comfortable. I imagined that old world feeling we know from European
rooms — softly worn, layered, subtle — but freshened up. Because
a new house can never look old, and you shouldn’t try to fake it.
We hoped the house we designed would someday be a hardworking
home for a young family and a great place for entertaining. We started
by designing great bones: 10-foot ceilings, eight-foot doors, gorgeous
windows and french doors with their classic mullions. We beefed
up the custom look by adding deep baseboards and crown mouldings
and well-proportioned mantels.
We wanted a smallish, formal living room, a cosy study with
a library wall, rolling ladder and cathedral ceiling and a dining
room that would comfortably seat 10. We wanted the front hall to
be generous with great sight lines, so you could see right through
TOP LEFT: The team’s
design for the fan hood
brings an old world feeling
to a brand new kitchen.
Hood fabrication, Dynamic
Iron; Bertazzoni range,
Amiel Distribution; custom
cabinetry, Heritage Kitchens;
Hardware; backsplash tile,
Olympia Tile; lamp, L’Atelier;
desk, chair, Pottery Barn.
BOTTOM LEFT: ABOVE: A rolling ladder
A servery is such a luxury. and mile-high drapes
For the mirror, we chopped emphasize the library’s
off the bottom of a folding 18-foot ceilings. Settee,
screen and hung the panels Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams;
close together. Cabinetry, settee, pillow, drapery fabrics,
Heritage Kitchens; faucet, Bilbrough & Co.; chandelier,
Ginger’s; mirrors, Cornerstone; Universal Lamp; table,
light, Universal Lamp; Studio b; chairs, Camilla
countertops, Ciot, fabrication, House Imports; lamp,
York Marble; rug, Weavers accessories, Global Views.
Art; sink, Kohler.
Click VIDEO to catch Lynda’s guided tours
of every room in the house.