Study, Mudroom, and Mudroom Powder Room
Photography by Phillip Ennis
The theme of nature runs through the Décor of the study, whose decorative motifs reflect the home’s wooded surroundings. “I pictured that the person who uses the study might be a traveler,” says Croton-based designer Lisa McTernan of Lifestyles and Interiors by Lisa. She therefore chose pieces such as tortoise shells, Chinese calligraphy brushes, and goddess heads to adorn the shelves and botanical prints to grace the walls. The room’s color palette—warm browns, ivories, and muted chartreuses—draws inspiration from the Audubon painting that hangs over the black alder wood desk. Textured weaves are gently tossed between the love seat, floor lamp, blinds, and desk chair.
FROM LIFESTYLES AND INTERIORS BY LISA: Leather upholstered estate chair with brass nails; Alder desk in distressed ebony with plank top; Sculptor’s pedestal; English-style serving cart in warm brown finish; Cowhide ottoman; 1930s botanical prints; Accessories such as zebra-striped throw; Lime-green, ostrich-feather throw pillow; and bookcase decorations; Italian hand-blown light fixture by CX Design; Custom fern-pattern window treatments by Penny Howel; Sand Piper painting courtesy of Oly; Textured straw weave and white linen loveseat by Oly; Carpet by Stark Carpet.
Combining function and style, the extended mudroom serves as the optimal informal entrance to the house. A hand-painted slogan crowns long storage cubbies perfect for stowing outerwear, shoes, and sports gear, while an elegantly decorated console table adorns the passageway that leads guests to both the study and kitchen.
FROM HI-LIGHT DECORATING: Bell jar lanterns by JVI Designs FROM LIFESTYLES AND INTERIORS BY LISA: Wooden umbrella stand; Woven baskets; Hand-painted slogan by Doreen O’Connor; Portuguese bobbin console; contorted wood frame mirror; fern urns. FROM PORCELANOSA: Nepal natural slate floor
The mudroom powder room exudes a serene, spa-like feeling while picking up the Asian decorative influences found in the kitchen. “We wanted to incorporate other elements found in this area of the house,” says Bedford-based architect and designer Carol Kurth. The burnt orange in the beautiful slate floor inspires the accent color featured in other accessories.
FROM CAROL KURTH COLLECTION/ OOCK SUSTAINABLE DESIGN BOUTIQUE: Decorative hanging screen; Hand lotions; Copperized clay vessel; Accessories from the Pandan collection FROM CENTRAL PLUMBING SPECIALTIES: Plumbing fixtures by Neptune and American Standard FROM FRAMINGS: Mirror in custom floating frame; Authentic framed photograph by Barbara Morgan FROM PORCELANOSA: Nepal natural slate floor