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Country-Inspired Wisconsin Home
Seasonal changes are easily surveyed from this new Wisconsin home
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Guests can survey seasonal changes from the porch of Andre Walker and David Simmons’ newly constructed—but meant to look old—home on a Wisconsin acreage. Country structures from the Midwest and South influenced the design of the house. The star on the side of the house is from an antiques shop.
Architect: Peter Hawrylewicz, Hawrylewicz and Robertson PA, now Peter Hawrylewicz Design, 220 Zoe Way, Miami Beach, FL 33141; 305/868-1546, phdesignstudio.com. Interior designer: Andre Walker and David Simmons, Walker Simmons Design: 312/664-4646, walkersimmons.com. E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. Landscape designer: Northwind Perennial Farm, P.O. Box 95, Springfield, WI 53176; 262/248-8229.
Photography: Bruce Buck
Produced by Hilary Rose
Upholstered in soft chocolate brown mohair, the chair in the den was bought at auction. "The longer you have mohair, the softer it gets," David says.
Wallpaper (discontinued); drapery (Colefax & Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com, trade only. Rug; red chair; brown chair and fabric ; floor lamp ; nesting tables ; tray table: owner’s collection. Red-chair fabric: Clarence House Ltd., 800/803-2850, clarencehouse.com, trade only. Tray table: painted by Patrick Roullier, 773/549-7858.
Animal-themed art and a sofa in wool plaid make the den feel like a hunt club.
Sofa: owner’s collection. Sofa fabric (Colefax & Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, trade only. Sofa trim: Smith & Brighty, smithandbrighty.com. Pillows: Marita Designs, 703/354-6610. Side table: Pavilion Antiques, 773/645-0924.
The dining room’s tall windows, dressed in simple drapery panels, offer drama as well as a view of the countryside. The roman shades are usually lowered during the work week to block the sun’s rays.
Wallpaper (discontinued); drapery, chair fabric, tableskirt (Colefax & Fowler); roman shades fabric (Jane Churchill): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, trade only. Ceiling paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667. Dining chairs : Gore Dean, 202/625-9199, goredean.com. Demilune ; chandelier; mirror: owner’s collection.
Plump dressings on the canopied bed and skirted seating envelop the master bedroom in softness. Shirley, a fox terrier, is a portrait of ease on the settee.
Wallpaper, drapery and bed fabric (discontinued); love-seat and tableskirt fabric (Colefax & Fowler); headboard fabric (by Jane Churchill): Cowtan & Tout, 212/ 647-6900, trade only. Roman shades: Coraggio Textiles, 800/624-2402, coraggio.com, trade only. Chest: ABC Carpet & Home, 212/473-3000. Swing- arm lamps: Hinson & Co., 212/ 688-5538, trade only. Rug ; chair; table lamps; love seat : owner’s collection. Chair fabric: John Rosselli International, 212/772-2137, trade only. Shades on table lamps: Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, trade only. Shades on swing-arm lamps: Pierre Deux, 888/743-7732. Bedding: Frette, 212/ 988-5221, frette.com. White side table: Susanin’s Auctions, 312/832-9800. Arched mirrors: Walker Simmons Design, 312/664-4646.
Shirley, the homeowners’ pet (see previous slide), inspired this collection of fox terriers.
Andre, who loves to cook, designed the kitchen for convenience—and the open shelves and ready wares invite curious visiting cooks to help with meals . The pears are from trees he and David planted on the property. The star-shaped mirror was once a hat rack.
Paint: Benjamin Moore & Co., 888/236-6667. Cabinetry and hardware: Omega Cabinetry, 319/235-5700, omegacab.com. Stovetop: Viking, 888/845-4641, vikingrange.com. Hood: Best by Broan, 800/558-1711, broan.com. Sinks; fixtures: Chicago Faucets, 847/803-5000, chicagofaucets.com. Chairs ; dishes; accessories; subway tile: owner’s collection. Painted farm table: Pine & Design Imports, 773/227-2505. Transferware: owner’s collection.
Cool blues give the bath a restful quality. Wainscoting, wallpaper, and a display of plates create the elegance of a public space.
Wallpaper ("Orleans Stripe’’ #WFBP6-67): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com. Sink; tub, faucets: Waterworks, 800/899- 6757, waterworks.com. Cabinetry: custom. Drapery (by Jane Churchill): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, trade only. Countertops: Carrera marble. Lamp: owner’s collection. Sconces: Brass Light Gallery, 800/243-9595, brasslight.com.
David and Andre with their dogs Chester and Shirley.