February 16, 2019

A Transformation Project at My Farm

I hope you all have a copy of my newest issue of “Living” - our March 2019 magazine is on newsstands right now!

In this issue, I talk about the completion of a transformation project at my Bedford, New York farm. For quite some time, I've wanted to expand the living space in my Winter House to create a peaceful area for writing, meeting and enjoying the beautiful views of the landscape. I decided that enclosing my large porch was the perfect solution, and worked with my architect, Keith Kroeger, to design the room. We installed sliding doors and sidelight windows by Reilly Architectural, and painted the area my signature Bedford Gray. Once the room was finished, I filled it with some of my favorite pieces and accessories, including: shades by Bruce + Hansen LLC, vintage Lloyd Loom settees with horsehair pad cushions by Luther Quintana Upholstery, an antique English desk, my Apple MacBook Air in their new gold color I love, desk supplies from my Martha Stewart Office collection at Staples, mirrors I brought down from Skylands, my home in Maine, rare 19th century English papier-mache chairs, and antique sconces. I also brought in my large black canary cage and my flock of Red Factor canaries from Marc Morrone, vintage plant stands and plant stands from my collection on QVC as well as various seasonal houseplants from my greenhouse. You will love the finished result - pick up the issue and take a look at how it all came together. You can also go to marthastewart.com for great ideas on how you can update or transform the rooms in your home.

Here are some photos of the transformation process - enjoy.