Design Project: A Luxe Family Holiday Home In Maryland

This luxe family property has a running equestrian theme throughout, and also proves that you can have young children and still decorate with elegance.

Get the look: Dining Table is the Eero Saarinen Dining Oval Table by Design Within Reach. Side chairs are from Restoration Hardware reupholstered in Kravet fabric. Banquette is custom-built and upholstered in Kravet fabric. Art is by Jim Thorell, Blue Chanterelle, 2015. Window Treatments are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Holly Hunt “New Side” in Cream fabric with Samuel + Sons “Labyrinth Border” trim. Pillows are custom-made in Fermoie fabric.

PROJECT

Double Meadows is a 100-year-old farmhouse in Maryland, designed by California-based ABH Interiors. It acts as a weekend home to a young family who are based in Manhattan. The English colonial revival was originally built in 1920, but updated with black floors, mixed material walls, and large factory glass windows to let in contemporary style and natural light. The property features 8,500 square feet of interior space, and has 300 acres of surrounding land. Aside from the main house, there are also two guest houses, a newly built barn, and several original farm structures, outdoor terraces and a pool. The animals on the farm include dogs, barn cats, horses, cattle, pigs and chickens.

LIVING ROOM

The home brings the owners’ love of downtown Manhattan to a calm, bucolic countryside and state-of-the-art equestrian stable for their 10 horses (including one from the Queen of England). All members of the family are dedicated horse lovers who want a chance to retreat from NYC life to spend time in nature and with their horses. With this in mind, ABH Interiors have injected subtly stylish equestrian touches throughout the property, such as leather accents and saddle stitching on upholstery throughout.

Get the look: Petrified Wood Stool by Jalan Jalan. Window Treatments are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Donghia “Vela” fabric. Horse Sculpture is by Frederic Remington. Art on main wall: Jack Greer, Finding Order #13, 2014. Art on left wall: Peter Sutherland, Hard Pack and Ice, 2014.

The living room features several notable artworks, collected over the owner’s ten years of working at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. Russell Young’s The Magnificent 7 sits in the entrance along with a pair of Cameron Welch works. Works by Beatrice Caracciolo, Phillip Guston, Peter Sutherland, Ross Iannatti, Jack Greer and Damien Hirst are all displayed in the living room. Then of course there are equestrian-inspired pieces, including works by artists Jim Thorell, The Bruce High Quality, Ryan Nord, Roberto Dutesco, and a solid bronze horse sculpture by Frederic Remington.

Other pieces were handed down from the owner’s godmother Jane Holzer, also known as “Baby Jane” of Andy Warhol’s factory. Jane’s famous art and furniture collection included a pair of Philippe Stark chairs and a Maria Pergay coffee table (both featured below), a Samuel Marx curved white leather sofa and round ottoman (now in the playroom), and a Paul Evans credenza. Jane also donated a painting by Beatrice Caracciolo as a wedding gift to the owners. All these collectible pieces acted as a starting point for the rest of the design.

Get the look: This is an Amy Somerville sofa in Emerald Green Mohair. Chairs are Philippe Starke. Coffee table is Maria Pergay. Petrified Wood Stool is by Jalan Jalan. Window Treatments are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Donghia “Vela” fabric. Art on main wall is by Lily Stockman. Art on right wall: Ross Iannatti, Hysteresis no. 7, 2012

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DINING ROOM

Alexis Humiston of ABH Interiors always places a strong emphasis on luxury fabrics and art, and all of the pieces of this project were either custom-made or one-of-a-kind vintage and antique. A work by Michal Manning sits in the formal dining room.

A variety of colours and patterns were used to make each room feel different from the rest, and to bring in youth and romance for weekend retreats. The furniture is an interwoven mix of styles including antique and family heirlooms, original midcentury modern, contemporary, handmade and custom.

Get the look: chairs are original Eero Saarinen purchased at auction from Wright in Chicago. Console table is Paul Evans. The light fixture is BYOK Piani Mono Light from Bright on Presidio. Art on left wall: Horst P. Horst, Jane Holzer, 1969. Art on main wall: Michael Manning, Untitled #10 (Sheryl Crow Pandora), 2013. Art on right wall in black frame: Bruce High Quality, Le radeau de la meduse. Art on right far wall: Cameron Welch.

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KITCHEN

A crisp, white kitchen is punctuated by accent colours of black in the window frame and kitchen island stools.

Get the look: Bar stools are designed by Norman Cherner for Design Within Reach

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MASTER BEDROOM

The bedroom is simple and elegant, with a wallpapered feature wall and the rest of the room in a calm blue palette. Black painted window frames give the chintzy florals a modern contrast.

Get the look: This is the Soane Britain “Dianthus Chintz” wallpaper. The bed is by The Upholstery Shed in Holland & Sherry “Powell” in Casper fabric and “Glace” in Indigo contrast welt. The love seat is custom-made by The Interiors House in Donghia Rubelli “Carlo” fabric. Bedding is from Matouk, side table is from The Future Perfect, chandelier from Vistosi and carpet from Stark. The desk is from Bungalow 5.

Pearl inlay side tables add to the pretty feel of the floral wallpaper, and scalloped bedding gives a decorative, hotel-inspired feel.

Get the look: The bedside tables are from Chairish (Design Mix Gallery). Sconces are from Restoration Hardware.

