Susan Taylor & Juliana Ferrazzi
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gathering spaces at a Newtown estate

The formal library is one of the most used rooms when family gathers here. The former dining table was repurposed as a library table, and four leather-capped armchairs provide seating for cards, laptop computers or light fare. The sculptural chandelier is just another piece of art in the homeowner’s collection of delightful chandeliers!

Rich, custom library-like cases hold memorabilia and family collections, cherished photographs and awards. And while the young adults sit around the table with games and cards, two stunning leather wing chairs welcome friends to converse and discuss the day. A custom window treatment softens the room in a tailored design. Using fine pieces of furniture from a former home is always a win/win. This finely appointed room speaks the language of style in a warm and welcoming way.


Step into an intimate media room at the bottom of an extra wide staircase. A combination of chic, light upholstery and rug are punctuated with several organic touches that add warmth and real living. Built-in storage and floating shelving house white accents, which keep the soothing neutrality of the design intact. One of our favorite floating bars backs up the to sofa and adds a space for three for snacking, iPad use or casual conversation.  A cozy room for a ladies night, a family gathering, or an afternoon getaway!


Here is another view of the media room … and yes, with performance fabric on the barstools! We make living with beauty real.


The ladies might want to gather in the cozy smaller media room, but the men will want to gather in this fully stocked bar with all the style to go along with it. A bank of two 4-light pendants create a continuous line of artistic, yet manly lighting. The ceiling design by Zaveta Custom Builders adds the perfect detail  to the warmth of the fine woodworking. Add the large screen TV and leather and rattan barstools for a cool night with the guys … or gals! No need to go out, it’s all here.


Another family gathering space is adjacent to the bar area. Note a favorite design where two sofa/chaise style upholstery pieces fit like a puzzle. When space permits, this is a truly perfect layout for a room that demands plenty of seating and ample room for lounging. Extended four seat sofas with an additional chaise provide ample seating, napping or lounging! Two booked coffee tables give everyone a place for drinks with storage for an extra blanket or throw. The wide wood paneled sofa arms, graphic area rug and storage console with marble doors are the design elements of the room that add interest. And, who doesn’t want a few animal print fur pillows?! Count me in. I’m loving this room.