Dumaine Street II: Neoclassical Undertones House

The owners’ photography collection began changing to include more large scale color photographs, so the color palette was in most cases neutralized so that the fabrics would not compete with the art. The house became a study of beiges, browns and blues to provide a serene backdrop to the collection and a peaceful refuge from the urban setting. Likewise, most of the mid-century furniture classics were replaced with 1930’s and 40’s furniture (Gilbert Rohde, Billy Haines and vintage Baker) with strong neoclassical undertones. The interiors became softer and, though still modern, more in keeping with the existing neoclassical architecture.