Twenty five years ago, Glenn Gissler was hired by avid art collectors with five children to freshen up their house in Westchester County, NY. All these years later, the interiors remain as stylish as ever—and one of the designer's favorite projects.
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The living room sofas are by Jonas Upholstery, the Mies Van der Rohe cocktail table is by Knoll, and the Pierre Chareau stools are from Ralph Pucci. The custom fireplace surround was inspired by the clients's love of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, and the print is by Joan
Miró. Photos by Gross & Daley.
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The entry hall with a view into the dining room, which was painted in a custom color by Donald Kaufman, in one of his first professional projects. The painting is by Jim Dine.
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The dining room furniture in the style of Jean-Michel Frank is by Mattaliano, the pendant lights are by Pierre Chareau, the sculpture is Indian, and the work on paper is by Jean Dubuffet.
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The vintage oak farm table in the kitchen is surrounded by American chairs with rush seats dating from 1900; the pendant light is by Urban Archaeology.
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The leather sofa in the media room is by Jonas Upholstery; the chair by Eero Saarinen is from Knoll, the bench is by George Nelson, and the artworks are by Richard Serra.
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In the master bedroom, the Jean-Michel Frank cabinet is from Ralph Pucci, side chairs by Mattaliano are paired with a Giacometti table, the armchair is a T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings design, and the etchings are by Matisse.
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In the stair hall, self-portraits by Jim Dine hang over a colonial-era American bench that retains its original paint.
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An Early American cabinet with its original milk paint in a guest room; the stool is Arts and Crafts, the Windsor chair is antique, and the prints are by Claes Oldenburg, left, and Jim Dine.
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The exterior of the Colonial Revival-style house in Westchester County, NY.