Equestrian touches feature here too, in the form of a large photograph of the Wild Horses of Sable Island by Roberto Dutesco.

Get the look: Curtains are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Holland & Sherry “Glace” in Indigo fabric. The desk is from Bungalow 5. Floating console is from Amuneal.

A desk area doubles as a vanity table.

Get the look: The desk is from Bungalow 5. Chair is from Wisteria. Desk lamp is from Coup d’Etat. The mirror is from The Kellogg Collection.

MASTER BATHROOM

Soft accents like the sheepskin rug, pretty roll down blinds and a side table with a vase make this bathroom feel more spa-like.

Get the look: Curtains are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Pollack “Hollywood and Vine” in White Tie fabric. The freestanding tub is from Forenza. The outdoor furniture on the balcony is from Restoration Hardware.

GUEST ROOM

The equestrian theme continues in the guest room where a classic Hermes silk fabric featuring jockey riders titled “Finish” was turned into a feature wall wallpaper, and window treatments feature real horsehair. The horse portrait was commissioned.

Get the look: Window treatments are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Zak + Fox “Ado” in Mori fabric (made of real horsehair) with Houles “Moire Braid” trim. Chairs are reupholstered in Zak + Fox “JuJu” in Moringa fabric. Chair cushions are from Chairish (Little Design Co.). Floor lamp is from Restoration Hardware. Bed pillows are custom made in Donghia Rubelli “Carlo” fabric with Holly Hunt “Indio” in Sweet Chestnut trim. Wallpaper is in fact the Hermes “Finish” in Grege fabric lined and turned into wallpaper. Chandelier is by Kelly Wearstler, Utopia Medium 5 Arm Chandelier from Circa Lighting. Globe pendants are from Room & Board. Beding is from Matouk. The horse portrait is a commissioned piece by Larry Wheeler.

GIRLS’ ROOMS

The girls’ rooms are decidedly chic and grown-up looking for a two and a four year old, proving that you really don’t need to stick to primary colours or Disney cartoons when it comes to little ones.

Get the look: The bed is by The Upholstery Shed in Holland & Sherry by Muriel Brandolini fabric. The rug is from Stark. Wallpaper is a Phillip Jeffries “Vinyl Solstice Silk” in Blush Star. Curtains are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Kathryn Ireland fabric. The desk is from Restoration Hardware. The bedding is from Hill House Home. The chandelier is from Pluma Cubic.

The rocking horse continues the home’s subtle equestrian theme.

Get the look: The bed is custom-made by The Upholstery Shed in Holland & Sherry by Muriel Brandolini fabric. Bedside tables are from Serena & Lily. Table light is from The Kellogg Collection. Bed pillows are custom made in Fermoie “Rabanna” fabric. Artwork is a Takashi Murakami print.

The dusky blush wallpaper, the pink pinstripe curtains, and details like the pretty scalloped bedding all give this room a soft and feminine feel.

Get the look: The wallpaper is Holland & Sherry by George Spencer Designs “Persian Rose” in Pink. Curtains are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Holland & Sherry “Patagonia” in Floral Pink fabric with Samuel + Sons “French Jumbo Ric Rac” trim. Desk chair is from Donghia. Fire dogs were purchased at Treadway in 2015 from the Estate of William and Anne Zimring, Chicago. Swivel chair is Serena & Lily. Chandelier is Aerin Hampton Chandelier from Circa Lighting. Bedding is Matouk.

SLEEPOVER ROOM

The girls even have a sleepover room, for when their friends or cousins join them at the weekends.

Get the look: Bed is custom built. Bedding is from Matouk.

PLAYROOM

The children’s playroom features an original vintage Samuel Marx curved white leather sofa and round ottoman from the “Baby Jane” Holzer  collection.

Get the look: This is an Andy Warhol print. The curtains are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Clarence House “Od Sole” in Multi fabric with Jane Churchill “Pom Pom Fringe” in Pink and Green trim. The carpet is from Stark. Both the sofa and ottoman are Samuel Marx. Cushions are custom-made in a stain-resistant Kravet performance fabric and Lisa Fine Textiles “Mughal Flower” in Monsoon. Wallpaper is Phillip Jeffries “Heathered Linens” in Seaglass.

The playroom even features an Andy Warhol print.

Get the look: This is an Andy Warhol print. The curtains are custom-made by Alana Woerpel in Clarence House “Od Sole” in Multi fabric with Jane Churchill “Pom Pom Fringe” in Pink and Green trim. The carpet is from Stark. Both the sofa and ottoman are Samuel Marx. Cushions are custom-made in a stain-resistant Kravet performance fabric and Lisa Fine Textiles “Mughal Flower” in Monsoon. Wallpaper is Phillip Jeffries “Heathered Linens” in Seaglass.

BARN APARTMENT

Aside from the main house there are guest houses too, including this barn apartment. A custom wall-mounted display for horse blankets won in competition continues the equestrian theme.

Get the look:  The coffee table is Jalan Jalan. Side chairs are from One Kings Lane. Cushions are from Chairish. The desk is Philippe Starck.

OUTDOORS

The outdoor space speaks for itself. Pure heaven.

Get the look: Outdoorfurniture is from Janus et Cie. Cushions are Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware.

See the full property and more of ABH Interior’ work here.

All photography is by Tim Williams

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