To complement the Colonial architecture of this historic home, built in 1911, the garden is organized in French parterre style. The design is intended to act as a visual link between the house and its natural surroundings.
This old colonial home had many smaller rooms that needed to be opened up and integrated to make the space more usable for a modern day family. Here, a hallway off the breakfast nook houses pantries and the refrigerator.
The family room area was transformed into a bold and bright gathering place. The red, white and blue palette is appropriate for the colonial architecture of the house, while the playful touches and interesting shapes are graphic, modern and playful.
East meets west in this eclectic entry hall, which features a nail head-studded door, shouldered arch and original crown molding. A star-shaped flush-mount light fixture echoes the star pattern on the door. An original phone niche houses a sculpture from the owner's extensive art collection. French Colonial-inspired architectural elements are set off by the contrast brought by white walls and ebonized hardwood floors.