Sister Act

by Editorial

 

In the living room, the antique gilded mirror over the fireplace was purchased in Palm Beach. Mixing up the traditional look are the baby grand piano, crescent-topped Russian chair, and Lucite coffee table.

In the living room, the antique gilded mirror over the fireplace was purchased in Palm Beach. Mixing up the traditional look are the baby grand piano, crescent-topped Russian chair, and Lucite coffee table.

 

Within the rooms, American and English antiques are blended with comfortable chairs and sofas to create what McElveen-Bogache calls “casual elegance.” The house, she says, “was designed to put people first. It is not a museum.”

The traditional décor is given a twist through surprising combinations of furnishings and artwork. “Bonnie is anything but boring,” her sister says.

In the living room, a modern Lucite coffee table is an unexpected touch next to tufted armchairs and 17th-century Spanish paintings of angels flanking the fireplace. Next door in the library, a 1968 painting of watermelons by Colombian artist Fernando Botero hangs opposite a breakfront filled with vintage leather-bound volumes. 

Leopard-patterned carpeting there is repeated on the stairs leading to the second floor. Adjacent to the staircase, an imposing wooden eagle sits atop a pedestal in the foyer. “I was told it came from Gloria Vanderbilt’s house in Maine,” McElveen-Hunter says. 

Related Articles



Discover the ultimate gaming adventure with UK casinos not on GamStop. Offering a wide array of games and exciting opportunities, these casinos guarantee an unparalleled gaming experience.