Living Room

Matching armchairs by A. Rudin in subtle Clarence House stripes break the room’s neutrality.

Living Room

Low blue cubes by Jonathan Adler punctuate the living room’s neutrals and enhance the intense color of a photograph by Lisa Levine.

Living Room Detail

Textural details are woven in with the living room’s clean palette, as in the mantel’s dentil moulding painted crisp white.

Hall

An oil by David Denning pops against slate blue walls.

Dining Room

Inspired by the smoky coloration of an Andrea Voinot painting, Lindsay transformed vintage faux-bamboo chairs from McGuire with a painted lacquer finish.

Dining Room Credenza

The midcentury credenza, now topped with ivory-colored ceramics, was purchased at auction.

Tabletop Details

Lindsay mixes striped plates from J.L. Coquet with Simon Pearce glassware.

Dining Room Details

A black-and-white photograph from Lindsay and Hank’s wedding hangs above a Tibetan chest in the dining room.

Kitchen

At one end of the narrow room, Lindsay built in a window seat with storage underneath. The cushion features black-and-white stripes from Calvin Fabrics.

Exterior

A 1920s-era apartment building is home to the Briers.

Family

Hank and Lindsay Brier and their son, Hawken.

Nursery

Hawken’s room is youthfully handsome in subtle stripes and bright accents that highlight dogs, a nod to the family’s Irish wolfhound, Cashew.

Master Bedroom

The linen-upholstered headboard gets a graphic boost with a Greek key-patterned pillow from Trina Turk. Lindsay and Hank are nostalgic about the glass bedside lamps from Simon Pearce. “Simon Pearce, in Quechee, Vermont, is close to Dartmouth, where Hank and I both went to school,” Lindsay explains.

Master Bedroom

Outside the bedroom’s French doors is a Zen garden in a lattice-enclosed area.

Master Bedroom

A sleek, white-lacquered chest of drawers sits across from the bed, the perfect spot for casual morning prep station.

Master Bath

The master bathroom’s walk-in shower bears a sleek, slim profile that maximizes the tiny space.

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Paul Dyer

Master Bedroom

A sleek, white-lacquered chest of drawers sits across from the bed, the perfect spot for casual morning prep station.

Chest of drawers (Paul McCobb mid-century, white lacquer and brass): Urban Home Consignment Furniture, 510/647-5042.
Marble bust: owner’s collection.