Jocelyn Sinauer, the owner of antiques shop The Red Chair in Hudson, New York, (known for its mix of 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century finds), has created a light-filled oasis in an 1860s whaling house. Did we mention she lives above the shop? Her apartment, which is situated on the three floors above her antiques store, is outfitted with furniture and accessories she has collected during her travels to France, Sweden, and beyond. Join us for a tour.
Above: An antique lighting fixture hangs in the lower hallway. According to Sinauer, the building was one of the last of the whaling houses of the Hudson Whaling Company.
Above: The paneled walls are painted a creamy white; the antique Provence dining table is from France.
Above: Originally built as a placeholder, the open shelving is made from marble slabs (the result ultimately won Sinauer over, trumping her plans for cabinets).
Above: The dining table, chairs, chandelier, and stools are all antique finds from Sinauer’s travels. “We used old architectural pieces to define the spaces,” she says.
Above: Sinauer displays her collection of old French mugs, iron stone pitchers, and iron stone plates on open shelving. “Just to have everything laid out in front of you has been wonderful and we really use everything on a daily basis,” she says.
Above: The ceramics collection serves as both art and serving ware. “I use pretty everything I collect, as least as far as kitchen items,” Sinauer says.
Above: White and cream linens in the bedroom complement the home’s neutral theme.
Above: A side table in the bedroom serves as a still-life tableau.
Above: Linen throw pillows in indigo and cream cover an antique daybed.