in the master
romantic silk drapes
and aubergine walls
make for a moody
tableau. A bedroom-turned-master bath
(bottom) is a serene
oasis that features
wood cabinetry and
floor-to-ceiling tile in
soothing earth tones.
would never know that a baby girl also inhabits the
home. But that, of course, is the very point.
Likewise for Reider’s subtle fusion of modernity
with Victorian architecture. “I describe my personal
style as soft modern, because there are so many classical inspirations that you can apply to a more modern
piece,” she says. Examples include the living room ottoman, which has a cabriole leg and brass
nailheads but is upholstered in textured
aubergine snakeskin leather, and the dining room chairs, which have a Louis XIV
silhouette but straight legs, dark finish,
and white leather upholstery. “Overall it’s about creating tailored, classical, timeless spaces that have a clean
look but are still inviting and fun,” says Reider.
The result of Reider’s efforts is a home that feels
larger than its size and more indulgent than the budget might imply. During the renovation, Reider took
great comfort in uncovering some of the house’s hidden
treasures, such as hand-cut nails and original stained-glass windows.
“You could tell that building this house had really
been a labor of love and that someone had put a lot
of time into it,” she says. One hundred years later, the
same holds true for this lucky little house.