Designer Christopher Maya curated the best of the globe in a historic estate in Locust Valley, New York.
In the foyer of a 1930s Georgian-style house in Locust Valley, New York, designer Christopher Maya accentuated a dramatic staircase by adding wainscoting along the curved stair wall and covering the entire hall in Temple Newsam, a scenic wallpaper by de Gournay. The frothy Louis XVI demilune and Italian neoclassical gilt barometer are from David Duncan Antiques. Circa-1800 English chandelier, Yew Tree House Antiques. Limestone flooring, Paris Ceramics.
Maya simply cleaned and waxed the original Georgian mantelpiece, which serves as the living room's focal point. Custom sofas covered in Holland & Sherry's Rive Gauche harmonize with yellow-glazed walls. Curtains in Claremont's Small Stripe with tassel fringe by Passementerie.
A custom Chippendale console holds an 1890s carved-wood Guanyin figure and urn-shaped lamps, all from Sutter Antiques. The 18th-century Chinese Coromandel screens came from Gracie.
The graciously-appointed gallery accommodates overflow seating during large parties. Wooden door casings offer a modern contrast to swagged and fringed valances in a Holland & Sherry wool flannel, the same fabric used to cover the custom slipper chairs. The center table is festively skirted in Jim Thompson Fabrics' New Khmer silk. Custom sofas upholstered in Le Manach's Mikado. Late-19th-century American gilt mirrors from Harbor View Antiques
Custom chairs, covered in Colefax and Fowler's Bennett, flank a sofa in a Claremont mohair, its vibrant hue playing off bookshelves lacquered in a custom color by Fine Paints of Europe; 19th-century Chinese lamps, Sutter Antiques.
The black-lacquer Louis XVI–style bureau plat and upholstered wrought-iron chair are from Bermingham & Co. Ottoman in Scalamandré's Corbet velvet. Curtains in Fortuny's Orsini.
In the breakfast room, Maya cultivated a lighthearted mood with an oval table of his own design and Hepplewhite side chairs from J&M Antiques that he stripped and bleached to give them a relaxed look. Floors were painted with an octagonal honeycomb pattern by Artgroove. Curtains and walls in a custom Tree of Life pattern from the Christopher Maya Collection. Italian chandelier, David Duncan Antiques.
￼East meets West on the spacious second-floor landing, furnished with a custom Georgian-style sofa in a Holland & Sherry fabric, a Louis XVI fauteuil upholstered in a silk ikat by Bermingham & Co., and the same chinoiserie wallpaper by de Gournay used in the downstairs entrance hall. Pillows in Fortuny's Impero cotton. Tray table from David Duncan Antiques.
A hallway's charming trellis overlays walls painted in Summer Shower beneath a ceiling in Lookout Point, both by Benjamin Moore. Abaca rug, Merida.
A custom settee covered in Holland & Sherry's Rambouillet brings a surge of life to the master bedroom. The headboard and Roman shades are in Chelsea Editions' Gold Vine.
In the husband's walnut-paneled dressing room, the ceiling is clad in a hand-painted cerulean wallpaper, Holland & Sherry's Medina. Vintage pendant fixture, Remains Lighting.
￼Maya conjured a romantic refuge for a daughter's bedroom in a dreamy range of blues. Walls are upholstered in China Seas' Rio, and the headboard and Roman shade are in Henriot Floral by Quadrille. Bedding by Fine Linens. A Single Gourd lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller tops a bedside table by Chelsea Textiles.
This story originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of CQ