LDV Exclusive: Modern Meets Traditional on Park Avenue

{Cece Barfield Thompson’s Clients Had Two Requests: A Green Velvet Sofa and a Mix of Modern and Traditional}

Today, we have an exclusive home tour from, CeCe Barfield Thompson, a very talented designer on the rise based in Manhattan. CeCe, an alumna of Vogue and Bunny Williams, Inc.,  specializes in crafting spaces that are high in style, but not in pretense. Coveted for her southern charm and refinement, CeCe creates sophisticated, fresh and one-of-a-kind living spaces — using old, new, inherited and found pieces — that carefully marry the designer’s style with the client’s individuality. This particular home was designed for a young, vibrant family. The classic, pre-war apartment and the homeowner’s aesthetic sensibility called for traditional interiors, but through Cece’s lens, the home feels fresh, modern, and welcoming. It is elegant and refined, yet maintains and inviting, casual sensibility. I love that every room has even served a big dose of color,  paired with carefully selected patterned textiles. While each room makes an individual statement, it all feels completely cohesive– as the best houses do. I particularly love the living room, but the rich, aubergine grasscloth walls in the foyer also make quite a statement. Which room is your favorite?

{Rich Aubergine Grasscloth by Clarence House, a Console from Meg Braff, and the Client’s 19th Century Dutch Painting Create a Welcoming Scene in the Foyer}

{Another View of the Pretty Living Room}

{A Pale Blue Christopher Spitzmiller Lamp Next to the Green Sofa}

{A Painting by Rosie Quick Creates a Lovely Focal Point in the Room and Ties the Various Textiles Together}

{The Dining Room features a Favorite Combination of Mine: Saarinen-Style Table, Louis XVI Chairs, and a Custom Banquette}

{A Mise-en-Scene}

{The Master Bedroom features a Custom Canopy lined in a Striped Fabric along with Monogrammed Bedding, and Gkustavian-Style Bedside Chests from Chelsea Editions}

{The Curtains in the Bedroom, in Robert Allen’s Burny Fabric in Indigo, Match the Fabric on the Custom Headboard and Sconce Shades}

{The Crisp Master Bathroom}

{The Little Boys’ Room features a Whimsical Wallpaper by Schumacher and Custom Bedding by Walker Valentine}

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