It took more than nips and tucks for designers Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman to transform exam rooms and labs into a warm and gracious home.
Entry walls are in California Paints' Volute for contrast. Bench in Schumacher's Maroc. Pendant, Blanche P. Field.
Symmetry and soothing colors maintain peace in this Manhattan living room. Walls painted in a pale blue-gray, Donald Kaufman Color's DKC-29, "keep things airy and atmospheric," says designer Courtney Coleman. The Zurich lantern by Vaughan illuminates settees covered in Mokum's Smara, with grosgrain trim by Claremont, and a coffee table by Knoll. The new limestone fireplace is from Chesney's. Mirror, Gerald Bland. Sisal rug, ABC Carpet & Home.
In the second seating area of the double-parlor living room, a painting by Sally Bennett introduces the sizzle of red to the neutral palette. Curtains in Mander by Penny Morrison harmonize with armchairs covered in George Spencer Designs' Strie from Claremont. Sofa, George Smith.
Phillip Jeffries's Diamond Weave grass cloth adds an informal note to the Crystals Galore chandelier from English Country Antiques. Banquettes in Rose Tarlow Melrose House's Fleurette. Curtains in Jim Thompson's Kaleidoscope.
In the master bedroom, walls in Madison Sheer by Rose Tarlow Melrose House and a headboard covered in Lee Jofa's La Fiorentina stand in for the warmth of curtains. Embroidered bed linens from Julia B. and vintage stools covered in Jasper's Remy.
Christopher Spitzmiller's Natalie lamp and an armchair upholstered in a Scalamandré velvet allude to the home's running thread of blues. The painting is by Hunt Slonem.
In the wife's bathroom, Benjamin Moore's White Wisp on walls offsets the vibrancy of Colefax and Fowler's Bowood Union on the windows and chair. A Madeline Weinrib dhurrie picks up green tones. Kohler's Tea-for-Two tub is fitted with Newport Brass's 365 Series fixtures.
An antique framed bulletin board is covered in leftover wallpaper, with window-shade fabric to match.
In the guest bedroom, a vintage table lamp and a wicker headboard found on eBay "hold up against the strong wallpaper" — Montague by Rose Tarlow Melrose House — "so that nothing stands out," says Brockschmidt.
Produced by Olga Naiman.
This story originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of Miescisko.