If you haven’t picked up the February issue of House Beautiful. Stop what you’re doing and go get it. In addition to interior design by Miles Redd and Steven Gambrel, you get to tour a very special home in my town of Rye, New York.
Color and artwork are signatures of this Tudor home, circa 1919, that was masterfully redone by architect, Paul Shainberg. Paul, a graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, specializes in updating older homes so that any new additions or interior re-workings are seamless to the original home. He also happens to be the architect we used for our renovation.
Once the bones were in place, the family brought in NYC-based interior designer, Sara Gilbane, (named Top 20 Next Wave Designers by House Beautiful & TradHome’s Top 20 New Traditional Designers), who is known for creating casually elegant homes that are warm, comfortable and livable. She more than delivered! I literally caught my breath when I walked through the house with my friend.
It’s not everyday that a friend’s home appears in a MAJOR shelter magazine, so of course I asked her a couple of questions that I could share with you!
PPT: Your artwork is so fantastic…tell us about what drew you to the pieces we see in the article.
You are really sweet to say that. Art can be so personal. Many of our pieces I found through my friend, Blair Clarke. She runs VoltzClarke, a company that focuses on the exposure of contemporary artists with an emphasis on introducing international artists to the US market. We met through our kids 8 years ago when our family still lived in a tiny apartment in the city. I couldn’t wait for the day that I had room for some of her pieces. The ones we bought from her and from other galleries we just loved — no other reason.
PPT: So many amazing rooms…which rooms are your favorites or do you find you spend the most time in?
As for our favorite rooms — definitely the bar (not featured in HB), the Library and the Sunroom (our game room). We spend all our time in these 3 rooms–they are both very comfortable and very functional.