Interior Designers' Favorite Design Projects: Carol Kurth of Carol Kurth Architecture, PC, and Carol Kurth Interiors, LTD

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Designer: Carol Kurth
Carol Kurth Architecture, PC, and Carol Kurth Interiors, LTD
644 Old Post Rd, Bedford (914) 234-2595  
carolkurtharchitects.com

Architect and interior designer Carol Kurth called upon both sets of skills to open up a stuffy, circa-1960s Colonial into loft-like, modern family spaces for a young family of five.

The existing library, maid’s bedroom, and bathroom walls were torn down to create the open, loft-like space called the Cue Spot, with room for relaxing in front of a fire
and playing pool. The windows were relocated to create a focal connection between the ledgestone wall, billiards table, and the new ledgestone-clad fireplace. The billiards table is a Brunswick Treviso and custom Habbarodon Forge lighting is by Carol Kurth.
 
This light-filled piano pavilion replaced the former breakfast alcove.
An innovative wine rack covers a dining room wall.
The dining room’s gallery-white aesthetic is a juxtaposition to the textured family room; the chandelier is by Cellula Linear with Swarovski crystals.
Museum niches highlight art and create a visual transparency in the gallery hall between the dining room and other family areas.

What was the design theme for this project?
“This home is a fabulous mix of urban loft meets low-key family spaces. The home-owners were receptive to our design vision and we had an absolute blast working with them to create their eclectic vibe!”

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Is there something you did here that you wish you could have in your own home?
“The billiards room—it’s such an open, relaxed space where the kids can watch a movie while adults can enjoy a cocktail, conversation, and an after-dinner game with friends. The ‘beer niche’ wall is a cheeky nod to the Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall song.”

You are known for your ‘green’ designs. How did you incorporate sustainability into this home?
“An existing wood-burning fireplace in the living room was stripped to the basics and integrated into the space with industrial steel detailing and grooved barn siding; the dropped ceiling is wood trim inlaid with eco-friendly Barkskin.”

Any juicy tidbits?
“The home was actually used as a backdrop for an HBO pilot about late-30-somethings with kids, so we know the spaces will definitely appeal to hip Westchester parents.”

Photography by Peter Krupenye

 

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