INTERIOR DESIGNSingle Family Homes Interior Designer $2,000,001 - $3,000,000 Private Residence
The homeowners have several one-of-a-kind European antiques, art, and sculptures, so it was important to the interior designer to incorporate these into the design, rather than hiding them. She ended up creating a space that mixes their traditional antiques with modern sensibilities for a look that is both elegant and timeless.
In the foyer, the gold console is actually an antique altar from Paris (c. 1500), and across from it hangs an oil painting of the Madonna and Child (c. 1700). The designer paired these with a textural, handcrafted metallic wall covering and a unique brass and amber-hued glass chandelier stretching out in all directions. “Modern pieces need to be classic and more upscale in order to be elevated to most antiques’ quality,” she said. “Trendy or bargain-priced furniture or art will read cheap next to them.”
From the entrance, the great room presents a clear view to the waterfront outside. The designer played into the natural light and blue views with an aqua area rug, an exotic walnut wall covering with precious metal patterning, and Lucite furnishings. The adjacent kitchen and dining room also feature Lucite, along with sleek white cabinets, cool silver accents, and a black marbled backsplash. A row of clear cabinets displays some of the owners’ colorful Italian serveware.
The master bedroom features a painterly wall covering and a gorgeous custom chandelier, which is six feet tall and was handmade of Mirano glass by an artist in Italy. Outside, the designer extended the interior color palette with deep blue and white pieces that are structural and innovative. It’s the perfect blend of modern and classic.
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