Sunday, August 19, 2012

Eclectic Style

Living in Hong Kong for several years, Mariterese loves Asian furniture.
 Mixing it with French antiques, creates a
very global feeling in the living room.
We recently painted all the trim black and the walls a soft turquiose, leaving the exposed brick its natural color.

A newly built china cabinet is just off the dining space, creating tons of storage for this 1890's brownstone.

Intimate dining space in the kitchen is created by installing  a series of aged mirror door panels on the wall.

The white and stainless kitchen is always being used as Mariterese is a great cook!

When re-modeling this kitchen, we kept an open shelf concept to show off her beautiful collection of vintage crystal and china ( which she really uses everyday!)

A cozy den on the 2nd floor is filled with a slip covered sectional from Best Slipcover - great comfort for watching TV.

A narrow entrance off the front door is brightened with this fabulous Asian inspired wallpaper.

A cozy master retreat  with a custom tufted headboard and Bella Notte linens.  Modern art on the walls and the mirrored nightstands add contemporary elements to the room

A grand bath with an old farm table re-purposed as the double sink vanity.  A slipper tub and huge walk in shower complete the spacious master bath.

Love the pewter sink and zinc counter tops! 

 Old window with shutters from abroad create the headboard in this tiny bedroom. We replaced the glass with mirrors to give the room a larger feeling of space. 

Sometimes you meet a person who is so excited about life that its infectious. Cute, funny and always laughing,  Mariterese loves many styles of decor - Tuscan, French, Asian, Shabby Chic, Cowboy  and Glam to name a few- she just buys what she likes.  The first time I met her, she purchased a cowhide lounge chair from the store and that was the beginning of a great partnership and friendship.  Combining all her chosen  styles is somewhat a tough design challenge, but in the case of this home, it really works.   This 110 year old home  is filled with Mariterese style- an exuberant mix of everything she loves including her adorable husband, Pat. In the eight years that she has been  living in this home, I have been lucky to be involved with its evolution of style with the biggest projects being the kitchen and bath remodels.  This grand old brownstone has been  updated with storage, closets and the latest in appliances.  Charming and eclectic,   it's now ready for its next 100 years!
(For more of her  wonderful exuberant style , don't miss the previous blog!)


christine said...

I love, love the kitchen and guest room and bathroom...I love every single room! It is full of personality and character. Her collections are gorgeous. It is so inviting and warm. I think I could live in just the kitchen alone.

Katha said...

Mariterese's home is truly amazing and inspirational! I enjoyed every second of my visit to this oasis of beauty in the city. Thank you so very much.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Thoroughly enjoyed myself!!! I am in love with that kitchen...stunning! Thanks for sharing the fabulous images!!! Lisa

Emily said...

That kitchen is absolutely fantastic!! Great job...and she is a great collector!

calmom3 said...

What great style. I am a fan!

calmom3 said...

What great style. I am a fan!