As owner of the Colony Resort in Palm Seaside, Florida—an legendary, and now buzzy, 1940s property that was meticulously restored in current years—Sarah Wetenhall spends plenty of time in palm-shaded gardens, pastel-hued verandas, and rattan-furnished salons. So, when she started renovating her apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the furthest factor from her intellect was a tropical pink-and-inexperienced milieu. And but, one element of the residence phone calls to thoughts a breezy resort: a 2,000-square-foot non-public terrace that brims with climbing hydrangeas and rhododendron trees, the place Wetenhall hosts playdates, sport nights, and cocktail parties.
“It’s an amazing working experience for New York City, to be inside of and outside the house at the exact same time,” Wetenhall says. “We really feel so grateful to have this place.” Indoors, nevertheless, the atmosphere is decidedly urban and firmly planted in uptown Manhattan, what with its meticulously calibrated blend of antique, classic, and tailor made pieces—and a palette that is both powerful and sober. “I consider in embracing exactly where you are,” suggests the businesswoman and mother of 3. “As I go from New York to Palm Seashore, I modify, my wardrobe variations, and specified aspects of myself [change] also.”
When she and her spouse acquired the corner unit abutting their condominium to create a far more roomy household for their growing family members, they employed Janine Carendi MacMurray of Region Inside Layout to oversee a major-to-base renovation. 1 of MacMurray’s initially goals—aside from coming up with a useful layout—was to make the property’s fairly low ceilings seem to be loftier. “When I walked into the apartment, I felt like the ceiling was coming down at you,” suggests the designer, who founded her studio in 2006. “I chose cove moldings with long projections, and I designed the doors bigger.” Without a doubt, the renovated household has a feeling of airy openness, not to mention 5,000 square feet of living room.
To beautify it, MacMurray labored in close collaboration with Wetenhall, who has a keen eye for layout. “The apartment ought to be about the human being residing there,” MacMurray suggests. “And when someone is as magnificent as Sarah, it would make the occupation genuinely uncomplicated.” The duo affected every other in diverse means Wetenhall pushed MacMurray to use more colour, and MacMurray helped her consumer tailor the room to New York. In the dwelling area, for case in point, we see the contrast of deep reds and corals in the embroidered drapes and pale blues in the slim-line custom made couch. A vintage Kalmar glass chandelier and a Lucite coffee desk incorporate a diaphanous contact of glamour. “In practically each and every home in the house, you have some sort of lights from Kalmar or Murano,” the designer says, referring to the famed Viennese and Venetian houses. “I enjoy the notion of amassing.”
A different thread that runs by the dwelling is the use of textured wallpapers and wood panels, witnessed in Wetenhall’s oak-lined business office and in the library, which was fully painted in a hanging shade of cobalt blue. “When we got the undertaking, the area felt pretty darkish,” MacMurray says. “And now, it’s a quite joyful house.”