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Playing Against Type

House & Garden
Playing Against Type


Chloë Sevigny—actress, fashion muse, noveau-downtown icon—chooses a colorful yet suprisingly traditional decorating scheme.



Chloe in an Oscar de la Renta gown and Chanel makeup, poses in her garden. Wrought-iron tea cart, $2,800, from Mecox Gardens, Southhampton, NY. China from Spode's Stafford Flowers and Sumatra collections.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard
 
 

A country club aesthetic takes a contemporary turn in the entry, where the walls are covered in Kelly Wearstler's Imperial Trellis paper in Treillage, available through Schumacher. Bust and mirror, from Cafiero Select, NYC.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard
 
 

The living room's pretty, traditional decor is tempered by contemporary and organic touches. The space (given a more expansive feeling by patinated mirror wall from Mirror Fair, NYC) is centered on twin custom sofas from Cafiero Select covered in Schumacher's Kahn's Park in Glacier.

Further classic accents—a large P.F. Poole canvas, a nickel-plated table and caned chair from Cafiero Select, and a compote from John Derian, NYC—are balanced by such elements as plank floors, a Thom Lussier photograph, a whale bone, antlers, and a pillow by Claudia Brown with an image of the singer Morrissey cotton and denim. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Blue Hydrangea.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard
 
 

In the living room, below two framed photographs of cult-pop crooner Morrissey, is a 1940s mirrored sideboard, itself framed by two turn-of-the-century Chinese audience chairs. The yellow ceramic lamps are late '50s vintage. All from Cafiero Select.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard
 
 

Sevigny's cozy galley kitchen at the back of the house.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard
 
 

A 1970 painting by Diana Bennett, "Peaceable Kingdom," hangs above the mantle in Sevigny's bedroom.

 
 

The statuette and figurines on the bedroom mantle are from Sevigny's personal collection.

 

There's a WASPy, hippie-chick vibe to Sevigny's bedroom, where a four-poster bed, curtains in Schumacher's Villandry damask in Pomegranate, and an English saddle share space with a louche Yves Delorme Triomphe coverlet in Vermilion and a Kazak rug from Cafiero Select. The walls are painted in Yours Truly, by Benjamin Moore.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard

 

The guest room is a madcap take on traditional florals, with Schumacher's Shantu Floral in Jade covering the walls, ceiling and bed. The vintage bed frame, table, metal chair, and table lamp are all from Cafiero Select.

Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Photographed by François Halard

 

The bathroom is crispness itself, with towels and shower curtain made from Matouk's Newport in Black, and Metrix wall tiles from Waterworks.

By Jay McInerney Produced by Kim Gieske and Joe Zee Phtographed by François Halard
 

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