The living room’s bright pink and rich orange details draw from the
powder room and relate to the textile and multimedia works by Sharon
Grosse, a London artist and friend of Judi’s. Millwork helps retain the
home’s period grandeur, while graphite-hued upholstered couches and
custom valances soften the space. Swapping out a wood-burning fireplace for gas and changing the surround from brick to Pietra del Car-dosa honed limestone updated the living room’s personality without
detracting from its genteel character. The result is a room that’s formal enough to be used when company comes over but also comfortable enough for family game night.
In the dining room, hues shift to pick up the rust, lime, and aqua
from the powder-room palette as well as a favored painting from the
family’s collection that hangs on the wall. Fabric details on the dining chairs, pillow trims, and window seat transform the palette subtly,
keeping the tone sophisticated and grounded.
The back of the house opens into a long, L-shaped kitchen and
great room, where the family does most of its everyday living. “This is
the reason we bought the house,” says Judi of the expansive space. She
acknowledges that the family wondered if a 4,200-square-foot abode
would be overkill after living in tighter urban spaces. “For a long time,
we felt like this house would be too big for us,” she says.
“This room is always in motion,” says Sayeed, who made sure
that the relaxed seating could be easily moved around to meet the
soft colors and furnishings lend a sense of repose to the master bedroom
(above). In the master bathroom (facing page, top), Sayeed installed a
60-inch-long soaking tub and used glass tiles by Waterworks as wainscoting to
achieve a spa-like effect. The designer found the antique lighting pendant in
India. A glass-encased steam shower and floating vanity (facing page,
bottom) deliver high-impact design without taking up too much visual space
in the 150-square-foot room.