Refined aesthetic and sophisticated colour sense in a carriage house decorated by Virginia Tupker

/Refined aesthetic and sophisticated colour sense in a carriage house decorated by Virginia Tupker

Refined aesthetic and sophisticated colour sense in a carriage house decorated by Virginia Tupker

Not that long ago I came across a picture of the living room of this charming country house. I was eager to see more of this country home and absolutely wanted to know more about the decorator. I soon discovered an article at the online magazine Elle Decor, that shared more pictures of this Bedford NY house.

I was completely captivated by the rustic charm and cosy interior of this carriage house decorated by interior designer Virginia Tupker.

This Connecticut based designer, who grew up in London and having a background as magazine editor and stylist for House & Garden and Vogue Living, was commissioned by the current owners to turn this carriage house (that was originally used as a place to keep horses and in later generations used as a sheep barn), one of the eight outbuildings of a 45-acre Bedford NY farm built in 1870, into decent guest quarters.

Virginia absolutely succeeded in her job to turn this carriage house into a warm and welcoming retreat. As Virginia is known for her passion for beautiful textiles and her sophisticated sense for colour, she brought in plenty of patterned textiles especially form India to keep the place cosily rustic. And by adding some pieces of midcentury furniture she even succeeded in giving the home interior a fresh and refined look.

 

This picture of the Bedford house living room caught my attention. I love the cosy and warm atmosphere Virginia created here. She absolutely has a sophisticated colour sense that is reflected in her choice of fabrics for the sofa upholstery and cushions. Notice the gorgeous 19th century Dhurrie carpet!

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

The Bedford carriage house as seen from the garden. The landscape design is by Miranda Brooks.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

In this sitting area of the carriage house Virginia mixed fine vintage furniture as the chairs by Pierre Jeanneret and the cocktail table by Roger Capron. Again here lots of patterned cushions from Les Indiennes and Nathan Turner. The pendant light is by Roost.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Virginia Tupker

Dining room with vintage chairs around a Swedish table.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

Concrete kitchen floor. The kitchen island is made of a vintage marble slab on a steel base. Shelving is made of reclaimed wood found on the farm.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

 The antique display cabinet in the entry is topped with Spanish terra-cotta pots from the 1930s.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

These guest room beds are dressed with Chelsea Textiles spreads. The curtains are made of a Les Indiennes fabric and the rug is a vintage Indian Dhurrie.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

The bathroom sink and fittings are by Urban Archaeology.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

The wall leading to the powder room is made of reclaimed wooden boards.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Virginia Tupker

The headboard in the master bedroom is covered in a 19th-century Pakistani textile.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

In the captain’s bedroom the custom mattress is covered in a C&C Milano linen and again here a vintage Dhurrie on the floor.

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Elle Decor

Photo credit Mikkel Vang   Image source Virginia Tupker

 

To see more of Virginia Tupker’s work, please visit her website at WWW.VIRGINIATUPKER.COM 

Visit Virginia’s online shop HERE

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend !

xx

Greet

By |2018-07-11T10:53:52+00:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |1 Comment

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  1. michele@hellolovely Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:46 PM - Reply

    It’s so unique and so special, Greet. I recall seeing it in Elle Decor and melting. The designer manages to use color that is both cheerful yet sophisticated and classic. That captain’s bed with the rope handled drawers! I could stare at that forever! Off to discover more loveliness on your blog! xox

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