September 8, 2014

Project Scarsdale Reveal!

As I’ve mentioned before we’ve been doing a lot of work with clients not in the Boston area- many in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and beyond!  For the past two years we’ve been working remotely with a family in Scarsdale, NY and a few weeks ago Lindsey and I made the trek down with our photographer Michael J. Lee to take some shots of the project! This one wasn’t finished in time for the book, but it gives a good glimpse into our work BEYOND my own spaces like what you’ll see in the book!

This family has two kids and the parents are both very busy with big careers. They love traditional style and wanted to have defined entertaining and family spaces but nothing super precious. We worked in some existing pieces of theirs and created a comfortable family space with style.

In the entry we combined a linen wrapped dresser with nailheads with some tufted chairs, a navy Persian style rug and pair of gorgeous navy ceramic lamps. Sailing photographs, a favorite pastime for the family, flank the antique-inspired mirror. And the Gates Satchel looked so good here I had to toss mine in. :)

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In the grand living room we went a little more formal with a custom Stark rug, linen sofa, custom pillows and drapes and a showstopper of a coffee table.  The family knows photographer Shelli Breidenbach (whose work I’ve loved for a long time) and got this photograph from her for above the sofa.  The client was an equestrian herself, so it has real meaning to them.

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The color scheme of cream, orange, brown and tan runs throughout the room.

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A custom mirror and abstract paintings by Etsy seller Lauren Adams pair with many varied accessories around the fireplace.

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Since the living room is very long we set up a secondary seating area near the bar. A camelback sofa, more of the dramatic ikat chevron drapes and a pair of tea tables atop a zebra cowhide define the area.

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An Hermes scarf was framed and made for a stunning piece of art above the bar, which sits atop this gorgeous wood dresser.

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Looking into the study off the living room.  We needed to continue the color scheme in this space since they are open to each other. I wanted the walls in the study to be a rich, dark brown to accent the many windows but make it feel cozy.

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Another custom Stark rug in the study paired with a leather wingback and custom upholstered ottoman. And how about those amazing built ins??

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In the dining room we used a vinyl grasscloth (a good choice for families with sticky-fingered children!) to add texture to the walls.  The antique style chandelier hangs above a gorgeous dining table and we did curtains in a large scale medallion print.  We painted their existing hutch a glossy navy blue and surrounded the table with light blue linen chairs with nailhead detail.

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In the kitchen we just dressed up what was existing when they purchased the house with new barstools (done in outdoor fabric), new lighting and a statement valance.

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Off the kitchen is the family room, which needed to be hard wearing and comfortable. The navy sofa hides spills and the leather ottoman is safe for wobbly little ones.

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In the same room we created an informal dining space by building in an upholstered banquette. Custom romans with navy banding keep things crisp and simple.

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We got to do some very cute rooms for the two little boys- we had to keep them similar to avoid any “I like his bunkbed more!” issues but give each their own look.  In this one we did blue walls accented with greys and navy.

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I ADORE this metal dresser and the large scale lion photograph from Animal Print Shop.

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In the older boys room we did deep green and wood tones mixed with leather. He got a giant buffalo print too (which I’m obsessed with!).

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I think this is proof that little kid rooms can be fun but also not super juvenile. These rooms should last for many years with minor changes.

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In between the boys rooms is a pass through bath (like Brenda and Brandon on 90210…anyone?? Anyone???)  We left the bathroom tile and fixtures as is but updated it with new lighting, medicine cabinet, shower curtain, custom window treatment and art.

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I took this shot to show the window treatment. As you can see, when shooting professionally sometimes accessories move around. :)

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In the master bedroom we used the ever-classic Colette bed against pretty light blue/green walls (Farrow and Ball’s Pale Powder). Marble lamps and leather benches mix up the textures.

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One one large blank wall we installed this HUGE (seriously over six feet tall) print. I adore it and it makes a dramatic statement.

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A pretty detail. :)

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