Modern flair, contemporary style

Living room
Living room

After a renovation that transformed their traditional split-level into a more spacious contemporary style house, the homeowners felt the interior design of their Winchester home also needed a more modern feel.

“The couple had an eclectic assortment of furniture, things they used in the apartments they lived in before their marriage,” says designer Becky Tellefsen who runs Bryant Park Designs with Deb DePeter. “They wanted to get rid of the ‘junk’ and establish a more grown-up family home.”

Tellefsen and DePeter focused on the living and adjacent dining room where they selected neutral, clean-lined furnishings and infused the subtle palette with strategic pops of color and shiny metallic finishes. “We introduced several layers — art, pillows, accessories — to create a really great looking space,” says Tellefsen.


An oversize, abstract print enlivens the dining room, where a glass-topped table with chrome legs exudes a quiet modern flair. “The table and window treatments have a simplicity to them so it was fun to play with a really colorful large-size piece of art,” says DePeter.

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The dining room’s blue, gray, and green scheme connects to the living room where a gray and taupe palette is punctuated by bursts of red. Bold-hued Michelle Armas prints have a striking, lively appeal. While the cream sofa might seem basic in another space it’s wow-worthy here thanks to an assortment of pillows that includes a yellow and blue patterned one by Trina Turk and two upholstered with fabulous faux fur in owl feather patterns from Williams-Sonoma Home.

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