a shade bolder than the other areas of the house.
Life imitates art in the form of an orchid displayed in front of one of homeowner Judi Rotenbergâs bright paintings.
The luxurious master bedroom has views of the lake and the inner courtyard.
A Pottery Barn Teen cupboard with cutouts, lavender drapery fabric from Duralee, and a John Robshaw quilt give eleven-year-old Emma’s room an edge.
Designer and homeowner Susan Glick replaced the cozy dark tones of her living room with dusty grays and amethysts. A sofa that once wore olive-colored fabric was reupholstered in gray velvet and paired with new custom-made wing chairs.
A rustic table from Parc Monceau looks right at home against the bold wall color choice the homeowner made.
The master suite is a study in glam, with custom furnishings by designer Kat Rosier set against a subtle shade of lavender.