Monday, June 13, 2016

Blue and White in Connecticut, by Lee Ann Thornton

The interiors of this waterfront home in Greenwich, Connecticut were designed by Lee Ann Thornton, and it has always been a favorite. It was featured in the September 2014 issue of House Beautiful, and I recently found additional images from Douglas VanderHorn Architects too fabulous not to share. The prevailing theme of this elegant home is blue and white, which allowed Lee Ann to create a look that is classic and timeless. Lee Ann also recently launched her own home collection, and you can see glimpses of her creations throughout. Let's revisit the House Beautiful feature and explore more of this beautiful home, thanks to Douglas VanderHorn...

The butler's pantry connects the dining room to the kitchen and is lacquered in a custom blue. The Charles Edwards pendant lights have shades made of Solimena by Fortuny. 

The misty blue background of the custom Gracie wallpaper in the dining room sets off the sparkle of mirrored panels. A Charles Edwards Hanging Round Frieze chandelier illuminates above a Regency table by Rose Tarlow Melrose House. John Rosselli klismos chairs were covered in Garret Leather with backs in Fortuny's Cimarosa. The curtains are Tapa by Fortuny, trimmed with a Samuel & Sons border. 

Lee Ann used Benjamin Moore's White Dove and splashes of yellow to heighten this room's happy mood. The ottoman, long pillow, and chairs at the window are upholstered in Robert Kime's Susani, and the custom sofa and armchair are in C&C Milano's Bolgheri. The chandelier is Angelo by Paul Ferrante. 

Classical architectural details in the entry set the tone for the rest of the house. 

Cherrywood walls in the library are accented with a custom blue paint. The sofa, designed by Lee Ann, is upholstered in a Cowtan & Tout linen velvet. The BeeLine Home ottoman is covered in Barclay Butera's Hair on Hide.  

In the family room, Lee Ann used Quadrille's Persepolis to make the room feel more hip and fun. The ottoman is available customized through the Lee Ann Thornton Home Collection

The island is painted in Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe, creating a pop of color in the otherwise all-white kitchen. 

Paul Ferrante's Bagu├Ęs-style sconce is a glittery counterpart to the Weathered Walls paper by Maya Romanoff, which resembles bark. 

Venetian plaster walls in the master bedroom are in a custom aqua. The bed linens are by John Robshaw. 

A daughter's bedroom exudes feminine glamour with pops of vivid fuschia. The bed is upholstered in Raoul Textiles' Chunari, which plays off the silver-threaded grass cloth, Glam Grass, by Phillip Jeffries. The stools are by Jonathan Adler. 

A cozy reading nook and work area are nestled into niches. 

Designed by architect Douglas VanderHorn, the house is built of Connecticut fieldstone and cedar shingles. 

Isn't this home perfection? To see more, please visit House BeautifulDouglas VanderHorn, and Lee Ann Thornton If you loved the tour, you will love the new Home Collection by Lee Ann Thornton! This monogrammed sofa is calling my name...


  1. Wow so much to love here, it is a classic look that will stand the test of time. Beautiful!

  2. It's all very crisp and cool. I approve.

  3. Fabulous post! Keep it up, Jamie Herzlinger


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