American designer Lexi Tallisman averted items “you’d need to tip-toe round” whereas overhauling a New York house, which options an eclectic mixture of finishes and decor.
The house is located in Sleepy Hole, a Hudson River Valley city that is named the setting of Washington Irving’s famed story “The Legend of Sleepy Hole”.
The homeowners – a pair with three youngsters and a goldendoodle – sought to renovate a 1990s house to higher swimsuit their wants and style. To supervise the replace, they turned to designer Lexi Tallisman, who runs the Manhattan studio Greyscale Interiors.
Tallisman’s intention was to create a trendy and cozy setting that would deal with day by day utilization by a household.
“Nothing might be too valuable, nor would we ever intend to position items in a shopper’s house that you simply’d need to tip-toe round,” she mentioned in a press release. “Livability can and will coexist with lovely interiors.”
Previous to the renovation, the house had yellowish partitions and tilework, unappealing Venetian plaster, and over-the-counter millwork. Tallisman proposed an in depth makeover that was centred on a various color palette, a excessive degree of expertise, and a various mixture of classic and modern decor.
Moderately than counting on a single fashion, she took an eclectic strategy.
“By not staying confined to a selected period, motion or style, we had been in a position to create a cohesive narrative tying the rooms collectively utilizing complementary depth of colors, acute consideration to element and richness in textures and supplies,” the designer mentioned.
The venture unfolded in phases, because the household remained within the house in the course of the renovation. Within the first stage, the crew up to date the primary entryway. Within the rotunda, a brand new concrete ground is roofed with a spherical, ivory-hued rug and partitions are wrapped in a gold-green grasscloth.
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A focus of the room is a chandelier from Ochre made from bronze, glass and LEDs. The room additionally includes a modern grandfather clock from BDDW made from darkish oak and bronze.
This primary stage additionally concerned main updates to the lounge, a playroom and a powder room. In the lounge, the designer positioned a lightweight gray couch with metal legs, a leather-based chair and matching ottoman, and nesting tables made from metal and glass. A big, spherical pouf is wrapped in gray nubuck.
Throughout the second part, Tallisman and her crew renovated the eating room. The house is dressed with a marble-topped eating desk with a cast-bronze base and chairs wrapped in saddle leather-based. Stretching overhead is a branching chain chandelier with smoked glass shades by Lindsey Adelman.
Partitions are sheathed in a darkish blue wallpaper with a floral sample. Affixed to 1 wall are sconces from Equipment made from tarnished silver and horsehair.
Within the venture’s third part, Tallisman overhauled the main bedroom, together with its toilet, his-and-her closets and sunken den.
The sleeping space has pale pink partitions, gentle gray carpet and picket accents. Oak was used to manufacture the mattress body, headboard and nightstands – an built-in unit by Brooklyn designer Asher Israelow. The house additionally includes a lounge chair by Hans J Wegner and a walnut credenza by Mark Albrecht.
The cosy den is fitted with a tufted couch by Steven Gambrel, a built-in oak desk, and a classic swivel chair by Arne Jacobsen. Further items embrace a shelving unit by Amanuel, a classic chair reupholstered with creamy leather-based, and a aspect desk made from walnut, bronze and marble.
Illuminated by a bay window, the grasp toilet has a freestanding tub, oak cabinetry, concrete counter tops, and tile flooring. A round, material pendant by Ochre hangs from the ceiling.
Tallisman collaborated with the purchasers all through the venture and launched them to a variety of designers, shops and artisan workshops. Procuring excursions uncovered her purchasers to “an entire different universe of design”, she mentioned. The method resulted in an “intentional juxtaposition” of contrasting parts.
“The end result was a house woven collectively by cultivated, layered interiors that really feel a bit out of the field, but solely impressed, particular person and approachable,” she mentioned.
Different inside renovations within the Hudson Valley embrace Drake/Anderson’s overhaul of a minimalist house, which concerned using muted tones, earthy supplies and clear traces.
Pictures is by Joshua McHugh.
Furnishings: BDDW, Ochre, Steven Gambrel, Dering Corridor, Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen, Amanuel, Mark Albrecht, Holly Hunt, PP Møbler, Asher Israelow, Kieran Kinsella, Anthropologie, Wright Public sale, Aaron Poritz
Lighting: Equipment, Lindsey Adelman, Stone & Sawyer, Ochre, Schoolhouse Electrical, Zoffany, Gallery L7, Aero Studios, Blueprint Lighting
Materials/upholstery: Holland & Sherry, Arabel Materials, World Leather-based, Designers Guild, Osborne + Little
Rugs: BDDW, Marc Phillips, Brian Erden, Jean de Merry, Carpet Tradition
Wall coverings: Gracie, Sonia’s Place, Eskayel
Paint: Janovic, Benjamin Moore
Tile: Nemo Tile, Waterworks
Counter tops and backsplash: ABC Stone, Mosaic Home
: ER Butler, Waterworks, SA Baxter