green design

Living Room

Living Room

The detailed trim work and built-ins throughout the room are all new, customized to match existing Federal wood patterns in the home, and comprised of FSC woods and with no toxic glues.  The rugs are hand made wool from Tibet, the floors are new FSC beech wood, the couches are custom and entirely organic, the white upholstered chairs are sustainable from Lee, and the French chairs are antique and re-upholstered with natural linen and a cotton jute batting.  The coffee table was handmade of walnut by the owner's brother.  All the fabrics in the room are natural and organic and

Kitchen

Kitchen

Though the architect insisted that the existing kitchen be bumped out for a better lake view, and alternatively suggested putting it in the historic living room for an open kitchen, family space, we reminded him that we would not be disturbing the historic footprint of the Federal home and that our "family" consisted of the two of us and a dog.  Therefore, though he thought the space entirely too small for a kitchen, we used it as such, as it had been for many years, and it is the perfect size for two people who do a great deal of cooking and entertaining.  My eight year old nephe

Dining Room in Evening

Dining Room in Evening

Though this table seats ten, it remains inviting because of the narrow width of the table that was custom made for the room restrictions but also so that guests, while seated, could feel more connected.  The rustic theme carries through to the candle and napkin holders, chargers and serving ware.  Guests, even while eating in the evening without the dramatic daytime views, are consistently reminded of that they are in bear country.

Dining Room

Dining Room

This dining room features local paintings,  materials and locally hand crafted furniture.  The chandelier is also locally made by naturally shed and collected deer antlers.  The room was modified from a previous kitchen and looks onto an addition with a new kitchen and great room.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Here is an Adirondack style master bedroom at an Adirondack camp.  The room's unique architectural elements with locally made furniture, lamps and work of art  create drama with warmth and highlight local materials with regional, historic craft traditions and design aesthetics in the Adirondack rustic vernacular.

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

This was our little oasis in Manhattan.  The bed is from Avery Boardman, the fan from Fanimation, the lamp base is from reclaimed wood and the carpet is a natural wool with jute backing. A contrast of textures and a neutral color palate juxtaposed against an unexpected antique hand-carved table from the Ivory Coast adds to this room's appeal.

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