Anchoring the kitchen, an aged French butcher-block table adds just the right finishing touch. “Initially, I thought it might be too small in scale,” admits the homeowner, “but it fits perfectly and helps soften my selection of modern, stainless steel appliances.” The renovated kitchen reflects the harmony of objects and furnishings found throughout the house. Features like custom-made cabinetry, a farm-style sink, and limestone countertops provide ample space for work and storage without looking too formal.
Color also plays a key role in setting a tone for his interiors and highlighting his treasures. “Having collected English pottery for 20 years now, I’ve found that a neutral palette provides a pleasing backdrop for them,” he explains. “Such colors allow the house’s architectural details to speak clearly as well.”