If you follow McGrath II on instagram, then you’ve probably been fawning over this Long Island farmhouse that they revealed to their followers over the past few weeks. Built in the 1800’s, the historic home was recently renovated to restore the building’s architectural integrity and adjust the flow from room to room. The residence functions as a weekend and summer house for a (very lucky!) young family, so McGrath II’s goal was to come up with a timeless color palette that could transition from one season to the next. Mother and daughter duo Suzanne and Lauren McGrath tackled the project with their usual panache (think the perfect mix of antiques, vintage, and custom upholstery!), and the result is simply stunning. Below, explore more of the gorgeous Locust Valley home.
The home’s spacious living room is filled with natural light.
A yellow sofa and Indian floral patterned curtains are now officially on my wish list.
A small, dark wood-paneled sitting room off the main living room was transformed after McGrath II had it painted in a Scandinavian-inspired faux bois finish. The colorful stripe carpet was selected for its practicality as the room opens to the outdoors.
Note the practical and handsome built-in storage throughout. One can never have enough bookcases!
All the upholstery has fabulous detail like the front feet on the armchair above.
Bold persimmon walls and a gorgeous bench in the front hall.
Lovely wide plank floors and gingham dining chairs. No detail was overlooked—note the tassel trim on the curtains.
The mural in the dining room is by artist Dean Barger whose work you may recognize from Le Coucou in New York.
Love the gingham seats on the dining chairs.
The Swedish influences in the dining room have me missing Scandinavia!
In the back foyer, the client’s antique demilune table was repurposed and paired with an 18th century Flemish mirror and a pair of Greek vase prints.
A thick woven natural fiber rug and more handsome built-in bookcases.
Love the large-scale contemporary egg photograph above the sofa–it mixes things up a bit.
The small-scale wallpaper and pleated sconce shades in this charming powder room make a sweet statement.
The floral print bed hangings on this canopy bed are an absolute dream.
A fireplace in the bedroom.
I never met a ruffled chair skirt I didn’t like.
Another view of the floral bed canopy.
Window seats are among my favorite things–this one looks like perfection.
A handsome and cozy attic room. I love that they’ve repeated the same pattern on the walls and the window treatment–granny chic at its best.
Get the Locust Valley farmhouse look:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this home tour! Be sure to check out my new SHOP section for more of my favorite home decor and furniture finds (it’s updated daily)!
(photography by Joshua McHugh)
Julie Pierotti says
Thank you for this post! I love all the images and I am especially grateful you took the time to hunt down so many things to help us “get the look.” Thanks so much!
Katie Armour Taylor says
Julie – So glad you enjoyed it! McGrath II does such wonderful work!