When my good friends, Colin Faulkner and Jane Francisco, asked for some help with a few finishing touches on their stunning home, needless to say I couldn’t say yes fast enough. Their historical home just outside of NYC is beyond stunning and they did a phenomenal job on the renovation and interior design. You can see the feature that House Beautiful did on their place at housebeautiful.com, (Colin is an incredible photographer). In the meantime, here are a few of the highlight I spotted when I went down to help out.
The front entry is a generous and welcoming space that features a striking fireplace clad in glazed subway tiles. But it’s the chevron floors and the grand original staircase that steals the show. I suggested the the Roger Oates, rogeroates.com, runner which perfectly complements the staircase’s detailed woodwork.
Here’s the view on the way down while Alex, their sweet rescue pup perfectly complements the house’s black and white palette. He often sleeps in his bed at the bottom of the stairs.
Colin is a phenomenal cook so their kitchen is both hard working and stunning. A kitchen to dream about. I love the open concept space that includes a dining area with an oval Saarinen Tulip table with Panton chairs and a cosy living space. But it’s the amazing craftsmanship on the classic dark grey Shaker style cabinetry that captured my attention the most. It pairs beautifully with that industrial style interior window behind the Miele stove. Such a great mix of styles
There are several living rooms on the ground floor of the house, including this one off the kitchen. The light on this morning was magical. I suggested finishing the ground floor powder room with Thibaut’s dark blue grasscloth. It instantly made the room feel cosy and welcoming without detracting from the clean, modern lines.
Colin’s office and photo studio can be found at the top of the stairs on the third floor. It is a space made for creative thinking and Colin has filled it with his wonderful collection of vintage finds.
Definitely check out the rest of the house at housebeautiful.com. There are so many stunning rooms. And, of course, I had to end this post with a couple of pics of Jane and Colin’s lovely animals. Love a house where the pets feel right at home.