Meet the finalists and winners of the Westchester Home Design Awards
This nursery in New Rochelle’s home is designed for twin girls, with a cheerful, whimsical and sophisticated design. Choose the color palette to reflect the happy atmosphere. The ceiling is painted in bright modern pink, adding a dramatic atmosphere to the space, complementing the colors of the custom curtains and accessories throughout the room, and forming an elegant contrast with the dark wood crib. The refreshing white makes the color really popular.
This Victorian British Tudor dynasty in Pleasantville was originally built in 1874 and has undergone extensive renovations, including this kitchen. The muted tones of the cabinets, chairs and accessories are different from the colors usually used in the kitchen: white, gray and other neutral colors. Three different soothing colors were chosen for this eclectic look. Choose darker rustic woods to create balance on a multi-toned, serene palette, and use copper finishes throughout the process instead of standard chrome or nickel. var rnd = window.rnd || Math.floor(Math.random()*10e6); var pid514290 = window.pid514290 || 恩; var plc514290 = window.plc514290 || 0; var abkw = window.abkw || ' '; var absrc ='https://ads.empowerlocal.co/adserve/;ID=181918;size=0x0;setID=514290;type=js;sw='+screen.width+';sh='+screen. height+' ;spr='+window.devicePixelRatio+';kw='+abkw+';pid='+pid514290+';place='+(plc514290++)+';rnd='+rnd+';click=CLICK_MACRO_PLACEHOLDER'; var _absrc = absrc.split("type=js"); absrc = _absrc +'type=js;referrer=' + encodeURIComponent(document.location.href) + _absrc; document.write(''+' ipt>');
Inspiration: Create a fun atmosphere in the kitchen (the center of the home) while keeping it soothing, evoke a "holiday" atmosphere by using "beautiful" tones.
How does the client's vision affect the project? My client is the mother of two teenage boys who like to eat. She also often entertains. We knocked out the back of the house, enlarged the kitchen, added a mud room, and a covered porch with a large porch swing bed. It is now a destination for everyone to come to relax.
My client is very involved in the entire design process. We sorted out the antique exhibitions from Texas to Massachusetts, and integrated the design by purchasing the discovered objects, creating a whimsical idea while keeping the design "green". The lighting equipment on the island is a recycled peanut picker. This is a win-win situation.
Contributors: All*Star Woodworking, Peter Cuneo; McCormack Contracting, Mike McCormack; James Coleman Architecture Studio, James Coleman; Raven Kitzley
The goal of this project by Larchmont is to bring the master bathroom of the mid-century into this century. This involves a bold choice of colors and patterns: choose deep emerald tiles with a graphic hexagonal pattern as the feature wall of the bathtub. Matte black fixtures and white bathtubs, countertops and stonework are offset by hand-made green terracotta tiles.
In this waterside residence in Larchmont, trends in natural and sustainable materials are used. Neutral tones, together with jute rugs, rattan lamps and oak tables, create a natural backdrop for the bright dining space.
In Lachmont, this Tudor kitchen has stylish mixed metal details, open shelves, reclaimed rustic beams, warm paint tones and smooth countertops. The synergistic combination of these elements makes this charming space an ideal representative of the theme of "return to nature".
How does the client's vision affect the project? This client is an architect who moved to Lachmont from California. She wanted to transform a dark Tudor dynasty, including an open, fully functional kitchen. We blended in mixed metals, and at the same time brought natural colors and textures. We used walnut countertops, iron hardware, and wooden beams recycled from our own mill.
Organic and tropical themes, colors and textures are popular trends in this Pelham Manor restaurant. Banana leaf wallpaper shows green plants and brings nature. The green organic pattern is also displayed, reminiscent of the spray of leaves, as shown in the lacquered console. Plants and flower displays, tan rope table lamps, African hemp table flags, raffia baskets filled with picnic supplies, and robin nests found add color to the tropical theme. The organic tones and textures are mixed with the blue and green in the natural environment.
