In the spring of 2014 I found a pair of very unusual antique settees at the Highpoint furniture market. We put a spring like Brunswig et Fils document toile on them and the style of the house was set. The solarium where the pieces were to go, is immediately seen from the front door. The house was designed to draw you all the way through to the courtyard in the back. All of this dictated that the solarium be dressed symmetrically. We were able to find a pair of antique corner tables used in the room where George and Martha Washington spent their honeymoon.
The owners and I quickly realized that the front hall held a perfect view of the river. In order not to obstruct the view to the solarium, and to honor the view of the river, we opted not to use the traditional round foyer table or console table flanked by a pair of chairs. Instead, we added a long, clean lined sofa with two side tables which provided seating to view the river and at the same time anchored the beautiful staircase.
An antelope rug completed the room.
It has been such a pleasure to work with this couple. They came into the process having done a lot of research and with some predetermined ideas, nonetheless, they remained open to suggestions. They have impeccable taste and made the whole experience energizing and gratifying.
The house is still in progress. I look forward to completing the project with them.