Residential Multi-Space Interior Design – Sea Girt, NJ

Project Scope

The owners of this beautiful home in Sea Girt, New Jersey, approached me with the project to decorate their home that was undergoing a major renovation. Their goal was to acquire 18th century English furniture reproductions that would adapt to the new space.

They chose to use wallpaper throughout the entire house, shown in these beautiful pictures of their new home.

In the Foyer a beige marble tile was installed, the walls were finished with wainscoting and painted in Benjamin and Moore Historic color: Putman Ivory. The wainscoting was installed through out the house and painted in the same color.

Above the chair rail a subtle damask wallpaper from Lee Jofa-Mulberry, in tones of beige was used in the foyer, staircase and through the second floor hallway. In addition a coordinating runner in the two-story staircase and second floor hall was installed (Major Mills to the Trade).

To the left of the foyer is the magnificent and spacious Living Room. Chinoiserie toile – red wallpaper from Colefax & Fowler serves as a background pattern to set the mood for the elegant Kindel sofa upholstered in a tone on tone damask, from Lee Jofa-Mulberry.

The sofa was paired with two Queen Anne 18th century reproductions from South Wood furniture upholstered in a Lee Jofa Crewel fabric, with soft velvet fabric on the armrest, from Kravet Fabrics. The seating lay out was completed with a comfortable lounge chair from Baker furniture cover with a small print fabric from Kravet Fabrics; the cocktail table is from La Barge. A black printed area rug adds softness to the wood floor and defines the seating area of the Living Room.

The window treatment consists of top valances made in silk embroidered fabric from Pindler & Pindler accented with a satin beaded silk decorative trim from Kravet, mounted in decorative hardware from Paris Texas to the trade. The bay window is finished off with sheer Austrian shades.

The bay window also hosts a window seat upholstered in taffeta plaid fabric from Lee Jofa and one of a kind custom-made toss pillows (Kravet-Mulberry fabrics and trims).

On the other side of the foyer is the Wine Room, an intimate, cozy room with leather furniture, a storage cocktail table from Henkel Harris, and an ottoman which created an inviting seating area, where wine tastings take place. The window treatments in this room reflect the feeling the clients have when visiting Napa Valley, one of their favorite travel destinations.

The Dining Room wall paper, from Colefax & Fowler in green damask above the wainscoting painted in Putman Ivory from Benjamin & Moore used thru out the first floor, as mentioned before gives the Dining Room a beautiful look with the complementary silk window treatments, with a top arched shape design. Fabrics from Kravet to the trade. Contrasting decorative trim, and tassels from Award Fabrics finish the magnificent window treatment design. A black background area rug finishes off the room and gives texture to the wood floors.

Next to the Dining Room is the Family Room. This room is one of my favorites: with its soft tones of the floral wallpaper from GP Baker, the area rug and runner in tones of beige, blue and yellow add softness to the wood floor installed in most of the areas of the house.

A sectional sofa, upholstered in a coordinating blue fabric, gives enough seating for this room to watch TV or for entertaining. The storage cocktail table from Stickley Furniture, works perfectly with the custom made wall unit. The fabrics from Kravet,and decorative accent pillows finish up the look. The pair of French doors that connect to the outside of the house, have custom-made Roman Shades made of fabric and finish with decorative banding using a contrasting fabric, adding privacy and softness to the room.

The second floor walls were treated with the same wainscoting painted in Putman Ivory from Benjamin & Moore and the same wallpaper used in the first floor foyer, from Lee Jofa-Mulberry.

The Master Bedroom: Wall to wall carpet from Major Mills to the Trade was instaled. Wall paper from Morris & Co and tone-on-tone damask fabric from the same manufacturer in the arched cornices and side panels finished with a wide decorative tape from Kravet Fabrics, adds interest to the room. Furniture from Stickley Furniture was selected for the Master Bedroom.

The Master Bathroom was finished with complementary wallpaper to the Master Bedroom and a swag valance and simple sheers finish the window treatment.

The Guest Bedroom walls were treated with Schumacher document wallpaper with a off white background, welcoming guests to this traditional and tranquil space. The window treatments consist of silk panels that pull to the side and finish with a short scarf. The unlined Austrian shades add softness and privacy to the room and the area rug in olive and bordered with an off white pattern compliment and add texture to the wooden floors.

The third floor houses the Home Office and the Home Theater. The walls were painted in a decorative technique to match the wallpaper used in the home theater next door. The traditional office with furniture from Henkel Harris and custom-made wall cabinets, give a distinctive look to this space. Next to the office is the Home Theater. The homeowners did not want it to look like a traditional theater. Instead, they wanted to have a nice seating area where they could entertain and enjoy movies and events in an area with a more “homey” feel. I selected a sectional from Stickley furniture in more transitional lines, upholstered in a silver and blue fabric from Lee Jofa Ground Works collection to contrast with the blue wallpaper from Ralph Lauren. Custom wall sconces, a marble top cocktail table and an ottoman were added to finish the lay out for a comfortable, and stylish home theater. The area rug from Major Mills to the Trade, in its beautiful star pattern adds texture and helps to contain the sound in the already double sheet rock walls of the Home Theater.

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