What used to be a long corridor was transformed into a functional mudroom for an active family of four. A laundry room and bathroom were relocated to create a space large enough for ample storage, including custom built-ins on both sides of the room, shoe cubbies, and a small area for rinsing muddy shoes or the family dog.
Photography by PHILIP ENNIS
This beautiful Normandy Tudor was built in the 1920s and needed extensive interior renovations. The existing entry was gutted and redesigned to feel elegant and open, with raised ceilings, a new limestone floor, and Venetian plaster walls. The railing was custom designed with architectural bronze, and the leaded stained glass in the new entry door carries the same design motif. The contractor was Hobbs Inc.; custom railing by Les Métalliers Champenois; leaded stained glass by LaRanger Studio Inc.; and interior design by Nancy Boszhardt Inc.
Photography by KIM ANNICK MITCHE
The homeowner wanted something unique and colorful, with added character. The inspiration came from the front-door color, Benjamin Moore’s Caponata, a sophisticated eggplant hue. A subtle Hudson Haze plum grasscloth was used on the walls in the foyer; a platinum fiddle-back sycamore campaign desk is elegant but functional, serving as a place for mail and keys; and a brushed-brass pendant light adds a bit of drama to the small space. A chevron area rug in shades of gray, with gray stair carpeting, completes the look.