“I grew up in California. I was used to living surrounded by nature. I love New York, but I missed seeing the tiny seasonal changes you see in the country, the things that last only a week or two: wild raspberries, the morel mushrooms, the lilacs.”
Sloane Klevin—a partner at a film advertising production company—grew up in California learning about Saarinen tables and Eames chairs, thanks to her interior designer grandmother, Dorothy Hoffman. When she purchased her Dutchess County home in 2012 to escape her busy New York life, she had already amassed quite the collection of mid-century modern pieces, from Bertoia to Wegner.
After extensive renovations, he was eager to reconnect with the indoor-outdoor life she had known in California in her new weekend home, but she knew she had to soften up her prized collection of mid-century treasures with accents that would make the house feel more comfortable, and less like a period museum. She hired interior designer Selina Van Der Geest to do just that—and the space was layered with kilim rugs, vintage accents, and well placed touches of color.
Images via the NY Times.