This home in suburban Hauppauge, NY, sits on a private golf course. The greenway-facing, double-story windows of its great room provide mesmerizing views; the feature most loved by the homeowners.
“The room’s design was influenced by the homeowner’s passion for modern farmhouse style and their desire to preserve the breath-taking views, but improve privacy and light control,” explains Doreen Amico-Sorell, founder of Sorell Interiors and lead designer on this project. “They also wanted ample seating in the small space and did not want to change the existing Brazilian Cherry floors.”
To start, Amico-Sorell sourced a sofa that could anchor the room and help to functionally divide the living space from the kitchen and dining area. “Comfortable “exposed-walnut” side chairs flank the sofa and soften the look. The main seating area is completed with polished chrome/glass top side and coffee tables,” explains the New York-based designer.
The homeowner's privacy and light control needs were addressed by installing honeycomb shades to the lowest windows and sliding glass door. Semi-sheer panels, hung on a single substantial solid-wood rod with mercury glass finials, pay homage to the grand architectural integrity of the window without detracting from the view beyond.
"They use this room daily for life’s activities of cooking, eating meals and watching TV as-well-as for social gatherings, entertaining friends and family," says Amico-Sorell. "Every element synthesized harmoniously to say Modern Farmhouse, while satisfying all their wishes, meeting all their needs and paying homage to the palatial golf course views beyond that the family enjoys all year round."
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