If you are like me, always flipping the pages of a Restoration Hardware catalog and dreaming about all of their beautiful furniture and home decor, then you will truly enjoy this traditional home with transitional interiors.
Designed by Chango & Co., many of these interiors seem like they came from the pages of a Restoration Hardware catalog. Full of character and personality, this stately home in the village of Old Westbury, New York, was transformed from a very formal traditional place into a eclectic and youthful home.
Get ready to feel inspired by these beautiful interiors!
Traditional Home with Transitional Interiors
View into library/den from grand entry foyer. The floors of this home were stained with a custom blend of walnut and dark oak stain to let the grain of the white oak shine through. The walls have all been paneled and painted a crisp white to set off the stark gray used on the upper part of the walls, above the paneling.
An oversized chandelier crown the foyer, with edison filament bulbs, to keep a formal room feeling more casual. A silk light grey rug was used in the library/study to mirror the one in the dining room, which looks directly onto the foyer as well.
Similar White Paint Color: Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005
Chandelier is the “Roark 30″ Modular Ring Chandelier by Ralph Lauren Home”.
A large black stained console was used with tall glass buffet lamps and an oversized sculptural mirror set above the wall paneling.
Console table is from Pottery Barn. The mirror is from “Noir” in LA, and lamps are “Pacifica” Buffet Lamp” from Horchow.
Black & Yellow
The walls of this formal dining room have all been paneled and painted a crisp white to set off the stark gray used on the upper part of the walls, above the paneling.
A silk light grey rug sits under a 12′ wide custom dining table. Reclaimed wood planks from Canada and an industrial steel base harden the soft lines of the room and provide a bit of whimsy.
Dining benches sit on one side of the table, and four leather and nail head studded chairs flank the other side. The table comfortably sits a party of 12.
Dining Room Paint Color
Benjamin Moore French Beret 1610
Detail of custom wall art and paneling in dining room.
Light Fixture & Fabric
Ceilings are coffered and a dramatic large pendant lamp is placed centered in the paneled ceiling.
Chandelier is the “Filament Chandelier” from Restoration Hardware.
More about this unique dining table: This is a one of a kind 12′ long table made from wide plank reclaimed timbers and the base is made from train track cart moving wheels. The table weighs about 2,000 pounds and was about $15,000 with installation.
Draperies Fabric: “Chenonceau in Charcoal” by “Schumacher”.
Detail of rivets in dining table and custom pillows.
Pillow fabric is the same as the draperies: “Chenonceau in Charcoal” by “Schumacher”.
How to Prepare Your Table for Dinners
Here, the designer, Susana Simonpietri, shares her tips on how to prepare a dining table for dinners: “I believe that the simpler a table setting, the better. Always stick to white plates and opt to not use place matts. I find that place matts divide a dining group. Instead opt for a large runner linking the dining party, or if your table is as beautiful as the one in the image above, then no runner is necessary. White plates, well pressed linen napkins, and lots of candles. When selecting candles use varying heights to keep the eye interested and NEVER use scented candles. If using flowers, try finding unusual objects to place them in. Here we used extremely large Ball jars which are used as pitchers, but when set at the ends of the table they work well for a huge bunch of white Annabelle hydrangeas. Also remember height when picking flowers. Large or tall vases will most likely need to be moved at dinner time to facilitate conversation, so make sure to provide many small sprinkles of color around the table.”
Upper walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Gray 2121-10.
Fabric on gray pillow (right) is the “Summer Palace Fret by Schumacher”.
Living Room Decor
This large living room setting sits above a custom grey/lavender silk and wool blend rug. Walls were paneled to a height and then a dark grey was carried above the paneling height. Pocket doors were put in to open the formal living room into the kitchen area, thus providing a sense of informality to this room. Symmetry was used to arrange flanking chairs and sofa. All upholstery goods were covered in linen over shades of creams and grays. Chartreuse and soft lavender were used as accent colors. A whitewashed sculptural console is placed behind the larger sofa in the space and invites to explore the room, past the entry foyer.
Detail of custom silk/wool rug and reclaimed wood coffee table.
These gorgeous stools are the “Arteriors Tennyson Natural Linen Stool”.
This space feels classic and modern at the same time. I love the paneled walls and the fabrics chosen for this room.
This white kitchen feels serene and timeless, with a feminine approach.
Walls were wallpapered with a soft pattern of lilac and white color, and the wallpaper was carried through to the adjacent family room.
Wallpaper is the “Schumacher Tracery Wisteria Wallpaper”.
