Luxury hotels and spas provide inspiration for a Greenwich family home.
When it came time to build and furnish their home, a Greenwich family drew inspiration from stays at luxury hotels and summers in Montenegro. The couple with two boys ended up with soaring modern spaces they’re happy to share with as many as 50 at family gatherings. "It feels like you are in a resort," says homeowner Emmie, and that’s exactly as intended.
From Tokyo comes the natural wood influence in the living room’s walnut fireplace, the oak balconies and honeyed oak floors.
The ivory sectional sofa, paired with an imperial gray marble cocktail table, is big enough so the entire family can recline and watch movies together. Another living-room standout is the floor-to-ceiling, retractable glass door; it disappears to connect the indoors to patio and pool.
Emmie loves to cook, and she wanted an open kitchen with a large island that ties her to guests. Function didn’t take a back seat to style. "The ebony-and-white color scheme is especially dramatic," notes Fernand Roderick, an interior design at Safavieh’s Stamford, Connecticut flagship showroom, who headed the project.
In the dining area, a live-edge oak slab seems to float atop an acrylic base. The contemporary chandelier features a black metal cylinder, gilded on the inside and dripping with crystals.
For the master bedroom, acrylic was again used to suggest the magic of levitation: The gunmetal and silver-gray chairs and a woven-top bench all seem to defy gravity. A creamy leather headboard is paired with a cloud-like rug from Safavieh’s Mirage Collection.
The master bath gets plenty of sparkle from glass-decked walls and crystal lighting. There’s also a pop from a furry black ottoman placed beside the teardrop-shaped soaking tub. A frameless shower with a rainfall feature adds to the spa effect. Most resorts have a spa, after all, and this transitional design aims to capture the quality of resort living every day of the year.