Before the homeowner decided to put the home gym on the same floor as the master bedroom of the Pelham House, this colorful 10' × 12' space was used as a storage room. In order to contrast with the tranquil tones displayed in the rest of the house, a vibrant green with winding racing stripes was chosen to evoke and encourage movement. In order to maximize the use of space, it includes an upright free weight frame, a compact treadmill, cable weight system and acrylic floating frame. The small home exercise space includes fitness facilities such as Wi-Fi speakers and towels, just like you might find in a luxury hotel gym.
Originally an unused and somewhat awkward space outside the master bedroom, it has now been transformed into a reading corner with a sunny view in the courtyard. The window seats are designed with adjacent bookcases and soft furniture to create a comfortable seating area. The woodwork is designed to complement the existing building of the family. When the seat cover is opened, bedding and blankets can be stored.
This custom reading corner was originally considered a dead space, hidden on one side of the living room, providing additional seating. The cushions are decorated with high-performance fabrics and plush pillows. Roman tones allow privacy but allow light. The rich texture creates an alluring space in this Bronxville home.
Inspiration: This space belongs to a young family with two children under 5 years old. This is their "everything" room: a place to relax and entertain. This particular space is dead, so the architect took full advantage of it and created a custom sofa bed with built-in shelves. Our client wanted a Moroccan atmosphere, so we tried to incorporate it into everything-we added wallpaper to the back of the bookshelf, and the paper had a subtle Moroccan theme, as did all the textiles and accessories. In general, this is a comfortable place and adds a lot of extra seating and living space.
In order to create a hangout space for the children of this Rye family, a young children's playroom was transformed into an environment suitable for adults, where adults can also play. A bar was created (currently mainly used as a candy bar/movie snack area) because it can be transformed into a real bar in the future. A built-in eating corner can also be used as a study area or poker game area for adults. The wrap-around sofa can be used as a comfortable seat for watching movies. A fully customized gaming cabin with four reclining seats, multiple gaming systems, see-through "skylights", popcorn and drink holders, and unique LED lighting.
This children's room in Armonk is a fully functional play space. In addition to promoting basketball and overall learning, it also aims to express creativity and encourage arts and crafts. The room has plenty of natural sunlight to inspire the soul of the villain, and there is storage space on the wall to keep it tidy. Design elements include buffalo lattice floor tiles and orange rubber pendants.
This bedroom in New Rochelle was influenced by the design concept of a first-year boy. When the stars are placed above the bed, the designer does not want the room to have a strong theme. The idea of this room is that it can grow up with the little boy. With built-in plug-ins and ample storage space, the originally awkwardly shaped room becomes stylish and practical. Due to the small closet space, the captain’s bed was made with two pull-out drawers: one for casters and the other for storage. Because it is higher than a normal bed, a ladder was built on the wall to climb to the side. All the hardware is made by the designer; she polishes the copper fittings, cuts them, and then assembles them together. Created a fixture to match.
Challenge: This room has its problems: very little storage space and a strange corner, the windows are set so high that children cannot see outside. Obviously, the only way to make this room work is to customize each element. A built-in one is used to store clothes, books, and is used as a table. The corner becomes a bed, casters, storage combination, and there are bookshelves and night lights under the windows. The entire interior is painted dark blue, while the interior of the shelf is blue-green.
This 125 square foot multifunctional space in Chappaqua is used as a side door, mud room, laundry room and walk-in storage room. The mud room is equipped with cloakroom, shoe cabinet and bench, as well as hooks for hats, bags and coats. The opposite wall displays laundry equipment and sinks. The front-mounted washer and dryer can be placed on the folding counter. The walk-in food storage room includes a second refrigerator and a dry food storage room. The library ladder with handrails ensures that the homeowner can easily access and safely use the upper storage space.
