Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cole Designs - A billowy Hallway

This first photo has been cropping up here and there around the blog-sphere now and again and we wanted to do a post on the rest of the house. It really is just stunning. Cole Design had the pleasure of working on this project. It is a historical house in Darien, CT. right on the water, overlooking the beach. We wanted to point out some of the elements used in the house. All of the wide plank floors are original ad have been restored to their former beauty. The interior of the house has been opened up to accommodate a modern family room. All fireplaces have been salvaged and saved and also brought back to their former glory. So lets walk through the house:

These drapes are custom made from Malabar. The beautiful linen is style name "Pasha" in color way "Zinc." The panels are single width with Parisian pleats on rings with hardware from Restoration Hardware. They puddle on the floor beautifully.


This Hallway with the benches has walls that are painted Farrow and Ball "Borrowed Light" number 235. The double garden benches bring an outdoor feel into the space accented by garden urns filled with beautiful coral. The Imperial Trellis pillows in the color way "Parchment Midnight" are on the benches.

This is a photo of the family room and kitchen. The family room has triple Mitchell Gold Sofas flanking and yet another spectacular fireplace. It opens up to the kitchen with Carrara Marble counter tops.
The den's walls are in Farrow and Ball "Mouse's Back" number 40. This color gives the room a warm and cozy feel. The fireplace and custom book shelves help to enhance the feel. Fiddle head fig trees add symmetry to the room. The simple but classic lines of the reclaimed wood of the coffee table works so well and gives a rustic element to the room. Again Imperial Trellis pillows on the sofa. This room has a gorgeous chest with a black marble top. The design elements in this room are heavy and warm giving it a great den feel.

This dining room is subtle and understated with the dupioni silk drapes, slip covered William Sonoma chairs and the spectacular restored fire place. The Chandelier was later changed out for a more modern one with chrome and simple arms.

This is the master bedroom. The bed is a sleigh bed by Ralph Lauren by Hendredon and the Mercury Lamps are by Jamie Young. The Throwbridge Octopus print over the bed is just stunning.




This is a photo of the sun room, with a Bobo Chandelier, which the client also wanted in the master bedroom. However, Bobo does not make one small enough that could be used on either side of the bed. This beaded chandelier looks great in the sun room.

*Interior by ColeDesign

17 comments:

Torie Jayne said...

What an inviting hallway, and lovely house! Have a sweet day!x

pk said...

I hadn't seen the hallway photo yet, and love it! Love the puddling drapes on the rustic floor. Also love that master bedroom! Great job.

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Just how many animal skin rugs are in that house? Haha. Or was one moved around for staging the photoshoot? It's a beautiful home with beautiful furnishings. I love the sheepskin rug in the all-white bedroom. And the drapery in all of the rooms are just gorgeous. I love the idea of puddling but I think either of my puppies would make a bed out of it. Thanks for sharing!

I also wanted to ask - the white ceramic horse head in your portfolio image - where is that from? I want it!

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

i absolutely love all of these rooms!!

Deliciously Organized said...

I love the octopus print over the bed, the black and white striped pillows on the sofa...the zebra rug...Fabulous job!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Great work, it looks fabulous.

style chronicle said...

Lovely work, gorgeous hallway! Thanks for sharing details.

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Oh my, this is stunning... I absolutely LOVE everything..... I love the floors and the puddled fabric in the hallways.... just beautiful. Job very well done!

Southern Aspirations said...

Many many great rooms, but that first hallway! The drapes with the wide-planed floors.. wow.

Maria Killam said...

Gorgeous house! Thanks for posting it! Very white on white that's for sure, hopefully they don't have dogs :)

Emily said...

I love everything about this home! The layout seems amazing and I love the white with hints of colors. Fabulous job!!

Lisa said...

Move over! I'm moving to Darien! Honestly, you girls have so many great resources. Thanks for showing us the whole wonderful spread. Thanks again for my award. I just posted.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Lisa

Amanda said...

So beautiful, you guys are a very talented bunch. I love seeing my favorite design elements in all of your interiors. Slipcovers, zebra rugs, gourd lamps, mercury glass, the list goes on! Amazing

Style Redux 2 said...

Wow-such talent!

pink-to-green said...

Really, really beautiful. There were so many things I loved on this house tour, but the hallway really stands out and is memorable. Job well done, congrats!

Smitten Design said...

Beautiful work. I love it all!!! especially the cozy den.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! What wall color did you use in the master bedroom, what trim color, and what ceiling color. They are fantastic.
And....so many questions... what is the name/color of the fabric used for the master bedroom drapes?
Incredible rooms.
Rhonda

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