From Margaret Everton on July 16, 2010 in New York
With a husband calling for contemporary and his wife insisting on traditional, Summit-based designer Frank DelleDonne had his work cut out for him. In the end, he updated this 8,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home with the perfect balance between the twoall while overcoming the wifes fear of window treatments. Bright, bold color choices in the living room were used to update the traditional vibe. The sofa was custom made with laremont fabric while the wood-backed club chairs were covered in Cowtan and Tout wool. Nickel chandeliers bring attention to the ceilings exposed beams. The design for the groin-vault gallery that faces the outdoor pool was more about the architecture than the decorative touches. DelleDonne chose polished nickel chandeliers for additional lighting, as well as complimenting the 12-inch base molding. The staircase got a burst of color with this Norwegian wool runner, while the settee at the base of the stairs dramatizes their curvature. Small touches of texture and a bold blue backdrop bring this bathroom together with a slightly nautical feel. While DelleDonne might have questioned his ability to bring two seemingly different design styles together, he certainly succeeded with flying colors. Now, husband and wife each have the home they wanted all along.