Dining Room Details

The Aubusson carpet and elaborate chandelier, both from Niermann Weeks, and the Louis XVI-style chairs give the dining room an 18th-century look.

Living Room

The fireplace and plaster crown moldings are original to the house. Matching sofas and lounge chairs are by O. Henry House

Entry

After expressing their fears that the house would seem stuffy and dated, Watson convinced the Komans not to tear out the original black and white marble flooring in the entry hall.

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Entry Details

Beautiful antique Italian chairs stand in the entry hall.

Family Room

Dark paneling was painted to lighten the space, anchored by an antique Scottish sideboard.

Family Room

Chairs from designer Marshall Watson’s collection for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman feature diamond-shaped detailing on their backs and nestle around a coffee table by Baker.

Pool House Exterior

The pool house was built as a self-contained entertaining space separate from the main house. “Amy and Bill asked me to come up with a design for the pool house that integrated the gracious qualities of the beautiful Georgian house, the landscape, and its location on the property,” says designer Marshall Watson. The façade at the back of the main house was adapted for the front of the pool house.

Pool House Interior

Light and airy, the interior incorporates elements from the main house—like the vaulted wood ceiling of the great room—while allowing for maximum sunlight and open space. The resulting effect is similar to a Scandinavian pavilion.

Pool House Kitchen

The cabinets are raised to the ceiling for elegance and drama. A wide entry seamlessly opens the room to the main space.

Pool House Living Area

The space has dual utility—ideal for elegant entertaining, yet just as appropriate for kids in wet swimming suits to towel off after a dip in the pool. The furniture is upholstered in outdoor fabric for minimal maintenance. Artwork hanging above is a relief on paper by Mary Judge.

Pool House Bath

The bath contains generous shower space and monogrammed towels for spa-like serenity.

Portrait

Homeowners Amy and Bill Koman.

Home Exterior

When the Komans purchased the 1922 home, it still retained its architectural appeal but needed a revitalization of the interiors.

Great Room

A whitewashed vaulted wood ceiling and simple drapery panels encase this cozy window-wrapped family space. The fireplace surround in the addition mimics the architecture found elsewhere in the house.

Powder Room

Decorative artist Judy Mulligan painted the floor design, which salutes both the architectural medallions in the living room and the checkerboard floor design in the entry. “When you work with a house this beautiful, I try to stand back and let the house tell us what to do, to let it shine,” says Watson.

Master Bedroom

Neutral colors and classic pieces create a calming atmosphere in the master bedroom. An elegant four-poster and a cane-back gilded French settee dominate the space.

Sophisticated Redesign

To explore another classic yet clean-lined home, check out this Sophisticated Redesign by designer Roger Higgins.

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Reviving a Georgian-Style Treasure in St. Louis

Once a noble wreck, now imbued with light and grace

Written by Candace Ord Manroe
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Pool House Bath

The bath contains generous shower space and monogrammed towels for spa-like serenity.

Cabinetry (designed by Marshall Watson): Marshall Watson Interiors, 212/595-5995, marshallwatsoninteriors.com.
Sconce (“French Deco Horn Sconce” #S2020PN-L, by Visual Comfort): Circa Lighting, 877/762-2323, circalighting.com.
Towels (custom monogrammed); rug: Restoration Hardware, 800/910-9836, restorationhardware.com.
Wood blinds: Hunter Douglas, 800/274-2985, hunterdouglas.com.
Flooring (tumbled Texas limestone): Alan Court & Assoc., 631/324-7497.
Wall covering (“Haiku” #MHK-2305): Designtex, 800/221-1540, designtex.com.

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