Contemporary art feels delightfully at home on mod
wallcoverings, such as Phillip Jeffries Arches wallpaper
in the sitting area off the master bedroom, where
a vintage leather Vladamir Kagan arm chair is balanced by
the curvaceous Dennis & Leen Macau coffee table and the
graphic verve of Anthoxanthum, by artist Paul Morrison. In the
main entry, Borsari paired a Julian Chichester cabinet, which has
dainty arcing metal legs and a front clad in shagreen, with artist
Martin Mull’s Carpe Diem and a vintage lamp and vase, showing
her time-traveling skills to be exemplary. In the master bathroom,
the designer had a circa 1950s open-backed side chair by
JF Chen refurbished and combined it with 1930s Art Deco wall
sconces originally made for Warner Brothers.
Lifestyle was a big consideration, and Borsari wanted the
couple to be as excited about entertaining their friends as their
children would be about inviting their pals to hang after school.
This made the relationship between the indoor and outdoor
spaces especially important. Flexibility was key, as cocktails under
the loggia might just morph into swimming parties for the kids.