Memories in the making from Studio D Interiors
Bringing light and airy Hampton style living to Woodmere, NY, was the goal for this family of four in their new 5,000 square foot home. Ed Singer and Robyn Singer-Dror of Studio D Interiors used a very soft, modern palette of greys and whites throughout the home, with pops of color such as teals and soft blues, in order to bring in a beachy, yet elegant vibe to the space.
This home is an example of more and more families beginning their big renovations when most of the kids are going to be leaving the nest. It is important for these families to have space to entertain future spouses and grandchildren, so the homes are built larger than the original family house.
The living and dining rooms are open bringing together airy, modern living with rich transitional details, moldings and furnishings. “We wanted to bring a pop of color into the living room,” explains Singer-Dror, “so we used a custom artist to paint teal Stucco Venezia accents inside of the coffered ceiling.” To balance out the boldness of that ceiling, layers of grey and white textures in the drapery and the rest of the wall finishes were used throughout the room. The dining room chandelier, custom made by Shakuff Lighting, while modern in style, is elegant and combines well with the transitional architecture of the space.
The entry hall floor is a light grey porcelain tile laid on a diagonal to visually open up the hallway and create movement. The walls are a custom grey Stucco Venezia that continues up the double height entrance to the second floor.
The wainscot in the hall was carried up the stair wall to enrich the look, and if you look closely, you can even see a hidden door built into that wall for a storage and coat closet. Another custom Shakuff light fixture hangs in the entrance and offers an ethereal light to the space.
The kitchen and family room also follow an open plan concept, similar to the living and dining room. It is a place where the family can hang out, entertain and be together. The family room TV wall unit was custom designed in a mix of a white painted finish, contrasting wood grain doors and back wall paneling in a warm, light grey tone. The soft blue walls in the room add a touch of contrast as well suggesting a soft, beachy vibe in the home.
The kosher kitchen stays light and airy with mostly white cabinetry. It is accented by a medium grey wood island and wet bar, all from Woodmode. The backsplash is a white marble mosaic that merges with a super white marble countertop and light grey porcelain floor tile.
The final product is an elegant, yet livable home that this family can continue to grow into and create more lasting memories.
Architect: Leonard W. Jacobs, AIA/NCARB
Interior Design: Ed Singer & Robyn Singer-Dror of Studio D Interiors, LLC
Photography: Hulya Kolabas Photography