In the Old Village, a family of Brooklyn transplants revives a historic abode with their youthful energy and vibrant art collection, which includes the likes of this mid-century floral painting scored at High Point Market.
Full house: The Rosen family, with help from designer Jenny Keenan, brought youthful energy to this 19th-century Old Village abode.
PATTERN PLAY: In the library, a splashy yellow-and-blue painting by Indian artist Laxman Pai lives in harmony with a graphic pink rug and a patterned vintage sofa. Keenan says mixing textiles helps a home feel “more lived-in and not so perfect.”
BALANCING ACT: In the formal dining room, a sleek concrete table and chrome-edged chairs ground sea-green walls and colorful artwork, such as this framed textile scored at High Point Market (top) and painting by area artist Linda Elksnin (bottom).
BOLD ACCENTS: Grasscloth wallpaper provides a neutral backdrop for the foyer’s bright silk painting and two patterned rugs.
OPEN dialogue: The Rosens knocked down a wall in an existing addition and brought in a structural support beam to create one open space for cooking, dining, and lounging.
A Molly B. Right portrait of Willie Nelson—dubbed “Bottlecap Willie” by Sam-—presides over the scene.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Sculptural light fixtures, such as this hand-blown glass number by John Pomp, were added throughout. “They’re really like works of art,” Melanie notes.
In the master bedroom, vintage textiles and mid-century nightstands add depth and texture to a streamlined canopy bed
An area rug brings character to the otherwise modern master bath
Cloth dolls collected by Melanie’s late mother during her travels in Africa now decorate four-year-old Addie’s bedroom.
BEAM ME UP: During the renovation, the Rosens discovered old wood ceiling beams in the kids’ bathroom. “We thought they were so wonderful, we left them exposed,” says Melanie.