For this house constructed in 1928, a complete renovation incorporated new contemporary elements without sacrificing any original charm or architectural detailing. The elegant floor plan includes a gracious living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and bright family room overlooking the garden. We devised an interior that would flow organically into outdoor spaces. The living room was inspired by a piece of artwork by Ariana Hoffman which informed the design themes echoed throughout the space.
After relocating from a smaller home on the West Coast to a larger lifestyle in the East, the family wanted a home that used the scale of the new space without losing warmth. We dedicated a floor to each of their favorite pastimes—with a wine cellar in the basement for the husband, the wife’s reading room and entertaining space on the first floor, and everything from an art studio to a gaming room for the teen on top.
Historic Greystone Cottage
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Greystone Cottage is a rare, early example of Victorian-era Shingle Style architecture by noted architect William Halsey Wood. The family wished to restore the parlor and music room to create a space for the family to come together around the concert piano and other musical instruments. We sourced parlor furnishings to blend antiques with custom-designed contemporary pieces.
An Eclectic Aesthetic
Having made the move from Europe to the United States, this family wanted a home that reflected their world experience and varied backgrounds. The outcome was a home that both highlighted their travels and took inspiration from favorite pieces. Everything chosen was deeply personal—and sourced to travel with them should they decide to move in the future.
This historic home, built in 1907, and located in the Roosevelt Estate area of Maplewood found a balance of honoring the old while breathing in new life. The project was a complete renovation from the foundation up, keeping the flow of the interior while updating functional aspects like the wiring and electrical. We brought out the best elements of the turn of the century construction while seamlessly integrating in modern comforts. The end result is perfect for both everyday living and plenty of entertaining.
A custom construction by S. DeMarzo & Sons, this house was built to cater to the family’s love for entertaining while standing up to the wear and tear of three teenage sons. We sourced functional, durable materials like commercial grade textiles and custom designed comfortable furniture to endure the rigors of everyday life. Everything was curated to retain beauty and elegance while staying strong and liveable.
A third child motivated the move to the client’s 5000 square foot colonial. A blue and white porcelain collection inspired the color palette. The project honored the client’s love of traditional decor—rooted in her European background and a love of antiques—yet also introduced some innovative transitional touches. Delicate family heirlooms are paired with durable, child-friendly furnishings to create the perfect balance between sophistication and comfort.
An Expanded Palette
Built in the 1930s, this home contained fixtures and hardware from a variety of different eras and remodels. We devised a plan to bring consistency to the design while respecting the history of the home. By integrating their favorite elements, furniture, and color palettes from their previous residence—our first project together—with new pieces to expand on their existing aesthetic, we made their new home feel uniquely their own.
A Rustic Retreat
This was the second home we designed with these clients and we knew it was important to honor their aesthetic by making sure everything had personal resonance and meaning. By showcasing the stone fireplace and as well as their extensive art collection we created a warm, inviting space perfect for every season.