February 20, 2021

Transforming a Room

I hope you all have a copy of my latest issue of “Living” - our March 2021 magazine is on newsstands right now! Among the many wonderful stories in this issue - photos of a recent redecorating project at my Bedford, New York farm.

Just like many of you, I spent much of last year at home. Most of my work time was spent on phone calls, in video conferences, and various virtual appearances and broadcasts. And then whenever possible, I gardened, I cooked, I baked, I cleaned, I organized, and I re-arranged. I decided I wanted to change the function of a small dining area in my Winter House between the foyer and servery to create a comfortable sitting room for online meetings and my morning coffee. It seemed like the perfect opportunity since I could be home to oversee all the work. We replaced the carpeting, cleaned the wood floors, and then with the help of my colleague and dear friend, Kevin Sharkey, redecorated and revitalized the space. I included reupholstered furniture in gorgeous Fortuny I already had, and silk velvet from Schumacher. I added glazed gold and platinum "garden stools" made by Christopher Spitzmiller as side tables. A large brass tray atop an iron base serves as a coffee table. And stunning mirrors I had collected over the years and beautiful drabware plates were hung on the walls by our friends at iLevel. It all came together so nicely. Please check out the entire story about this room and the other areas I redid in the March issue.

And enjoy these photos of some of our transformation process.