Character Traits-Dining/living area

In the combined dining/living area, “the orientation of the furniture and lighting clearly defines each room,” Vacca says, but one large area rug unifies the two in a space-enhancing way.

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Character Traits-Hallway Niche

This hallway niche “is like a little glove box,” Vey says. It’s the handiwork of the original owner, a cabinetmaker by trade. A framed photo of the couple’s son skiing […]

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Character Traits-Dining Area

Eclectic and relaxed, the dining area is a complete mix of old and new, the designer says. “I added the modern matte-black light fixture and sleek woven rattan chairs to […]

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Character Traits-Accents

Mixing contem­porary accents with timeworn pieces keeps things interesting — and unexpected. Clockwise (from upper left): contemporary wood beads, a vintage wood shoe form and antique power pole insulator, a […]

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Character Traits-Living room

In the combined dining/living area, “the orientation of the furniture and lighting clearly defines each room,” Vacca says, but one large area rug unifies the two in a space-enhancing way.

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Character Traits

Marrying the old with the new for a timeless feel in Pennington     When Bonnie and Randy Vey sold the Olde Tymes Inn and Restaurant, a 1900s-era establishment they […]

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Character Traits-Family room

Existing sofas in the family room and elsewhere are upholstered in Crypton, a high-performance fabric. A custom, oversized dark wood coffee table grounds the setting. Hints of blue were introduced […]

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Character Traits-Dutch Door

A charming Dutch door extends a warm welcome. The oak plant stand and mirror, reupholstered antique claw-foot chair, mahogany sideboard and two-clasp trunk — just beyond in the adjacent dining/living […]

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Character Traits-Bookcase Displays

Bookcase displays were once cluttered with double the number of vintage accessories and mementos. “Kara worked her magic,” refining and editing the collections down to the most meaningful, owner Bonnie […]

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