The challenge of this project was to update the 45-foot-long, classically detailed living room of an iconic Delano & Aldrich 1927 stone house in Briarcliff Manor, NY. The young family who purchased the property, formerly owned by Brooke Astor, wanted a casual space that they would really use.
Our solution was to re-imagine the vast room as three overlapping but distinct areas: at one end we included a television with an L-shaped sofa, at the other we created a more formal seating area with a chaise, overlooking the grounds. In between, we installed a new pool table and an Art Deco-inspired billiards light overhead. To unite the areas, instead of three rugs, we specified a newly woven, loose loop Berber carpet that runs the length of the room.