WESTCHESTER, NY

Colonial

Mixing it up in the Suburbs

In a leafy suburb of New York City we designed the interior of a spacious 1920’s Colonial Revival home for a family of five. The décor is a blend of classical elements, with contemporary items reflecting the tastes of the young family.

Rich wood tones, golden hues, and the color purple are favorite elements for these owners which were skillfully woven in to many rooms in a variety of ways, whether in large pieces of furniture, curtain panels, pillows, piping, or accents giving continuity to many spaces.

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The seating arrangement on one side of the living room balance a baby grand piano and an antique French daybed on the other side of the room. The tailored furniture is upholstered in golden hues, deep purple, and vibrant leafy green has the room feel luxurious yet inviting.

A circa 1820’s antique French-Empire daybed layered with rich pillows and antique textiles create the ideal corner for respite in the spacious living room

The seating arrangement on one side of the living room balance a baby grand piano and an antique French daybed on the other side of the room. The tailored furniture is upholstered in golden hues, deep purple, and vibrant leafy green has the room feel luxurious yet inviting.

A large center table from the 1940’s inspired by the Chinese Chippendale style draws you in to the bright and spacious Living Room with windows on three sides. The center table offers a rich tableau of books, objects, and plants, but also serves as a buffet for food during larger events. A small scale work by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe mimics the form of the large scale bronze Asian style urn set upon the center table.

The graceful center hall foyer is a warm mix of neutral tones that invite you into the home. A luminous painting be female abstract expression painter Mary Abbot hangs above a circa 1850’s Chinese alter cabinet Shanxi province of China to create a complex cultural mix in the traditional space.

The home’s original paneled Library was painted a glossy aubergine to create a rich backdrop of the owners’ collection of black and white photography and antique leather bound books.

"He combined his expertise in furnishings, textiles, design and art to create an elegant, beautiful and comfortable home and paid attention to every detail. We highly recommend Glenn and his team!"

– Client

Formerly, the Sun Room was essentially unused. After a complete make-over, it is now one of the favorite spots in the house in all season. The large mirror strategically placed above the L-shaped seating area reflects the view and light from the large flower garden.

Bold-scaled furnishes including the 18th-century French armoire and a new wood four-post bed were put into the spacious Master Bedroom to anchor and break down the scale of the generous volume. Both the soft palette and hand-embroidered drapery with a delicate pattern give the room a counterpoint to the more bold elements.

In the corner next to the grand scale armoire sits a cozy reading chair upholstered in a soft blue. A grid of photographic prints by Karl Blossfeldt, a brass topped Austrian table, and a lamp made from a bronze Chinese vessel complete the area.

A seldom-used guest room was transformed into a playful media room for the owners’ three daughters. The room combines a graphic mix of patterns with a vibrant color palette to create the perfect place for the teens to hang out with friends.

A collection of mid-century glass vessels in vibrant hues of acidic yellows, oranges, and lavender add preverbal pops of color to the colonial style dining room fireplace mantel.

A grid of framed 19th century pressed botanicals was added to breakdown the scale of the large white family kitchen and brought in the texture and warmth of the homes beautiful landscape.