Paris-based decorator India Mahdavi oversaw the daring transformation of a Connecticut residence for longtime clients. The house, which is composed of a historic barn and a number of modern additions, as seen from the entrance drive. Gorgeous!
In the living room, Mahdavi grouped two pairs of sofas, twin screens, and cocktail tables—all of her own design—with vintage André Arbus lounge chairs and Jean Royère armchairs; the red metal floor lamp is also by Royère, the sculptural floor lamp at far left is by Andrea Branzi, and the rug is by Fedora Design.
Another barn serves as the pool house; the dining table and benches are by Piet Hein Eek.
Bespoke cabinetry and a Campana Brothers suspension light enliven the kitchen, where the owners’ golden retriever relaxes on the floor; the stools are by Bassam Fellows from Design Within Reach, the Eames side chairs are by Vitra, and the oven is by Miele.
The double-height formal dining area, occupying part of the original barn, is furnished with chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son and a custom-made table by India Mahdavi; the framed photograms (at left) are by Susan Derges, and the vintage screen is by Don Harvey.
Complementary mirrors by Mahdavi hang above the master bath’s custom-made double vanity, which is sheathed in marble and equipped with drawer pulls by Ted Muehling for E. R. Butler & Co.
The master suite is appointed with an array of India Mahdavi pieces, including the bed, sofas, and carpet; the floor lamp (at left) is by Christian Liaigre, the ceramic table lamp is vintage, and the painting is by Agnes Martin
The games barn is one of several outbuildings on the property.
In the play room of the barn games – an entire wall is invested by Sol LeWitt. On the ceiling, an Ingo Maurer lamp.
In the residence, a room was reserved for an installation by James Turrell, as a parenthesis dedicated to meditation.
The property features a tree house by Roderick Romero.
Photography by Jason Schmidt