December 2021

Mi Casa

It went from being a space anchored in the eighties to exhibiting a surprising mix of styles such as Scandinavian minimalism or Californian elegance and Japandi details.

Christine Stucker and James Veal, co-founders of the interior design firm and architecture studio Stewart-Schäfer, have just completed the comprehensive renovation of the first floor of this house located in Nyack, New York, with enviable views of the Hudson River. Distributed over more than 278 square meters, the space seemed stuck in the eighties, although we must admit that it had great possibilities: high ceilings, views to the outside, lots of natural light... Come on, it was a diamond in the rough!Accustomed to living in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, the owners (a couple with a newborn baby) longed to enjoy the calm that only nature is capable of offering, and they found it, without a doubt, in this beautiful house.

Now, the ground floor showcases a mix of minimalist Scandinavian design, Californian elegance and Japanese-inspired details. Kitchen, formal living room and living room, all rooms have been spiced up by the selection of the best materials, such as quartz countertops, white oak that stars in the cabinets or the concrete that covers the fireplace in the main living room. On the other hand, by using unexpected textures and intense colors in some very specific areas, the designers gave each environment personality. The works of art, selected with great care, were also part of the decorative strategy. In general, the project is a clear commitment to an eclectic style that speaks to the clients' tastes, while offering a timeless look with a modern touch designed to last over time.