This outdoor shed in Carmel is designed with natural finishes from the Albero collection of California Closets to replicate the natural characteristics of the wood grain. As a work area for creating art, this quaint backyard resort has ample storage space for organization and can accommodate various art supplies. Shallow drawers for storing paper, pull-out shelves for storing utensils, and shallow frame shelves for easy-to-reach paint tubes allow for open and closed storage and customizable spaces.
Inspiration: The client is looking for a private space away from home, where she can create and be in nature. This is her weekend resort in New York. I have an artistic background, so I know how artists move in their space and need to play a role.
Project description: The studio space complements the client's art, which is the intention of this functional workspace. Every inch of space is well thought out.
This restaurant in Scarsdale is designed as a modern space full of charm. Layered textures and an eye-catching palette of black, white, gray, and gold create an eye-catching room that feels inviting but not too traditional.
Inspiration: The client wanted us to use black, white and gold, so we incorporated these colors into the design, and at the same time created a warm space suitable for close family dinners and more formal dinners.
How does the client's vision affect the project? The client is a family of four, and the husband grew up in a more traditional family. The family wanted something more modern, a younger, fresher feel and charming edges.
Project description: The project is a specification house, so it is very versatile. Our job is to create the ultimate bespoke interior and bring the customer's aesthetics to life.
For this Scarsdale restaurant, neutral colors and exquisite custom furniture are the focus. Thanks to high-performance fabrics and carefully selected sculptural dining tables, the elegant entertainment space is actually very suitable for families and durable.
In this newly built Rye building, the restaurant combines modern elegance with classic traditional style. The shiny polished wood surface on the dining table provides a platform for modern or antique porcelain to be used with dining chairs. The upholstery is made of a combination of magenta velvet and casual tweed. The modern chandelier adds a refreshing effect to the dining table. The walls are warm, neutral colors that complement the popular colors, and the windows are treated with corrugated folds.
Before the renovation, the entrance hall of this Georgian house built in the early 2000s had a traditional circular staircase with an oval ceiling tray. The renovation of the entrance hall includes the redesign of the staircase, which involves the reorganization of the circulation axis. A new direct stairwell, new skylight lighting trays and exquisite details create the current bright and airy entrance.
Contributors: ABC Construction; studioMRD, Mika Raja-Dell'Anno; Erica Crisses Design Company, Erica Crisses; Union Adorn, Lauren Cullen
In this Rye entrance passage, the combination of linear patterned straw wallpaper, clean-line custom furniture and lacquered details blend together to create a clean aesthetic that adds character and color to this newly built residence.
Inspiration: This is a typical client, where one spouse wants one thing and the other wants something completely different. She likes color and whimsy; he likes modernity and seriousness. Our approach is to blend these two preferences and draw inspiration from the various photos that inspired the couple. Some are heavy in patterns and colors; others are gray and elegant. Our method is to use the traditional masculine color, blue, to make it full of playfulness, but still maintain a clean, modern line. We integrated luxurious textiles and wallpaper to create a charming feeling without overdoing the pattern. The light makes us feel particularly whimsical.
A black-framed steel all-glass door was chosen to open the space and let the light filter through the entrance. Since the entrance of the house is higher than the street and there is a private entrance hall, the open door is ideal. Just as guests can see the entrance, the designer hopes that the door of the mud room is a work of art. All other elements are kept simple, black and white, including a black Moroccan semi-recessed ceiling light with a golden inner rim.
The magnificent Scarsdale Library uses traditional black walnut wood, and its high ceilings influenced the design. The result is a wall of bookshelves, walnut wall panels, windows, and French doors that extends 10 feet into the sky. The recessed ceiling between the walnut beams keeps the line of sight upward. The custom-designed fireplace is black marble. The French door behind the desk leads to a formal garden with a koi pond. On the opposite wall, the oversized walnut door is designed as a wall panel when opened, connecting the library to the adjacent billiard room.
Project description: A major feature of this residential library is its majestic height. The design has always emphasized the size and dignity of the room. Black walnut wood is used throughout the space, adding a sense of solemnity to the space. Bookshelf walls, walnut wall panels, windows, and French doors all extend to the 10-foot-high datum point, while the recessed ceiling between the walnut beams makes the line of sight upward. The custom-designed fireplace is black marble, and French doors behind the table lead to a formal garden.
