Inside a Fashion Executive’s Polished Greenwich Residence

Foley & Cox delivers an elegant design for repeat clients.
Foley Cox Covered Patio

Connecticut bluestone walls, the epitome of garden living, are the backdrop for the outdoor living room, made cozy with a woven rug from Annie Selke. The overscaled cocktail table accommodates drinks and casual meals in front of the fire. The teak swivel chairs are by Gloster; woven chairs are from Brown Jordan. The wall lantern is from Troy Lighting. Photography by Tim Lenz

Creating a new primary residence for a fashion executive and his wife was not a challenge for us since it was our fifth project together. The clients were beginning a new chapter of their lives and wanted a modern design aesthetic while avoiding cold minimalism. This was achieved, even in the midst of a global pandemic, by integrating some of the furniture the couple already owned and using a warm color palette and textures throughout.

The exterior is a classic Connecticut stone house, designed by Cormac Byrne and built by Joe Nannariello. The interior is washed in shades of fresh white paint, creating a backdrop for comfortable upholstery, soft woven rugs, and the clients’ collections. An outdoor living room and fireplace is a favorite place to relax and entertain friends and family surrounded by beautiful gardens designed by Renée Byers.

Language Of Home Cover

Language of Home: The Interiors of Foley & Cox by Michael Cox (Monacelli) Photography by Tim Lenz

Excerpt from Language of Home: The Interiors of Foley & Cox by Michael Cox, published by Monacelli in March 2023. Reprinted with permission.

The print version of this article appeared with the headline: Refined in Greenwich.