For this newly built vacation house, located in Oyster Bay, New York, the interior designer Heide Hendricks (http://heidehendricks.com/) says that it is a place without a soul. These Manhattan clients’ had a great start with some photography collection and antiques, for one more neutral look the home’s palette is light. The home looks a little bit warmer with the layers of textiles, artwork, rich wood, pleasing patina and color. We cannot deny that the house has the feeling of a farmhouse with one well-travelled owners. Its appeal looks cozy in winter but in addition of that it has an airy beach vibe during the summertime.
For additional cozier look the homeowners decide to triple the height in the living room. Most of the times the proportions could eat up the furniture, but Hendricks lower the ceiling with painting it with darker color and as you can see with adding wonderful antique cooper lantern.
A great detail is placed in the living room which adds a punch of red – the large painting. Thanks to it we also could focus on the one-story ceiling height. A stylish bentwood 19th-century nook is formed via the thonet chairs and French tavern table.
To the intended environment were added already existing sofa and coffee table as they were well suited to it. One global touch is observed thanks to the Inky indigo hues and suzani fabric, which Hendricks adds on the pillows and wingback chair.
The wall by the stairs has a huge scale and Hendricks decide to establish a gallery of the photos that are created on the different family’s travels. The vintage frames add definitely a vibe to the collection.
The coziest corner of the house during the cold months is the upstairs hallway, which is transformed into a library. Schumacher green-apple velvet on the chairs and sheepskins are adding pleasant feeling on the second floor spot for relaxation.
The kitchen was completely recreated only the kitchen and cabinets already existed. The antiques were combined with the soft beachy green on the trim and cabinets. For the farmhouse vibe were added the bin pulls. Another unique detail is the patina added by the antique Belgian farm table and also the large light fixtures in vintage style.
The floors had one natural untreated look and beautiful layered textiles, because Hendricks decide to strip them down. She don’t forget the contemporary touches added by the kitchen chairs from BDDW(http://www.bddw.com/).
Let’s not forget the unique wingback chair that is in the kitchen corner. On its upholstery, we find an oil painting canvas located on its back and colored in soft green.
Hendricks fall in love into the dark color on trim and doors. In unison with the room’s size and for graphical touch, there is a grid of stylish vintage metal numbers. They are very important for the room’s design as without them the table will be lost in that big wall. The space could be used as a dining area or work area because of the clip-on task lamps.
We see a lot of layers of textiles in the dining room. The dazzling kilims were picked from the family itself from markets in Turkey. In addition to them are added for modern touch the classic Cherner dining chairs and for more textures the leather safari chair.
A contemporary interpretation of Shaker style is found in the master bedroom, which looks very beautiful in its simplicity. We cannot deny how stylish the reproduction bed stands up to the vaulted ceiling.
As the clients insist on the views to the ocean, Hendricks added additional middle window. In this room again we find an antique look of the blanket chest, which is cut down grain bin.
As the antique beds were already in the house, Hendricks only added one industrial vibe via the steel nightstands.
Again we find a design detail of sheepskin, but this time it is placed atop of Oriental rug, which feels great on the feet during the winter. For reading there are simple sconces and for more cozier feeling the ceiling is painted.