Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rob's River House

Rob's River House Part 1
When Rob called me to rescue his 1800's Hudson River house, I saw that the current dreary interior choices were smothering the commanding river views the house was privileged to have. Together, we decided to bring the home into the 21st century and quickly went to work on the redo. We selected an updated color scheme that complimented the views and gave the home a "happy" feeling.
We did the 3 Main Rooms in pale blues,warm creams and aqua.  The tansformation was not only uplifting, but made the rooms more inviting.  The antique pieces also came alive in their new environments.
Since Rob entertains frequently, we created two seating arrangements in the Living Room and purchased ten dining chairs to accomadate his frequent dinner guests.
Take a look!

Foyer Before

Foyer After:
Wall Color Benjamin Moore: "Heaven on Earth"
Carpet   Caravan Connection     Bedford, New York
Chair Fabric:  Fabricut "Trivia" Aqua
Chandelier: Antique from Rob's travels
Painting over Fireplace by Rob's sister

We opened Staircase up to the 3rd floor Master Bedroom

Foyer After

Foyer After

Living Room Before
Living Room After

Living Room After:
Window Fabric: Fabricut "Midday Silk"
Sofas: Barbara Barry and Lee Jofa
Chairs: Lee Jofa
Coffee Tables: Lewis Mittman Aldo Glass and Antique from Rob's travels
Scandinavian Relief Plasters: Rob's Aunt re framed by Mt. Kisco Frame
Lamps: Venetian Glass by Decorative Crafts
Carpets: Caravan Connection Bedford, New York
Sofa Fabrics: Kravet "Cuddles Sandstone"
Scalamandre"Paddington Velvet"
Chairs Kravet"MakeWaves Aqua Blue
Walls: Wildflowers Doreen O'Connor  "Stried Cream"              
Living Room After
Dining Room Before
Dining Room After
Dining Room After:
 Walls were painted by "Wildflowers" decorative painting.  New chairs were added to the antique dining table as well as a new breakfront and mirror.  A large antique breakfront was moved from the Living Room to house china. Sheer window treatments were added to compliment the view.
Chandelier is an antique from Rob's travels in Europe.
Dining Room Fabrics:  Chairs--Kravet "Smartweaves Seaspray"
                                     Windows--Fabricut "Lotus Blossom-Cream"
SideBoard:      Henredon
Carpet:            Caravan Connections Bedford, New York
Mirror:            Mt. Kisco Frame
Lamps :          Decorative Crafts
Chairs:            Artistic Frame



Anonymous said...

That diningroom is to die for and the livingroom looks really cozy. What a great staircase in the entry.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous house! The devil is in the details, I especially like the transformation of the walls in the dining room; amazing how a mural and a simplified mirror can change the tone of an entire room.

Anonymous said...

Can you make a NYC apartment look that good? I need help! This house looks gorgeous.