The curved wall in the formal entry hints at the style and grace of this Stamford home. An antique gilded mirror makes a statement against a Susan Harter Muralpapers wallcovering.
Designer Elizabeth Saypol furnished the dining room with treasured vintage pieces—from the table and chairs to the chandelier that once held candles to the mercury glass collection on the mantel.
An alcove in the dining room is the perfect spot for wing chairs from Hickory Chair, custom upholstered in fabric by Kerry Joyce and adorned with Elizabeth Eakins pillows. The metal plant stand is an antique.
Entry to the home is via the living room, where an oak coffee table, natural-wood end table, and stone fireplace add a touch of rustic charm.
Green custom tile work in the kitchen is eye-catching but not excessive thanks to the otherwise neutral palette of the light-colored cabinetry, wood floors, and hemlock ceiling.
Spacious shelves provide plenty of storage.
Refreshing a mudroom bath meant swapping out the sink, countertop, faucet, and hardware while retaining the original vanity under a fresh coat of paint. Wallpaper by Thibaut adds new energy.
A once-characterless condo got a bold refresh that is both comfortable and conducive to frequent entertaining; the counter stools are from Bungalow 5, and the punchy striped fabric is from Robert Allen.
The teal outlines of the adjoining bedroom’s wallpaper are echoed in the bathroom tile.
The colors in Sanderson Design Group’s Tally Ho wallpaper informed this small guest room, which only has space for a twin bed and a Scalamandre reading chair upholstered in Jane Churchill. “It’s one of my favorite rooms because there’s lots of interest for the eye,” says Shano
A portrait of homeowner John Lambros’s great-great-grandfather, who was a patron of sculptor Auguste Rodin, hangs in the dining room. (This one is a replica—Spain’s Museo Nacional del Prado houses the original, painted by Joaquin Sorolla.)
Homeowner Karen Duffy Lambros refers to her favorite room, swathed in a Schumacher fern pattern, as the Jungle Room. “I do my video calls from there, especially on dark winter days,” she says.
House guests request their favorite rooms when spending the night on the farm.
Throughout the residence, architect Judy Larson employed traditional details such as dentil moldings and transom windows. At the request of the clients, who have young children, designer Kathleen Walsh added warmth to the architecture through her bold use of color. A striking chandelier from McLain Wiesand illuminates the living room, which is painted Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green.
Forest-green walls give the library, James Schibanoff’s favorite room in the house, a cocoon-like feeling.
The dining room walls wear de Gournay’s showstopping Abbotsford mural wallpaper. A glossy strié tea paper on the ceiling is an additional touch of glamour.
Colored prints in the library pay homage to the heroic English Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson.
“An all-white kitchen didn’t suit this house,” says interior designer Amy Thebault. “The green cabinets look like they’ve always been here.”
A three-tiered terrace, blended into the natural landscape in place of an eroded hillside, complements an existing gazebo. Adirondack chairs can cozy up around the built-in firepit for sunset viewing.
Accompanied by informal foot paths, a 360-foot stone wall follows a long arc matching the
The screen house addition at the back of the house was built in a semicircle in order to minimize disruption of the lake views from the rest of the house.
The main house is centered on a long drive and sits at the apex of curved stone walls, enhancing the sense of arrival.
Sinkin nabbed the stylish guestroom bed on Wayfair. Mirrored nightstands heighten the room’s appeal.
The den’s wallpaper is a Kirkby Design from Romo. Once again, Daher shows her talents for blending: the cubes are marble, the desk is leather-topped, and the arresting green chair wears a cotton/linen blend from Kelly Wearstler.
The kitchen was relocated to the rear of the house and reinvented with a classic European vibe. The look is a bit formal (but relatable) and gorgeous (but totally functional). Raw Urth Designs fabricated the range hood. And on the island chairs, there’s that playful green again.
The dining room exemplifies the important role of color, with its light green Brewster grasscloth wallcovering and the painterly velvet fabric on the lacquered chairs.
Homeowner May Doherty’s eye for fashion informed the choice of furnishings. But at the end of the day, says designer Jenn Sanborn, keeping thing comfortable and welcoming was key. Plush sofas and a put-your-feet-up wooden coffee table by Gabby fit the bill.
A Wesley Hall wing chair sports a playful apple-green fabric.
Bartlett prepares for a dinner party surrounded by her china and glassware collections.
Antiqued-mirror cabinet fronts lend a vintage look with a twist.
Dashes of bright green create a youthful, friendly vibe in the sitting area off of the new kitchen.
The master bedroom opens to a second-floor porch with lake views.
The stairs descend first to the bedrooms, then to the ground-floor living area and the patio.
Modernist pieces, including Italian tulip swivel armchairs, give the living room a stylish but informal look.
Kenneth Cobonpue’s Bouquet end table pairs with a vintage sofa treated to new chartreuse upholstery to create a playful mood.
An all-wood wing chair softens the master bedroom’s vibrant colors.
The master bedroom’s vintage and antique furniture is refreshed with plucky hues drawn from the wallpaper in the hallway.
