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The master bedroom features a Case Study bed from Modernica.
The master bedroom features a Case Study bed from Modernica.
Sitting Pretty

The ground floor was originally two rooms; now it’s been transformed into one continuous space. To compensate for a low ceiling, Kiely’s team dug into the ground to create a true sunken seating section leading to the garden. Built-in sofas, an Eames rocker, a stool by G Plan, and concrete tiles outfit the space. Kiely chose a neutral charcoal finish for the Malm fireplace to balance the green linoleum floor and her own Rhododendron wallpaper in Sunflower.
Sitting Pretty The ground floor was originally two rooms; now it’s been transformed into one continuous space. To compensate for a low ceiling, Kiely’s team dug into the ground to create a true sunken seating section leading to the garden. Built-in sofas, an Eames rocker, a stool by G Plan, and concrete tiles outfit the space. Kiely chose a neutral charcoal finish for the Malm fireplace to balance the green linoleum floor and her own Rhododendron wallpaper in Sunflower.
In the new powder room, Jill Malek wallpaper adds graphic punch to custom cabinetry.
In the new powder room, Jill Malek wallpaper adds graphic punch to custom cabinetry.
Saving on the floor tiles meant that Casale and Crofton could spring for hand-finished wallpaper by Swedish company Sandberg. Photo by Matthew Williams.
Saving on the floor tiles meant that Casale and Crofton could spring for hand-finished wallpaper by Swedish company Sandberg. Photo by Matthew Williams.
In the bathroom, the gray Carrara walls are offset by bright tulip-patterned wallpaper, circa 1970, from Secondhand Rose in Tribeca. The toilet is a Philippe Starck “jet action” model from Duravit.
In the bathroom, the gray Carrara walls are offset by bright tulip-patterned wallpaper, circa 1970, from Secondhand Rose in Tribeca. The toilet is a Philippe Starck “jet action” model from Duravit.
Playful wallpaper from Graham & Brown livens up the house’s otherwise staid 

powder room, which also contains a 

pint-size Ikea sink.
Playful wallpaper from Graham & Brown livens up the house’s otherwise staid powder room, which also contains a pint-size Ikea sink.
Wallpaper doesn't have to be patterned: for his own Shelter Island home, designer Jonathan Adler lined the walls of the guest bedroom with grasscloth in Slate for a cozy, natural touch.
Wallpaper doesn't have to be patterned: for his own Shelter Island home, designer Jonathan Adler lined the walls of the guest bedroom with grasscloth in Slate for a cozy, natural touch.
The wallpaper from Finland breaks up the clean white surface.
The wallpaper from Finland breaks up the clean white surface.
The master bedroom features wallpaper by Erika Wakerly. The glass tables next to the Croft House bed were gifts.
The master bedroom features wallpaper by Erika Wakerly. The glass tables next to the Croft House bed were gifts.
“In the colder months we snuggle up in front of the wood stove and look out to the adjoining farms,” 

says Horne. As exemplified by the floor plan, the modules were designed “to keep some flexibility 

in how the house was used and were also a response to the site itself,” she says.
“In the colder months we snuggle up in front of the wood stove and look out to the adjoining farms,” says Horne. As exemplified by the floor plan, the modules were designed “to keep some flexibility in how the house was used and were also a response to the site itself,” she says.