If a person were to ask me to offer an off the cuff phrase describing Sally’s and my style, I would say “classic traditional with an enticing European influence”. Having said that, there’s a piece of me that that will sit right up and say, “Whoa!” when I come across the right modern interior – an interior that uses form, surface, light and shadow to define and shape form, function and volume. Add an exterior that offers up not a clue as to what you are walking into, you have a formula that spells magic. Such is this project – a house with a stone exterior built in 1937 and an interior renovated to feel like a modern gallery in New York City.
Wouldn’t you expect a charming rustic interior?
The central fireplace has been reworked as part of an open floor plan.
Tucked around the corner… Antique keys.
Fantastic!!! A 1769 schrank & 18th century church pew play vs. tuxedo style furniture.
What’s a schrank you ask??? The short answer is it’s an antique wardrode.
Love the sweep of the shelves and counterpoint of modern tufting and practical period furniture.
What a compostition – modern island between antique painted chairs and rustic shelves – brilliant!
Look at the different thicknesses of the shelves. Real understanding of scale and weight!
Cantalevered shelves again. The antique windsor chair looks so alive! Context!!!
Saarinen Womb Chair, modern quilt, folded tin sand pipers, antique basket having a conversation.
A singular vision throughout. Beautiful!
Could you live here?
All images from Architectural Digest, Architecture by French & Crane and Jeanne Scandura. Interior Design by Lauren Sara.