New York-based ceramic lamp designer Christopher Spitzmiller extends his design fundamentals to his getaway home in the hills of Hudson Valley, NY. Dating to the 1830s (the kitchen actually dates even earlier to the late 1700s), Spitzmiller first spotted the characteristically Greek Revival home ten years ago.
An initial walk through immediately determined the interior was in need of complete restoration. Looking beyond the roughness, Spitzmiller was drawn to the high ceilings and eye catching moldings. In a joint effort with an all-star team of design experts – architectural designer Jonathan Parisen, interior designer Harry Heissmann, and master gardener P. Allen Smith – Spitzmiller painstakingly restored the property over the next seven years.
Spitzmiller fills his rooms with a range of décor, with some furnishings acquired from mentor and legendary designer Albert Hadley and designs by close friend and distinguished designer Bunny Williams. Overall, the look is a balance of fresh fabrics & finishes mixed with contemporary elements and period pieces. Check out the inspiring interior images of Christopher Spitzmiller’s restored home included below.
The antique spool bed once belonged to revered interior designer Albert Hadley, who passed away in 2012. The wallpaper and corresponding fabric are Mr. Hadley’s design.
An antique bench is placed at the foot of one of the guest beds and topped with vintage books. Decorative accessories, including a pair of bunnies nestled next to a period side chair and butterfly wall décor add touches of whimsy to the bedroom.