It's Showtime

Rooms created by area talent showcase the best in today's design at this year's Designer Showhouse of Westchester

Step into Nirvana, this year’s Designer Showhouse of Westchester, with proceeds benefiting Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, for a glimpse of harmonious living spaces that are as individual as the designers themselves. Last spring, a group of America’s premier designers came together to turn this 10,700-square-foot home into a stunning example of today’s best design. Located on 17 acres in the rolling hills of Bedford Corners, the home boasts five bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, a 1,700-bottle wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, library and much more. Here, we tour some of the highlights, with notes about what caught our eye for each space, as well as comments from participating designers. We hope that you will find it a true paradise.


Rear Foyer

Carey Karlan

Last Detail

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> The saturation of color.
> The round lighting-fixture shapes echoed in theVincent George painting.
> The play of scale to create drama.
> The stark contrast of silky dark walls above white wainscoting

 “The space evokesthe feeling of nightclub intimacy with plushseating, warm, deep-colored walls and contemporary styling—an ‘after- hours’ space for entertaining and conversation.”  Nick Geragi, Klaff’s, Inc.

 


Foyer

Keith Baltimore

Baltimore Design Group

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Inventive use of moldings and wallpaper.
> Finally, a foyer that feels like a room.
> Refreshing look for a traditional space.

“The punctuation of black accents against the crisp, white trim and blue-gray walls adds much drama to this foyer!” –Julie Scosta, Safavieh Home Furnishings

 


living room

Pat Healing, Dan Barsanti

HB Home Design, LLC

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Fresh mix of town and country.
> Unexpected wood wall treatment in a formal setting.
> The glamour of the gold accents on table and chairs.
> Symmetry plus a simple, neutral palette create a calm background for a few bursts of color.

“I love the artwork above the sofa and thedark blue drapes because they create a bold statement against the softer lines throughout the design.” –Patrik Lönn, Patrik Lönn Design

 


family room

Julie Scosta, Zsuzsanna Winn, Betsy Woodall

Safavieh Home Furnishings

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Never tire of rich color on the walls.
> Stylish blend of traditional with modern.
> Those orange leather ottomans!

“I love the use of the strong horizontal drape line combined with the lovely purple and orange color composition.” –Keith Baltimore, Baltimore Design Group

 

 


library

Skye Kirby Westcott

Lillian August

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Unique and filled with personality.
> Today’s spin on a Victorian room.
> Patterns and textures succeed by varying the scale and keeping them in the same color family.

“I love the mix of the old and the new, both in textiles and accessories. This room would look terrific set up for an intimate candlelit dinner party. The charcoal walls are very sexy and moody. Ohhh … just imagine the yummy George Clooney at the table.”
–Catherine Cleare, Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC

 


kitchen

Nick Geragi, Damani King, John Sabas, LouAnn Torres

Klaff's, Inc.

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Clean, classic and elegant.
> Perfect gathering place for friends and family.
> The grand marble-topped island seamlessly links both cooking and eating areas.
> A sophisticated layering of different shades of white.

“What a great party space  with the limestone hood acting as a hearth and the massive island as a modern-day groaning board perfect for a grand spread!” —Carey Karlan, Last Detail

 


dining room

Patrik Lönn

Patrik Lönn Design

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Wonderful edited textures.
> Japanese silk paper on the ceiling.
> The beauty is in the details: the lyre-back chairs, glass chandelier, and the artwork.

“Love the fresh, crisp draperies!” –Pat Healing, HB Home Design, LLC

 


master bedroom

Shari Markbreiter

MH Studio

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Tranquil and soothing—perfect for a bedroom.
> Beautiful bed-hanging fabrics.
> Natural beauty of the outdoors interpreted through the use of soft greens and blues.
> The decorative pillows are awesome!

“This room is soft, feminine and beautiful. I love the designer’s choice of colors and play on texture. I would be a very happy guest staying in this room.”
–Robin Curnan, Olley Court

 

 

 


bedroom

Catherine Cleare

Catherine Cleare Interiors, LLC

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Blue and white—always a classic.
> Innovative pattern play on curtains, wallpaper, rug.
> A decidedly retro feel: This room could easily have been transported from a scene in The Thin Man—except with twin beds!

 “This is a well-executed room, with great attention to detail, yet it doesn’t have an
overly decorated feel. It feels comfortable and inviting, bright and cheerful,
sophisticated yet very livable!”
–Skye Kirby Westcott, Lillian August

 


upstairs den

Chris Gulotta, George Snead

The Wakefield Design Group

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Exceptional use of yellow, tempered just right.
> The whimsical wave detail on the ottoman.
> It’s cheerful and sophisticated without taking itself too seriously.

 “This den reflects a thoughtful and playful layering of pattern, texture and color. I especially love the tinted plaster walls—brilliant idea, well executed.” –Shari Markbreiter, MH Studio

 


wine cellar

Susan Buzaid, Robin Curnan

Olley Court

WHAT C&G LOVES ABOUT THIS ROOM:
> Love those doors!
> The patina of the aged bricks.
> Dramatic lighting and the most sumptuous textures.

“We love the way the designers mixed transitional elements with the traditional wood and brick of the architectural space. The brushed-metal wine table and the funky globe hanging light fixture were a great juxtaposition against a traditional Oriental carpet and a retro leather armchair. Bravo!” –George Snead, Wakefield Design Group