On the opposite wall, there is a pair of oversized walnut doors, which when opened, are designed as wall panels, allowing an attractive connection between the library and the adjacent billiard room.
This brightly lit home office in Rye has a clean aesthetic with a soft color palette and Phillip Jeffries grass cloth. The soft blue/grey tones create a sense of tranquility in the space, and the woodwork is painted in complementary colors. There are windows and overhead lighting in the room with plenty of light.
In this colony in the central hall of the new building in Rye, the home office has custom cabinets and felt wallpaper with baseball stitching, giving it a unique feel. The blue tones of the tables, doors and windows create a colorful space. Split Mitsubishi air conditioning units are installed in the office to achieve temperature control in the room.
This spacious double-height space is the main living room of this 1920s Tudor Revival house. For an avid reader family, bookshelves and window seats can be curled up to read. The furnishings are formal, livable and practical, and the curved sofa and octagonal cocktail table add interest to the room. The tones of salmon and berries are fresh and unique. The black lacquered grand piano, limestone mantelpiece and modern stainless steel pool table together create a modern and welcoming space.
This living space at Yonkers is a child- and pet-friendly room suitable for a family of five. The airy space is equipped with custom-made wall panels, adding a layer of sophistication to the room. The fireplace is converted from a masterpiece matching Calacatta's books. Two sofas on either side of the fireplace provide ample seating, with a movable custom footstool in the middle.
Inspiration: Our inspiration comes from a photo in a magazine. It has a similar atmosphere but is more relaxed in setting. We want something more luxurious.
How does the client's vision affect the project? They are a family of five with two dogs. They like entertainment and want a place where they can all hang out. My client has a strong view of what she wants, and we work very well together, exchanging ideas and choosing finishes.
Project description: Customized siding molding adds a base layer to the room. The fireplace has undergone a considerable transformation into a stunning masterpiece of Calacatta book matching.
Located in the restored Bronxville Center Hall Colony, this living room uses neutral tones, reflecting the traditional elements of the family, while still being suitable for young families living there. Classic line furniture is mixed with modern elements, including artwork.
This master suite in Chappaqua first fully refurbished the existing bathroom with a new five-piece configuration, California Closets New York expanded walk-in closet and a quiet bedroom. An alabaster chandelier is placed above the king-size bed, with custom pillows made of Romo and Osborne & Little fabrics, and sheets from Matouk. The corner seats covered with white loops contrast sharply with the rich tones of the Jab fabric on the curtain panels. The plexiglass and polished nickel finishes on the curtain rods connect to the finishes of the bedside tables and lamps.
The master bedroom suite is part of this 70-year-old Tudor renovation project in Scarsdale. The overall goal is to maintain the integrity of the Tudor style while adding a lighter and softer modern feel. The designer combined calm and soothing neutral tones with luxurious textiles and furniture. The lighting is from Hudson Valley Lighting; the carpet is Stark; and the wallpaper is Philip Jeffries.
Project description: These are the clients I have worked with for 20 years. Both children have grown up, and there are only two of them in this mansion. A few years ago, they wanted to move, but later found that there was nothing they liked, so they renovated it. The master suite is upgraded to calm and soothing neutral tones, with luxurious textiles and furnishings.
This master bedroom suite in Larchmont is a complete apartment in Reno. The luxurious space uses shades of plum blossom and lavender. The organic Chinese curtain pattern is a tribute to the couple's travel in Asia. The layered petal-like glass discs of the chandelier are related to the curtain pattern while creating a dramatic focal point. A seating/reading corner was created, including lower drawers and upper cabinet storage. Frosted glass pocket doors bring light to the room, as does the integrated LED step light. Marble wraps the floor and walls, adding a layer of depth and a clean, fresh appearance that matches the subtle wood grain of the dressing table and linen tower.