This informal kitchen dining area sits four to six and is composed of wood and rattan Klismos chairs, paired with a rough zinc top table.
The wood and rattan Klismos chairs are from a company in LA called “Noir”, the dining table is from Restoration Hardware.
A touch of color.
Kitchen Lighting Ideas
Polished nickel was used as the prominent metal for all light fixtures in the kitchen area.
Pendant Lighting above island are by Ralph Lauren. Chandelier lighting above table is the “Devon Chandelier” from William-Sonoma Home.
The countertops are made of very well picked Calacatta marble. It is very light in veining and the veins are very broad.
This is the informal family room of the home. Slipcovers were used on the lighter colored items to keep everything washable and easy to maintain. Coffee tables were replaced with two oversized tufted ottomans in dark gray which sit on a custom made beige and cream zebra pattern rug. The lilac and white wallpaper was carried to this room from the adjacent kitchen. Dramatic linen window treatments were hung on oversized black wood rods, giving the room height and importance.
This rug was custom made for this project in particular. It was made by Sacco in NYC.
Sofa is a slipcovered sofa from RH.
Once again, the wallpaper is the “Schumacher Tracery Wisteria Wallpaper”.
Chair is the “Chelsea Wing Chair from William-Sonoma Home”.
The floor lamp may be purchased through Circa Lighting.
Pillow Fabric: “Rosegate Embroidered Print Pumice by F. Schumacher”.
The ottomans are from Horchow.com. They came in two color options, these are the pewter grey.
Neutral Color Palette
Closeup of pattern mix in this family room.
Linen fabric on curtains and first pillow is a Lee Jofa fabric called “Dinisen Linen” and runs about $236.00 a yard to the trade.
A charcoal and cream wallpaper was used to brighten up the walls above the paneling in this powder room. Venetian mirror placed over a larger mirror provides a lovely effect.
Wallpaper is the “Imperial Trellis in Parchment / Midnight” by F. Schumacher”.
A custom made hand hammered silver head board sits proud above the bed in this master bedroom. Two different rough wood dressers are used as nightstands and above them sit these vintage mercury glass lamps (Italy, 1950’s).
A daybed sits in front of the king size bed, providing another layer of softness in this room.
Beautiful vintage lamps.
An oversized custom wool and silk blend rug sets a muted backdrop so lavenders and grays can come through the linen fabric used for the window treatments and bedding. Sferra bedding is used as the basic white, and custom made pillows tie the room together. White and silver cowhides cover portions of the large rug.
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Athena 858
This headboard is a piece of art!
This is custom-made silver headboard measure 84″ wide and it was hand hammered.
Detail of reading corner. Zebra upholstered back and linen inside of this modern wingback chair. Custom pillow and polished nickel reading lamp.
Chair is the “Massoud Chocolate Zebra” Wing Chair from Horchow.
Detail of mirror cluster in the master bedroom hallway.
A custom white and light gray linen chair was used here along with venetian mirrors which were glued over a larger mirror to provide a continuity of reflective effect.
The sconces come from Circa Lighting.
Wallpaper is from Romo.
Fabric on the chair is silk velvet in light gray.
This masculine den/library contains linen roman shades for privacy. A 12′ wide vintage American schoolhouse table from the 1920’s is used as the desk in this room. It is paired with a black leather Eames chair. The room sits atop a light gray silk rug. Dark gray paneled walls. Clusters of riveted metal lamps are used in the place of desk lamps.
Lamps are from Arteriors.
A leather and nailheaded sofa is used and paired with ray upholstered coffee tables. The sofa is flanked by two swing arm sconces and rough iron and reclaimed wood libraries.
Sconces are from Restoration Hardware.
Walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Amherst Gray HC-167.
I really like the cohesive flow of this place. Every room has something interesting to look at.
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It’s very quiet around here… the kids are at school and my 2 y/o is building some puzzles by my side. This silence will be gone as soon the kids come back from school!
Talking about that, their school is almost ending and I still don’t have many plans for summer. We’ll take a break from activities and let them enjoy this break without too much to do. That can be good or bad… LOL I know they need to relax, but they can get bored very fast… I will be busy trying to come up with fun things to do around the house and town, and we’ll definitely spend plenty of time on the beach. It’s fun and it’s free… can’t go wrong with that, right?
Enjoy your day, my friends. I will back tomorrow with a new “Interior Design Ideas”!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
Sources: Interior architecture, interior design, art curation, decorating and custom furniture design by Chango & Co. Construction by Miller-Ostler. Photography by Jacob Snavely.