New Age captures family dynamic
Photography by Ken Hild
Moving into a home with an open floor plan necessitates a well thought out plan in order to create a balanced flow. When the Jarit family moved into their home on Eastern Long Island, they enlisted the expertise of Melissa Fenigstein and Linda Pravata-Fenigstein of New Age Interiors, Inc. to assist them in navigating this challenging undertaking.
Together with Melissa and Linda, they collaborated to come up with a plan to create an environment that was comfortable, practical and good-looking for this family with two growing boys. Both boys enjoy playing instruments, so it was imperative for them to have a space for their lessons and practice time. In place of a formal living room, a custom library unit with cozy seating and space for the musicians to practice and company to gather was created.
The family loves to spend time together watching movies and sporting events. The great room must have plenty of seating to accommodate their family and friends. Even with its 20 foot ceiling, the room is cozy. The double story drapes accentuate the height but the soft, neutral colors bring the eye back down to the seating area which is warmed by the gas fireplace.
With the family’s allure for sports, Melissa and Linda couldn’t stop there. They crafted a multi-media room on the lower level. Here, friends and family gather to witness sporting events with ultimate viewing and can enjoy a game of shuffleboard as well.
For the more formal occasions, the dining room, furnished with a 70” table from Hickory White and adorned by a unique light fixture from Global Views, continues with warm wall colors and rich wood tones. A metallic leather on the chair seats was chosen for its beauty and practicality.
The boys had total input on their room designs. Guitars are Hayden’s passion, so his room sports a larger than life guitar that lives on the wall by his bed. Austin prefers to venture into the woods near the meandering brook and calming waterfall. These rooms will grow with them as they do.
The Jarit family couldn’t be happier with their home. “It fits our lifestyle to a T,” exclaims Jennifer Jarit. Both parties agree that it was a pleasure to work together.