The New Traditional – Dreamy Country Retreat

Another week, another great home tour! Happy Monday, friends! A few months back, Architectural Digest featured a Connecticut country retreat that was simply show-stopping and definitely a must-share! The home belongs to luxury accessories Edie Parker founder Brett Heyman and her husband. Purchased as a country getaway, the New York based entrepreneur and fashion designer enlisted the help of decorator Mark Cunningham in order to transform the six bedroom shingle house into the perfect family weekend home. And even though my personal taste gravitates towards smaller, cozier homes, I can’t help but LOVE this one! The interior design and architecture are sublime!

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

Due to its generous length, different chair groupings divide the living room into separate but cohesive conversation areas. Antiques and vintage pieces, like the Frank Gehry coffee table below, are mixed beautifully for an eclectic vibe. The room’s high ceilings are embraced and accentuated with transoms and an oversized Richard Serra etching.

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

Picture perfect hallway moment! An antique farmhouse table is juxtaposed with more delicate elements like the iron garden chairs and basket. The vintage lantern creates the right vertical  balance.

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

The same mix of traditional and midcentury modern pieces furnish the more intimate feeling family room below.

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

Probably my favorite room in this home tour, the dark dining room is minimally furnished with warm wooden antiques. The black and white Kate Moss photographs add the contemporary touch. We are reminded that the home belongs to a fashion designer, no other!

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

The cozy library below has a traditional Tudor style panelling. I love how the wood is left in its natural tone, something we don’t see much of these days.

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

The starting point for the home’s palette was Heyman’s desire to create a more muted, laid-back home that would blend seamlessly with the outdoors.  Considering how the family’s Upper East Side NYC apartment boasts lots of colorful art and a loud color scheme, this weekend retreat is meant to be a welcomed, refreshing change of pace.

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

The kitchen’s pale green cabinets and ample windows bring in plenty of natural light.

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

Light and bright master bedroom, with minimal color coming from accessories.

Café Design | Country Retreat

All year round outdoor living…

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

…vegetable gardens, a tree house and a great size swimming pool designed by the book (literally, the design of the pool is based on Kelly Klein’s book ¨Pools¨)….

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

… make this property truly a dream country home!

Café Design | Edie Parker Founder Country Home

I hope you enjoyed today’s home tour. If you’d like a list of resources, head over to Architectural Digest and One Kings Lane for more details. For an interesting interview about how motherhood inspired Brett Heyman to launch a multi-million dollar brand, read here.

Have a great day!

xo,

Eva