RUGS AND CARPETING
“JON SARKIN FISH” JSARKIN.COM, FISH CITY RUG COLLECTION
schylling and architect Jeffrey Allsopp
(facing page, top) confer on the deck, where
autumn foliage forms a canopy. Schylling and
Tallett (facing page, bottom) check fabrics in
Schylling’s home office. A carved bench (above)
provides a place to take in a view of the pond.
the fireplace were found on the property.
The kitchen’s eating area casts an
urbane, slightly industrial vibe with a patinated zinc table and sleek gray banquettes.
They artfully mingle with a French bergère
chair and faux bois planters.
In the atrium, panoramic pond views
are front and center. Like the other rooms,
it is a stylistic potpourri. There is a fretwork wooden table fashioned from a child’s
playpen found in China, a teal chinoiserie
garden stool, and English-style club chairs
covered in sea coral-patterned linen.
Upstairs, the master suite, which was
revamped in 2012 after a small fire, is serene
and elegant. Here, says Allsopp, Schylling
“brought the refinement — the tracery.”
As a student of design, Schylling
admires the work of Syrie Maugham,
famed in the 1920s for her all-white rooms;
Michael Taylor, who created the the 1970s
California Look that brought bold outdoor
elements inside; and Axel
Vervoordt, who a decade
ago popularized the Belgium
Style, which is highly edited
and rustic yet refined. All three have influenced her own designs, but like all good
pupils, she absorbs her teacher’s lessons
and then makes them her own.