[Decor] Victorian townhouse gets a new look
In the living room of a young family’s Manhattan townhouse designed by Sheila Bridges, the crown molding and marble mantel are original, the curtains are of a Clarence House linen, and the armchairs and mahogany bar cabinet are Art Deco. The 1940s French sofa and chairs are upholstered in a Florence Broadhurst fabric, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Yellow Ground.
In the master bedroom, mercury-glass lamps from Sentimento Antiques flank a Bridges-designed sofa upholstered in a Donghia wool; the slipper chair and ottoman are by George Smith, the oushak rug is by Odegard, and the artworks include a painting from John Derian Co., a photograph of Versailles by Robert Polidori, and a collage by Le Corbusier.
Hand-painted wallpaper depicting Central Park, and a Tibetan rug in the dressing room.
The bed and bookcase in the daughter’s bedroom are by Pottery Barn Kids, the armchair is by Bridges, and the rug is by Roubini Rugs; the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green.
The children’s bath is paved in tiles by Nemo Tile, the walls are custom painted, and the window shade is of a Beacon Hill silk.
The table in the son’s room was a school project, a BDDW chair is paired with a desk by Ducduc, and the rug is by Stark; the walls are Farrow & Ball’s Cook’s Blue, and the artwork includes, from left, prints by Selma Bortner and Roy Lichtenstein, a painting by a friend, and a Jackson Pollock–inspired painting by a family member.
In the library, a circa-1840 Irish writing table stands on a rug the couple purchased in Budapest; the George III mahogany side chair between the windows is from Cove Landing.
The mahogany paneling and shelves and the sofa, which is covered in a Holland & Sherry wool, were designed by Bridges; the leather club chairs are French, and the rug is by Odegard.
In the kitchen, the countertops are of teak and Calacatta marble, the range is by Viking, and the sink and fittings are by Waterworks; the light fixture is antique, and the felt rug is by Liora Manne.
A view of the dining area from the kitchen.
An antique chest of drawers and crystal lamps by Visual Comfort & Co. sit beside the antique bed, which is dressed in bedding by John Robshaw Textiles and Pratesi; the walls are painted in Citron by Farrow & Ball.