One local home harnesses the essence of a vibrant smoking room with modern-day touches.
Brunschwig & Fils drapery from Kravet adorns the dining room windows.
Bachelor pads typically follow the same design formula: modern lounge chairs, oversize entertainment centers, Jordan Belfort pop art and stocked wet bars. Thankfully, Ana Donohue of Ana Donohue Interiors (anadonohueinteriors.com) went a different route when designing her client’s home. The two-story abode underwent a much-needed redesign that strays far from bachelor pad territory with rich jewel tones, fun patterns and feminine touches.
The sunroom features the Hollander Ottoman from Old Biscayne Designs.
“The overall aesthetic of the project was masculine traditional meets color explosion,” she says of the three-bed, 2 ½-bath Tudor. “The client is a dynamic person and he loves color even more than me. The home did not reflect the man who lived there.” Following an over two-and-a-half-year timeline, the historical home was reinvigorated, seamlessly blending the old and new. Antique pieces and moody tones compliment the heavier original details like the molding, the fireplace and hand-carved doors.
Tarski’s Triptych mirror from John-Richard opens up the space.
Upon entering the foyer, a blue croc-style wallpaper pairs perfectly with the dark wood touches, while a gold Sunburst light fixture from Global Views (globalviews.com) brightens the space. Venture into the main living space, where cobalt blue and warm gray tones wow. Guests can choose between a custom Hickory Chair (hickorychair.com) sectional wrapped in Lee Jofa-Kravet (kravet.com) blue velvet, the neutral-toned Donya bench from Vanguard Furniture (vanguardfurniture.com) or two Jean swivel chairs from Hickory Chair. Cocktails by the fireplace with original trim are made easy thanks to a playful Andrew Martin (perigold.com) Jigsaw coffee table.
Linear glass pendants from Hudson Valley Lighting hang above the island.
However, one must look up to observe the room’s most showstopping details. Hanging from a gold leaf ceiling with dark wood beams, a Currey & Company (curreyandcompany.com) Sommelier chandelier glistens with the green hues of recycled wine bottles. “I love the grandeur of the formal living room,” notes the client. “The color contrast is perfection. I love the warmth the gold leaf brings to the ceiling against the blue wallpaper as well as how the green in the chandelier draws the outside in.”
A colorful wallpaper by Cole & Son completes the powder room.
Additional lounge space awaits in the adjacent sunroom, where natural light splashes across Vanguard Furniture’s Bennett sectional, adorned with green chenille fabric from Osborne & Little (osborneandlittle.com). Blue accents are sprinkled throughout the airy space, such as a Stark Carpet (starkcarpet.com) rug and Wesley Hall (wesleyhall.com) Jamestown swivel chairs in a textured cerulean fabric. Youthful elements like a hand table from Global Views complete the room.
The dining room is bursting with the perfect blend of color and pattern.
Finishing off the main level is a green-accented kitchen. While Donohue notes the space is most-likely utilized for takeout, the design still welcomes any chef with black cabinetry, forest green walls, red leopard Scroll swivels from Century Furniture (centuryfurniture.com) and a floral window treatment from Designers Guild (designersguild.com). The kitchen flows effortlessly into the dining room, where a cobalt blue wet bar with a wine fridge takes center stage.
The primary bath boasts a black and white checkered floor.
Since the client loves entertaining, a custom oval dining table by Old Biscayne Designs (oldbiscaynedesigns.com) was a must. The imposing piece sits below a Visual Comfort & Co. (visualcomfort.com) chandelier with feather-like details. Artistic Frame (artisticframe.com) Longacre chairs surround the table and add a pop of color, courtesy of Misia Paris’ (misia-paris.com) velvet jacquard fabric. Upstairs, the maximalist details continue into the primary suite: Think hints of blue in the Lorenzo Castillo (lorenzocastillo.org) velvet blue headboard and indigo Feizy (feizy.com) rug featuring a dot-based design.
Noir Furniture nightstands bookend the bed.
Rounding out the home is the en suite, which leans more into pattern than color for a serene atmosphere among a truly whimsical residence. The designer concludes: “When you are lucky enough to have a client trust you and allow a designer to take chances to create something unique, especially for the client, it is a magical experience.”
Ana Donohue Interiors
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