principles play out in a house that looks back and forward. the stylish entry hall
provides an anticipatory glimpse of the library, and leads into the lofty living areas.
calm is enlivened by a sense of theater. the circular staircase with its stacked walnut
treads and custom-turned spindles embraces a tall asian lantern of fretted wood.
charcoal sketches of dancers flank the arch that frames a wall-sized candida
hofer photograph of a classic portuguese library to the rear of the dining room—an
image that is surreal in its visceral impact. the couple love to read and the well-stocked shelves, sybaritic armchairs and coffered ceiling of their library provide an
ideal setting. lovell worked with them to acquire portraiture by modern masters,
contemporary photography, and southeast asian antiques which add another
dimension to every room. a coromandel table, canary yellow ceramics, and a
chinoiserie secretaire offer dashes of vivid color.