Who lives here: A family of 4
Location: Larchmont, New York
Size: 4,800 square feet; 5 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms
The family worked with the designers to customize the existing home, adding hardwood floors, wainscoting and lighting to offset the more modern furnishings and establish a transitional style in line with the house design and the neighborhood.
When a rug mat arrived reeking of chemicals, Kirk had to send it back. When pieces arrived from California with a smell from the shipping packaging, she had to store them for weeks in the basement until she could introduce them to the interiors.
Sofa: Cisco Brothers; lamps: Room; coffee table: BDDW
She worked closely with the general contractor to get the water-based stain on the oak floor just right.
Pendants: Moser; floors: LV Wood
The homeowners wanted a mostly neutral palette with just a few dabs of color coming from artwork and upholstery. “They wanted a bright and airy home,” Becker says. “We just added a few pops of color here and there and let the woodwork and fabrics do more of the speaking.”
The Saarinen table is an original.
Dining room set: custom bronze Wishbone table and Ladder chairs, BDDW
Light fixture: Audrey pendant, Y Lighting
The custom wainscoting continues in this space, too. “Any project we do, we try to stick with the character of the house and the area,” Becker says. “The existing design was a cottage-y style house, but the interior design was going to be more modern transitional. In that bathroom, for example, with the supermodern bathtub, the wainscoting helps connect it to the cottage-y feel to keep the transitional look going.”
The slate floors have radiant heat.
Bathtub: Blu stone, Blu Bathworks
Sconces: Thomas O’Brien; vanity: Restoration Hardware; chandelier (reflected in mirror): Ochre
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