Jeffrey Bilhuber Redecorates

WARNING: This post started out as something very simple, and has grown into something that you may need hours to read. If you have a blog, you may have had this happen to you. As I sat down to compare the decorating projects of master decorator, Jeffrey Bilhuber, I never imagined that I would be so enthralled, no, captivated by his vacation home: Hay Fever. Located in Locust Valley, New York, the house is something of a rambling mansion. The original structure was completed in 1668, but there have been additions made to the original house throughout the years – making it a 30 room gem that Bilhuber has turned into an architectural and interior design masterpiece.

Thankfully, the residence has been photographed lots. And it looks like every time that the residence is photographed, the rooms alternate. Sometimes barely, a chair moves or art changes; after which now and again it modifications all collectively. A foyer becomes a eating room, for example. What I had at first supposed to reveal became easy: investing in things you like is prime – even though they may be modern day right now. Just to appease my psyche I ought to do it. So, permit me this moderate digression.

Jeffrey and his son stay in New York City, and they spend most each weekend at Hay Fever. The apartment within the metropolis is lovable, and you’ve possibly seen the rooms there one hundred instances, if no longer 1000 instances. Prior to becoming a father, Jeffrey had a library in his metropolis rental.

The lacquered ceiling and nailhead wall treatment were all anyone could talk about, and landed the room in several high end design magazines, and even in Jeffrey’s second book: Defining Luxury. The room functioned well as an office for Jeffrey, and as a guest room of sorts with the daybeds. The German roe buck antler mounts and portraiture of Native American chiefs were gorgeous pairings with the wallpaper and brass nailheads. But, like most of us, Bilhuber likes change, and son Christoph was the impetus for a big change! Gone was the need for a fancy library office, and in was the pressing need for a private bedroom for a growing little boy. It seems however, that the whole apartment got an upgrade. And when I started to connect the dots, it appears that much of the old d├ęcor ended up at Hay Fever. So, let’s first play a little before and after at the Manhattan apartment, and then we’ll take a look at Hay Fever, and play a little game of I-spy.

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Can you accept as true with the exchange? Color, pattern, texture galore within the new area. Inspired via the interiors of New York’s Gilded Age, Jeffrey desired a club like feeling to the brand new area, and he spared no expense doing it. It additionally gave him a number of fabric for his latest e book, Jeffrey Bilhuber: American Master. If you’re lacking the old d?Cor (and I won’t lie, I turned into) most of it ended up on the weekend residence in Long Island.

It’s why I became consumed with the region, and why we now get to glance through these pics together and remember how many things we apprehend from the Manhattan rental pre-redecoration.

Ready? Let’s start:

The parlor at Hay Fever, now home to the ebony marble bust and pedestal, and several of the antler mounts from the old office, and the antique school house map from the old dining room. This room also acts as dining room for the Bilhubers when needed.

The lobby at Hay Fever is beautiful, and the Quadrille paper changed into an early choice of Bilhuber’s, a historical reprint that he had commissioned by using the business enterprise called "Climbing Hydrangea":

Below you could see that previous to the school map photo above the parlor felt a bit extra like, well, a parlor, a convenient sitting room and extension of the lobby. I undercover agent a number of those Native American leader portraits from the old workplace, do you?

It additionally had a little more colourful journey as a sitting room, too!

Here’s the master of the house, Jeffrey sitting so happy at the sofa within the residing room. For a quick moment, you notice from the previous photo, this artwork changed. But it appears to be the favored arrangement for the instant. More of the Native American chief pics surround a chunk that Jeffrey once had in a far older version of his condominium:

Remember the pink sofa from the parlor sitting room, now eating room? Well, it is made its way right into a paneled living room:

More of the antler mounts are seen right here. Prior to this version, there were others:

The map from the parlor/eating room once hung at the back of an English roll arm couch with tassel fringe.

And even a little in advance with antler mounts and a pop of red with that wicker rocker, underneath the equal room turns eating room with extra antler mounts and a shaded chandelier:

From this view, the kitchen looks like any other weekend house kitchen. Small, but serviceable. But in these photos of the kitchen – you can see that it’s actually a chef’s dream!

The master bedroom at Hay Fever. This is truely, an AFTER! Believe it or now not, the room as soon as seemed like this:

Jeffrey opted to switch the position of the bed, but didn’t let that smash the canopy and all the glorious fabric! The upholstered portions right here are actually in the rental in the city, it appears.

What more ought to you probably need in a third ground play room? Needless to say – Hay Fever is a masterpiece. Truly. For more snap shots of Hay Fever, the Manhattan condominium, and the wonderful homes of Jeffrey’s customers, take a look at out his books:

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