When I wrote about interior designer Cathy Kincaid’s new book The Well Adorned Home I purposely omitted the images from this stunning Connecticut home so I could share them in their entirety with all of you. The ship captain’s house dates back to the 1750’s and sits on a hill above the Connecticut River. Kincaid decorated the newly renovated abode for her clients with a timeless palette of “sage greens, muddy reds, mustard yellows, and soft blues.” Below, explore more of the magical property and find my suggestions on how to get a similar look in your own home.
A pea gravel path surrounds a fountain in front of the the charming shingle home.
An elegant vignette in the light-filled foyer.
The double-height entry foyer with its wall of paneled windows and wooden staircase was part of the home’s new addition.
The library’s walls and roman shades feature Les Indiennes fabric.
The fabulous matching chair and ottoman are covered in Pierre Frey’s Le Manach.
A striped cotton rug from Elizabeth Eakins adds a graphic pattern to the dining room.
I just love this cozy seating arrangement at the far end of the dining room. The curtain fabric is by Sister Parish.
The family room is a dreamy palette of greens, brown, and blues. That wonderful bamboo corner chair is an antique and has a custom cushion made from a vintage sari.
The perfect spot for a cup of tea.
At the end of the hallway, this lovely window seat allows in light and adds architectural interest.
Kincaid is a master of details. How charming are the window seat’s cushions, curtains, shades, and sconces?!
A darling butler’s pantry with butcher block countertops, open shelving, and a pretty patterned wallpaper.
In this gorgeous guest room the wallpaper is by Robert Kime and the curtain and headboard fabric is by Jasper.
The bone table lamp is from John Rosselli & Associates.
Wishing I could move into this timeless blue and white bedroom with monogrammed Julia B. linens.
A detail of the magnificent bed canopy.
Love the faux bamboo headboard.
A seating area at the foot of the bed.
Monogrammed towels hang from lucite towel bars above a slipper chair in this bathroom.
This guest bedroom features a headboard in a custom Chelsea Textiles fabric.
A detail of the classic blue and white bed canopy and its sweet trim.
Antique owl prints are framed in this classic blue and white bathroom.
The potting shed and the clients’ darling pup, Ferris.
A lovely arched gate overlooking the Connecticut River.
Breakfast served on the terrace with furniture by McKinnon and Harris.
Can’t go wrong with a classic blue and white table setting! I’ve linked a similar egg caddy below.
The charming pool pavilion is known as “The Birdhouse.”
(photography by Tria Giovan)
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I hope you enjoyed this home tour!
For many more details on this home and to view much more of Kincaid’s work, be sure to check out her new book!