At Home in Sullivan County, NY (Turkey Feathers Included) by

Issue 100 · Giving Thanks · November 25, 2013

At Home in Sullivan County, NY (Turkey Feathers Included)

Issue 100 · Giving Thanks · November 25, 2013

Four years ago, Laura Silverman, a writer and creative consultant (we're followers of her blog, Glutton for Life), and her husband, George Billard, a filmmaker, left their long-time home in New York City to live upstate in a 1935 cedar-shingle cottage. Although the house is actually smaller than their city loft, it doubles in size during the summer months thanks to a large screened-in porch the couple added on.

Photos by Michael Mundy for An Afternoon With.

Laura Silverman Entry Michael Mundy/Remodelista

Above: A French market basket always hangs at the ready near the door. The wire storage caddy is from the Sundance catalog.

Laura Silverman Living Room Michael Mundy/Remodelista

Above: Floors and beams stained almost black give the room a touch of drama. The original Warren Platner chair survived a fire and was recovered in Indonesian ikat. The silk burlap couch is from ABC Carpet & Home. The vintage safe in the corner serves as a liquor cabinet.

Laura Silverman Brick FIreplace Remodelista

Above: The brick fireplace, whose design was taken from a mid-century book on Swedish fireplaces, replaced a wood-burning stove. The vintage Tyrolean dining chairs are from Paula Rubenstein in NYC.

Laura Silverman Books Remodelista

Above: Brightly hued books add dashes of color here and there (a dried pumpkin stem from the garden rests on the stack of books at right).

Laura Silver Still Life Michael Mundy/Remodelista

Above: Atop an old wooden shoe rack, ceramics include vintage German pieces and others by L.A. potter Mirena Kim. The tree photo by Dietmar Busse, showing two trunks grown together, was a wedding gift. The little copper pipe sculpture echoes the form.

Laura Silverman Kitchen Michael Mundy/Remodelista

Above: An antique cabinet from India that sits at one end of the breakfast nook holds Laura’s collections of cookbooks and copper cookware.

Laura Silverman Still Life Michael Mundy Remodelista

Above: A pair of mercury bottles adds a glimmer to a naturalistic tableau.

Laura Silverman Mirror Michael Mundy/Remodelista

Above: A small hallway glows with Farrow & Ball’s Calke Green, a color based directly on a cleaned version of the breakfast room at Calke Abbey. The reclaimed teak mirror frames a bronze mask brought back from a trip to Java.

Laura Silverman Porch Remodelsita

Above: A view of the space-doubling screened porch.

Laura Silverman Votives Michael Mundy Remodelista

Above: The weathered zinc top table in the porch is from ABC Carpet & Home. The bronze hurricane lamps are from Aero.

Laura Silverman Porch Remodelista

Above: A hammock slung in a corner of the porch.

Laura Silverman Michael Mundy Study Remodelista

Above: Laura's study, with rustic shelves and desk; the linen shades are from The Shade Store.

John Derian Tray Laura Silverman Remodelista

Above: A decoupage from John Derian with an inspirational message.

Laura Silverman Guest Bed Remodelista

Above: The room where Laura works has a built-in daybed covered in Italian linen that often accommodates a single guest. A denim seat cushion was made for the vintage wicker chair. The framed poster is from a White Stripes concert.

Laura Silverman Michael Munday Lamp Remodelista

Above: A naturalist who blogs about gardening, foraging, and cooking at Glutton for Life, Laura brings many organic elements into the house. This vignette includes Elsa Peretti’s terra cotta bone candlesticks, a collection of turkey feathers and a vintage box made of solid tiger’s eye.

Laura Silverman Bedroom Michael Mundy/Remodelista

Above: A collection of feathers Laura gathers on her walks serves as wall decor in the bedroom.


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