I am not quite sure how I missed this house. I subscribe to all the “glossy pages” as I once heard a very amusing woman refer to magazines. Can you blame her? Who doesn’t love a good gloss?! Anyway, I came across the beautiful and vast Ferncliff estate that once belonged to the Astor family. It has since been renovated, restored, and re-imagined by Robert Duffy, with the help of designer Richard McGeehan, into a home that leaves no stone unturned.
I adore Duffy’s requirements for a home- lots of blue, chinoiserie wallpaper, and a dark room with the window seat. I just so happen to agree with all of the above. You can see the passion for collected interiors. It is evident that upon every turn of the corner there is an immediate intrigue about what you may find. So many beautiful antiques you will be sure to enjoy.
All images of Robert Duffy’s home in the Hudson River Valley is designed with help from Richard McGeehan. Photos are from Elle Decor.
Beautiful entry and landscape. Lush and green.
I mean…. These are the types of dining rooms I live for. Chinoiserie and blue and white.
I love the chic simplicity of this kitchen.
Look at this room. Layered Persian rugs that Duffy collects are scattered throughout the entire home.
Such an interesting hallway. The exposed brick and dark navy wallpaper are stunning backdrops for artwork.
Well, you know I love this. When it comes to landscaping, all you need is green and gravel.
So many books and rugs. Duffy’s home embodies layers with the most chicly collected ambience.
So many great pieces in one room. That bed is very similar to one owned by my great grandmother. My only edit (if I was lucky enough to call this my bedroom) would be to make the linens all white on the bed. I just would want to focus all my attention on those fanciful walls!
Such a tremendously beautiful estate.