This fantastical oasis is the ultimate worldly city sanctuary. The village scenes on the chinoiserie wallpaper provide a welcome contrast to the urban New York City views, and the use of lavender creates an unusual, updated, and rather dreamy effect. “The bedside tables are 1940s French and have added panache from the brightly painted glass tops we created for them,” says Jayne.
A Collector's Dreamscape
This bedroom, in the house of an aficionado of postwar art and Georgian furniture, speaks to both passions without an ounce of excess or clutter. “The high quality of both the art and the decorative arts allows them to work well together,” says Jayne. The pale scheme—a soft palette of muted gray and white—creates an elegant, inviting refuge that’s tailor-made for peaceful dreams.
Haven on the Hudson
“This relatively large bedroom has an intimacy derived from the use of a custom scenic paper with views of the Hudson River, which is not far from this house,” says Thomas Jayne. “The antique quilt was from our client’s family. The bed was, by repute, made for Duncan Phyfe’s sister.” The old giltwood frames with mirrors are another favorite of his, particularly for the texture they add to newly decorated rooms. (See our sale for a particularly fine example!)
A Beautiful Balance
This charming bedroom strikes a perfect harmony of history and personality, and of male and female touches. “The fairly feminine wallpaper—a reproduction of a late-18th-century paper by Adelphi Paper Hangings—is balanced by a very masculine Audubon print of the California condor,” says Jayne. The bed is a Creole design by Harrison Higgins.