The Best of Tradition

A classic country house with a colorful twist

Photographer: William Waldron
A classic country house with a colorful twist
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Photographer: William Waldron

In the living room of a Hudson Valley house designed by architect and decorated by , the sofas, upholstered in a fabric, and the mahogany console bookcases are custom made. The tufted chair was purchased at auction; a painting by is displayed above a mantel designed by Schafer.

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Photographer: William Waldron

The colors of the circa-1880 Persian Sultanabad in the living room are repeated in the cotton used on the bergère, in the curtains of silk, and in the silk that sheathes the walls.

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Photographer: William Waldron
Hudson Valley Traditional Facade

The house's front façade.

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Photographer: William Waldron
Traditional Living Room Designed by Architect Gil Schafer

A 19th-century center table in the living room is surrounded with leather-upholstered Biedermeier chairs.

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Photographer: William Waldron

The entrance hall’s walls were hand-painted by ; the Art Deco table lamps are Greek, and the stair runner is by .

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Photographer: William Waldron

The kitchen cabinets are custom made, and the vent hood is by ; the 19th-century chairs are upholstered in a fabric.

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Photographer: William Waldron

The butler’s pantry is painted Hague Blue by .

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In the master bedroom, the wrought-iron bed by is fitted with a canopy of silk by ; the bedding is by , and the bench is 19th century.

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The master bedroom’s Directoire armchair is upholstered in leather, and the console and lamp were found at auction; the curtains are of a silk, and the wall covering is by .

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Photographer: William Waldron

The walls of a guest room are covered in a cotton, and the 19th-century bamboo bed is dressed with linens.

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Photographer: William Waldron

The powder room sink by has fittings; the walls are covered in cork, the mirror is custom made, and the sconce is from .

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Shortlist: Miles Redd

This article was featured in the November 2010 issue.

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