The office’s light fixture is made of metal strapping sourced from old wine barrels.
The dining room, which gained seven feet thanks to the home’s addition, doesn’t have a very high ceiling, so the designer specified floor-to-ceiling windows to add a sense of height.
The hand-blocked, trellis-patterned wallpaper keeps the dining room feeling summery, while the round table softens the square room.
The kitchen strikes a balance between modern and traditional with its leaded-glass-front cabinets painted a rich green. A Dunes and Duchess chandelier in an unexpected bright red illuminates the island.
In the living room and throughout the house, paintings by Stein, an artist, enliven the walls.
The kitchen is a simple, modern, tactile marvel, with metal-trimmed leather upper cabinets and backsplash tiles of textured antique mirror.
The living room is the apartment in microcosm: all contours and texture, mixed materials, muted jewel tones, water references, and modern moments—carefully composed in a painterly way.
Green-as-malachite wallpaper revs up the powder room.
Bee drawings in the sunroom are mounted on wallpaper intended to represent the insects’ busyness.
A bold green bed stands in contrast to a bedroom’s sedate white walls.
A faux bois mirror in the powder room is the perfect partner to the Tropical Isle wallpaper from Schumacher.
A border of reclaimed wood along the base of the vent hood ties in with the kitchen’s new beams.
The chandelier came from the owners’ previous home.
A game table and upholstered chairs claim a quiet corner.
Cleaning revealed the deep green tones of the room’s original marble fireplace
Nailhead trim on the upholstered dining chairs and Conrad handwoven shades at the windows introduce an extra layer of subtle texture.
Mismatched chairs from Theodore Alexander surround a David Michael table in the dining room. “I don’t like cookie-cutter chairs,” Burke says. “I like to mix and match.
Zeytoonjian’s Bahamian roots are reflected in the Amos Ferguson paintings over the bar; elephant heads supporting the brass rail honor the home’s original owner, Republican governor Henry Roberts
The pale palette is broken only by an accent wall in green, a custom color chosen to reflect a bit of the outdoors.
The eye-catching triptych above the sofa is by Darien artist Andrea Bonfils.
The table in the eat-in kitchen juxtaposes a distressed antique wood column base with a sleek cast-iron top.
To tie the color palette together in the living room, Deb Nicoud designed a custom, hand-woven rug.
A custom bench is reflected in a mirrored dresser in the bedroom.
In a departure from the homeâs cooler tones, Ouellette designed this bedroom around a floral pattern she loves.
Ouelletteâs collection of art glass is housed in specially designed wall niches.
The homeownersâ dog, Chloe.
Other hues, such as the shell-pink accents, are also drawn from nature.
With an eye toward geometric shapes, Ouellette painted all of the artwork in the house.
Homeowner/designer Margo Ouellette chose a palette of blues and greens to represent the ocean and sky.
Dining room furniture features fabric from Loro Piana and William Yeoward.
Cheerful, bright colors furnish the downstairs family room.
The new family room, outfitted with contemporary pieces, anchors the addition to the historic home.
The straight lines of the upholstered master bed make a masculine counterpoint to the loveseat's feminine floral.
The dining room wears playful wallpaper, a Venetian glass mirror and a silver-finish gilt wood chandelier for a decidedly feminine look. Green fabric chairs by Jonathan Adler bring it all together.
An antique lamp in the corner inspired the living room’s green accent color.
Varying shades of green bedeck the curtains, chairs, coffee table and pillows, and the apple green of a small wall nook makes an abstract painting pop.
Pomeroy designed the L-shaped banquette in the wifeâs office, adding soft fringe along the bottom for a feminine, romantic touch.
Twin slipper chairs add a note of color in the living room.
Emerald-green grasscloth complements a painting reflected in a powder room mirror.
The expanded master suite includes linen-clad walls and a custom upholstered bed with a pop-up TV hidden in the footboard.
Lights above the kitchen island are kept slightly high so as to not impede the view.
The breakfast nook sounds a wake-up call with walls of tequila lime, a geometric-patterned rug and vivid toss pillows.
Salk painted the backs of the built-in shelves chartreuse to give them definition and make the books pop. The window seat is upholstered in fabric from Ballard Designs.
The dark cherry library was made more feminine with a jolt from green-lacquered walls and rich velvet accent chairs.
Waverly’s La Belle Campagne cotton toile transforms the guestroom, where a favorite portrait of an unknown woman hangs. "I just fell in love with her," says Bell.
The rear parlor offers echoes of its front-room neighbor, but conveys a more casual feel.
The chandelier from the owners’ previous home proved a perfect match for the Thomas Pheasant table from Baker. The custom chairs guarding the table’s ends wear a lush Cowtan & Tout fabric.
The living room flows seamlessly into the dining room, where the large light fixture and rich dark-blue chairs add a dose of drama.
Twin Lucille floor lamps by Oly bring an additional measure of symmetry to the open and airy living room. The lively Christopher Farr drapery fabric inspired the bold green wall color.