BUILDING THEIR DREAM HOME
A new construction home overflowing with timeless architectural details and classic furnishings perfectly melds the present with the past for this interior designer and her family. The designer and her husband had always planned on renovating an older home. That is, until they came across the perfect lot in Town & Country: near family, with plenty of room for a big backyard. So they decided to build their own house, one which would bring all the historical elements they loved into a space perfectly suited to their family’s needs.
Creating a new-construction home that appears to have been around for a century is no easy task. In order to mold the timeless style to fit with modern sensibilities, the designer considered both their young family and love of entertaining when designing the floor plan, merging casual, family-friendly spaces with more formal rooms. An elegant entryway, formal dining room and library fill nearly half of the main floor; while the rest is devoted to a large living space and open concept kitchen. A charming breakfast room filled with windows is tucked behind the kitchen with a beautiful arched cased opening leading into the space.
Throughout the home, traditional millwork and architecture is offset by transitional, clean-lined furnishings. The aesthetic was inspired by a recent trip to Paris. Though the home’s mood shifts from refined to relaxed, accents of brass, antiqued glass and decorative lighting unify the interiors with a hint of shine – from the unlacquered brass door hardware, to the black windows and doors channeling details from times past, there is plenty of interest at every turn.