This 19th century Sea Captain's house is located on the South Shore of Long Island. Bought by an investment banker and a Columbia professor, who had plans to redesign his new abode, hired C.S Valentin to do the duties. Valentin studied in Paris before moving to NY to start his furniture and textile line called Bogus Studio.
C.S Valentin began the renovation with small changes to the furniture, mixing an eclectic collection of Alvar Aalto with Ikea and striking antqiues from Paris, Mexico, Brooklyn and Bogotá.
The exterior of the house is virtually the same, keeping its striking collonial appeal. The inside however brings together old and new, making it a timeless but stylish home.
White walls, classic rugs and vintage chairs take place all through the home, while interesting lighting and sculptures add the finishing touches to each room.
At the back of the house is a swimming pool. Valentin found old chairs left out in the neighbourhood and painted them black for outdoor dining.
Images by Jonathan Hökklo for Remodelista.