Patterns and Historic Charm in a Bedford Home
Interior designer Heidi Caillier is one of the designers whose work never fails to impress me. Her wonderful use of color and textiles always create warm and inviting homes. And I am thrilled to share a new interior design project by her hand.
Heidi recently finished this beautiful period home dating back to the 1790s in Bedford, New York. The challenges ánd charm of this old home are embraced by Heidi’s design using muted color tones and classic designs.
Throughout the home you will find fabric patterns and wallpaper from leading design brands like William Morris and De Gournay. These add some whimsy and natural elements to this beautiful period home.
The sitting room at the back of the house gets more natural light than most rooms in this house. To create a cozy feeling, Heidi painted the walls a wonderful blue hue called “Wellfleet” by Portola Paints.
The two window seats on either side of the brick fireplace make for a perfect reading spot.
The sofa has a William Morris designed upholstery called “Willow Boughs”.
The dining room is whimsical with the floral Erdem wallpaper for De Gournay. The dining chairs are upholstered with fabric from Holland & Sherry.
The sitting room at the front of the house has low ceilings and don’t get much natural light. Heidi kept this room in a light color scheme with two Nickey Kehoe sofa’s in a Mokum fabric, and one in a Bennison fabric.
A contemporary touch is added to this cozy sitting room with a photograph by Tania Franco Klein.
The Bedford house has a simple kitchen with light gray cabinets. But when a room has such amazing historic bones like this kitchen with the exposed beams then less is more. The pendants above te kitchen island are by deVOL and the kitchen stools are from Summer Studio.
The kitchen has soapstone counters and a Carrara marble island.
Another stunning period feature in the kitchen is this big stone fireplace. It makes for a lovely seating area.
Next to the kitchen is a more cozy and informal dining room compared to the one we’ve seen before. The English-style dining room has a custom made round dining table, the chair pillows are by Carolina Irving.
Even though there are a lot of patterns in the master bedroom it isn’t overwhelming thanks to the calm earthy color scheme.
On the walls in the master bedroom is the Samode wallpaper by Lisa Fine.
The two beds in the children’s room are by Jenny Lind.
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Even the smallest room in the house has wallpaper, this lovely floral design is by Pierre Frey.
photography by Haris Kenjar – shared with kind permission