Explore a playful family home in upstate New York

Interior designer Crystal Sinclair created a cosy family home in upstate New York – a place where her three-year-old daughter could play wherever she wanted, while also being adult enough to have friends over...

family home in upstate New York
(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

THE PROPERTY

This family home in upstate New York is located in Tuxedo Park, a rural area about 40 minutes north of NYC.

 The L-shaped modern home (opens in new tab) is  situated on a wooded acre of land. With four bedrooms and three baths, the  is filled with organic materials and natural textures, from a grass rug in the living room to linen sectional sofas and marble tables. 

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The owner, interior designer Crystal Sinclair, founder of Crystal Sinclair Designs (opens in new tab) wanted her home to be cosy – a place where her three year old daughter could play wherever she wanted, while also being adult enough to have friends over.

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HALLWAY

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

The neon sign in the hallway (opens in new tab) is a play on words as the hallway features a collection of photographs in chronological order from when the owners first met to present day.

family home in upstate New York


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FAMILY ROOM

The common thread throughout are the use of geometric patterns, bold pops of colour, and the colour black – it's accented everywhere – on ceilings, in art work, area rugs, tiles, and paint. 

family home in upstate New York

(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

The black and white piece of art over the fireplace is by Linda Colletta (opens in new tab) (she's one of the owner's favorite artists and worked with her on painting the piece with this location in mind).

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

The Roli Poli chair by Driade is from 2 Modern (opens in new tab)

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

The sectional sofa is from BoConcept (opens in new tab)

Behind the sofa is a family space, with a hanging chair and kids' arts & crafts corner.

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

family home in upstate New York

(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

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LOUNGE

The home is filled with collections of the family's travels - the pink rug is from Morocco, the fur pillows and pelts from Iceland, vintage art from Greece, pottery from Portugal. 


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

family home in upstate New York

(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

MAIN BEDROOM

family home in upstate New York

(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

The bed is from Kravet, the rug is from Ikea (opens in new tab). The ceiling light is by Serge Mouille. The painted blue triangle on the ceiling provides an unexpected flash of colour in an unlikely place.

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(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

MASTER BATHROOM

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

A mix of graphic floor tiles and calming sage green wall tiles, the bathroom is both enlivening and serene. The floor tiles are from Cle Tile (opens in new tab) and the vanity unit is from Ikea, updated with fronts from Reform (opens in new tab).

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family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

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GIRL'S ROOM


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

Designed for a three year old girl, this room is smart but has a sense of joy and fun, too. 

The chandelier and shelves are from Amazon (opens in new tab), the rug from RH Teen (opens in new tab), the dresser from Wayfair (opens in new tab) and the drapes from Ikea (opens in new tab).

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

This is what this corner looked like before, as a nursery:

family home in upstate New York


(Image credit: Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair)

Photography by Nick Glimenakis and Crystal Sinclair.

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