Old Greenwich Retreat

THE DECORATION OF AN early 20th century shingle captain’s house in Old Greenwich, Connecticut architecturally reimagined by Joel Barkley.  The interiors contrast expansive, light-filled rooms within a waterside addition and moody, intimate spaces carved out of the original house.  The client dreamed of an alluring home that would radiate the nonchalant sophistication of a bygone era without feeling like a vintage set piece.  1950s French lighting and a mix of stylish mid-century furniture is blended with 19th century heirlooms and contemporary artisanal furniture and textiles designed for the house.  Especially noteworthy is the living room sofa upholstered in custom-printed floral fabric whose pattern becomes denser at the skirt.

Photos by Paul Costello