Greta Nicholas enlists designer James Huniford to rescue a derelict barn on her farm in Woodstock, New York, and transform it into a suitable setting for her elegant mother.
The living area of a barn renovated by designer James Huniford for Greta Nicholas and her family at her farm in Woodstock, New York. The cocktail table and sofa, in a James Huniford fabric for Lee Jofa, are by Huniford Collection, the tray table is from the 1940s, and a photograph by Daniel McCabe hangs above an antique Sheraton table.
A mica pendant by Huniford Collection hangs above a Regency table and an 18th-century chair in the entry; the 19th-century dressing table and 18th-century chair are American, the bronze statue is of Nicholas's grandmother Frances Ottley Wood, and the doors and flooring are reclaimed wood.
Nicholas with her daughters, from left, Adelia and Esme.
Dynamite, a Welsh pony, peeks into the kitchen, which features custom-made beadboard cabinetry, a Rohl sink, and a vintage Moroccan rug.
A painting by Rene Ricard hangs above a Queen Anne walnut lowboy in the entry.
An 18th-century sofa covered in a Fabricut fabric faces a wardrobe custom made from reclaimed wood and a Queen Anne corner chair in the bedroom; the rug is vintage, the walls are painted in a custom C2 Paint color, and the ceiling and floors are of reclaimed wood.
Aileen and her grandchildren outside the barn, which is painted in Benjamin Moore's Spanish Red.
A chair by Huniford Collection, photographs by Nicholas, an antique sink, and vintage ship lights in the bathroom; the medicine cabinet is made of reclaimed barnwood, the walls are waterproof Venetian plaster, and the floor is polished concrete.
In the bedroom, an 18th-century Sheraton field bed is dressed with antique French linens, the 19th-century chest of drawers is English, and the portrait is of Nicholas's grandmother.
This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Siweb.