Leaning towards traditional, this Long Island farmhouse is the perfect weekend refuge. Warm and earth tones set the stage and give off such a calm, peaceful aura. For the first phase of the renovation of an early 1800’s farmhouse on Long Island, we were brought in to bring back the architectural integrity and soul of our client’s home. While the house still had some important elements intact, much of the renovation was focused on adjusting the flow of the rooms and adding architectural bones where they had been removed. A weekend and summer house for a young family, our client desired a colorful palette that felt appropriate during all four seasons of the year. To that end, we filled the rooms with luxurious upholstered furniture that beckons you to sit down and stay while, meanwhile a curated collection of not-so-precious antiques and vintage pieces remind you to kick up your feet and enjoy your cocktail. Designed by Suzanne and Lauren McGrath.
A bit of period magic for your Sunday viewing pleasure. This early 1700’s townhouse in Spitalfields, London is everything you could dream of in a home from that era. Left virtually untouched, as it should be, it is a step back in time with old floorboards, stone, brick, shutters, windows, beadboard, moldings and all the good things. Available as a location home via Shoot Factory.
Whether leaning towards traditional or modern, Chicago based design firm Norcross and Scott Home create welcoming dwellings that are functional and thoughtfully curated. I am quite fond of their more traditional spaces and can’t seem to tear myself away from the photo above. Love all the treasure in that space!
Another take on traditional meets modern in this elegant home designed by Carmiña Roth. With a backdrop of white, the antiques and artwork really pop and make the wonderfully eclectic spaces uplifting.
Many of the elements in this Watch Hill, Rhose Island beach house of designer Carmiña Roth are a nod to the traditional architecture of the home, but love how she pulled together some more contemporary elements to keep things fresh and relaxed. The result is timeless and comfortable, perfect for a family.
Photos: Read McKendree