Produced by Rebecca Christian and Julianne Hilmes
Long a favorite designer of Traditional Home readers, Eric Cohler is known for a highly intuitive approach that is both cerebral and sensuous. His mix of classical and contemporary styles—enhanced by jolts of unexpected color and pattern—results in interiors that are elegant, warmly welcoming and the epitome of comfort. Apparent in Cohler’s work is a keen sense of history; he holds a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation from the Columbia University School of Architecture and a certificate in design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Evidence of his versatile, 360-degree approach to creating beautiful spaces include his lighting designs for Visual Comfort and his fabric collection for Lee Jofa. His work has appeared in our pages many times, always to the delight of our readers.
For a Holiday House Showhouse in New York, Cohler—working with his sister, Jennifer Mason—created this glamorous dining room with Mother’s Day in mind. Sleek, high-gloss indigo paint provides a dramatic backdrop to timeless architecture, emphasizing the room’s paneling and moldings.