Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Traditional Georgian with a Twist

This 1920s Greenwich, Connecticut Georgian may look traditional from the outside, but the inside is full of colorful fun and whimsy. The homeowners, a young couple with two small children, worked with architect Cormac Byrne to create an expansion while maintaing the home's historical integrity. Interior designer Eugenie Niven Goodman also looked to the past for inspiration, putting a fresh new spin on the home's traditional roots. Photography by Keith Scott Morton and Eric Richards for the March 2016 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens...

Lime trellis wallpaper from Quadrille and Designtex parsley-colored pleather cushions on the Jardin dining chairs from Bungalow 5 mimic the colors of the landscape. Care was taken during renovation to maximize the waterfront views.

Remains Lighting pendants light the kitchen island. A custom Rangecraft hood complements a La Cornue range. Custom cabinetry is by Parish Millwork. Statuary white marble countertops are from Alise Marble & Granite.

In a powder room, a West Elm mirror reflects the glow of the high gloss paint by Significant Homes.

The dining-room chairs, refreshed with Ralph Lauren velvet, surround a family heirloom table. The vintage Russian crystal chandelier is from Nicholas Antiques. Wallpaper is Osborne & Little.

In the great room, a sectional in neutral cotton linen balances a sofa covered in a Lee Jofa chevron pattern. Both are custom by HB Home. The dragon lamps are from Lillian August, and the seagrass carpet is Stark.

A silk and wool rug from Stark inspired the Benjamin Moore Hunter Green walls in a high gloss lacquer by Heidi Holzer in the library. The game table is from Scully & Scully, and the chairs wear Stanmore felt from Zimmer + Rohde.

Hand-painted palm trees enliven walls in the living room, with a pair of sofas in Quadrille velvet. The faux bamboo étagères are from Bungalow 5, and the corner chairs boast a Cowtan & Tout print.

Zelaya Interiors crafted the guest bedroom headboard upholstered in a bright linen cotton from Quadrille. The turquoise lamp is from One Kings Lane.

In lieu of decorator rounds as side tables in the master bedroom, skirted rectangles in Brunschwig & Fils silk were introduced. The antique French desk chair from Lillian August is upholstered with a Pierre Frey cotton. Window treatments are in a Cowtan & Tout fabric. Chandelier is Vaughan.

In the master bathroom, a classic Lefroy Brooks tub has a Herbeau Royale tub filler. The polished chrome wall lights are from Suffolk Lighting. The Lucite chair is from Design Within Reach, 

The hand-painted wall treatment in the powder room is by Flӧe Painting. The Parson bone inlay mirror is from West Elm, and the gilded iron sconces are from Suffolk Lighting.

Because the home’s expansion required additional stone, Matt and Whit Matthews of Significant Homes opted to mix the old stone with new locally sourced granite for a seamless finish. There’s no hint of mismatch anywhere. 

To read more about this fabulous home, please see the March 2016 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens


  1. Andrea,
    The homes overlooking the sound in CT are some of the loveliest I've seen and had the privilege of working in- including Bella Vista in Southport, a former home of Jackie Kennedy's mother, Janet. Truly an elegant, warm, and inviting classic house!

  2. The exterior stone and granite is as gorgeous as the interior of this elegant home!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. Oh the powder room is fabulous! I can't believe it's not wallpaper!


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