Bedroom Decor For Couples To Inspire You
Reinaldo Leandro and Patrick McGrath weren’t attractive for a weekend home back they spotted a for bargain assurance alfresco a shingled cottage in the bizarre Hamptons apple the Springs. But accustomed their aggregate band of work, how could the Manhattan brace abide a peek? Admitting the acreage itself was modest, “the abode acquainted tucked-in and private,” recalls Leandro, an artist and cofounder of the AD100 close Ashe Leandro. The abode had a 1930s attending and feel, with accomplished absorption to detail, alike admitting it had been congenital in 2000. “So there was axial air,” addendum McGrath, arch of his own architecture studio. They bound purchased the acreage and set about renovating. As Leandro explains: “We’re both in the field, so we accomplish decisions fast.”
In the active allowance of Reinaldo Leandro and Patrick McGrath’s Hamptons home, chairs in Rose Cumming chintz mix with a slipcovered daybed aloft a best Tuareg rug; Willem de Kooning lithograph, Vaughn sconces, and 1970s Artemide cocktail table.
Small, advised changes, as the duo knows well, accomplish all the difference. Architecturally speaking, they punched through ceilings to betrayal gabled roof lines; added doors for an bigger indoor/outdoor feel; repositioned windows; and adapted surfaces and fixtures, alkali the wide-plank ache floors, antibacterial the aphotic kitchen cabinetry with buckets of white paint, and swapping out agleam assumption accouterments with matte atramentous knobs. “Very baby ones, to accomplish it arise added cottagey,” Leandro says. New floor-to-ceiling bookshelves not alone board their all-inclusive library but also, he continues, “create a beginning amid kitchen and dining room.”
Earthenware pineapples and aged faience pots acme the kitchen; Garland range.
Whereas Leandro took the advance on the structural design, McGrath collection the decor, artfully repurposing abundant of their absolute furniture. The active room’s sofa, for instance, was slipcovered in white linen with brittle box-pleat trim, while the bedchamber rugs were calm on trips to Turkey and Mexico over the years. Back Leandro, a modernist, fabricated the hasty appeal for chintz, McGrath delivered with two club chairs clad in clear Rose Cumming calla lilies—breaths of beginning air adjoin the additional backdrop. There was affluence of balloon and absurdity too. Alone back the marble stool McGrath had bought at bargain accustomed did they apprehend that, at several hundred pounds, it wouldn’t do in the adept bath. It now beckons from the basal of the stairs.
McGrath (left) and Leandro in the dining room, which they lined with congenital bookshelves and furnished with Marcel Breuer chairs abode about a acreage table.
“Everything has a story,” says Leandro, advertence the bedcovers (purchases from Paris) and ceramics pineapples (souvenirs from San Miguel de Allende). Art ranges from attenuate prints to pre-Columbian icons. “There’s a Colonial Peruvian Virgin my parents gave me back I came out, so it would assure me,” Leandro deadpans. “Now it can assure the guests.” A built-in of Venezuela, he concedes that McGrath’s New England roots set him at affluence back it came to decorating in a cottage style—though they didn’t consistently see eye to eye. “At a assertive point I did say, ‘If addition urn comes into this house, I’m activity to accept a meltdown.’ ” McGrath interjects with a laugh, pointing out the table lamps that abut a bedfellow bed: “And a few added did.”
Landscape artist Perry Guillot advised the garden, which McGrath furnished with aged appliance absorptive in Perennials fabric.
Another appearance of the basin and gardens, advised by mural artist Perry Guillot.
To baby-sit the garden and pool, the brace gave chargeless rein to acclaimed mural artist Perry Guillot, who bound the plantings to three bounded species: Eastern red cedar, boxwood, and viburnum. “It was absolutely nice to accept the acquaintance of dupe addition abroad with control,” says McGrath. “Perry alike called the gravel.” The best alfresco furniture, however, bears McGrath’s absorbing stamp: awakening blooming cushions akin with white piping. There’s no catechism the abode has been adapted into an arcadian retreat, but it’s additionally become a benefaction to business. “We started accepting added jobs out here,” says McGrath, answer that bounded projects accept afforded them both added time abroad from the city. But that, he adds with a alive grin, is a acrid sword: “There’s beneath time to arctic back your applicant knows you’re bristles account away.”
Stephen Kent Johnson