For a young Manhattan family, transforms a 1910 shingled farmhouse in Watermill, NY, into a serene weekend getaway, opening it up to the light and views, and enriching its subtle palette with a variety of sumptuous textures and rustic elements.
To modernize the house while retaining its spirit, Huniford knocked down walls and converted three small existing rooms into a multifunctional loft-like area. Ripping the sheetrock from the ceiling revealed randomly arranged beams; Huniford added several more to create a sense of architectural interest. A pair of bookcases made of reclaimed wood and plumbing piping add warmth and rustic texture; a pair of the designer's face a custom sofa upholstered in a Nobilis linen. The Huniford Collection ottoman is upholstered in one of the designer's fabrics for .
Huniford gave the existing mantel in the living room a slimmer profile; the cocktail table is the designer's .
The dining area's custom table is surrounded by vintage chairs upholstered in a Pierre Frey fabric, and the light fixture is also vintage. Huniford replaced the door to the mudroom with a sliding barn door, adding warmth and texture. The wood flooring, reclaimed from a barn in Vermont, was stained a chalky gray.
The kitchen is open to the living room; the custom-made sofa was designed to reach no higher than the windowsill, allowing for an unobstructed view to the outdoors.
Huniford designed an L-shaped kitchen layout, and installed white marble countertops that reflect and multiply the light; the stools are by Industry West, and the sink fittings are by Lefroy Brooks.
The bar area off the kitchen.
In the master bedroom, the ceiling was raised, and the custom bed is upholstered in Huniford's Bennett fabric for . The nightstands are vintage.
The bathroom features a vintage claw-foot tub; the ceiling light is by .
The daughter’s bedroom features a vintage daybed upholstered in a Zimmer & Rohde embroidery, a Swedish cabinet, and a 1940s rocker found at a local antiques shop and re-upholstered in romantic floral. The shade fabric is by .