Thomas o’brien’s bellport, long island home, a former school house with a long history, is an all- american classic! modern, charming, casual and relaxed!

i did a post on thomas’ city house a few weeks ago. if the city apartment is all about his collections and creative inspiration, then this house is about its history and a sentimental mix of modern vintage antiques. a collector who has defined how to accessorize and display objects in a home by layering, stacking, leaning, grouping and clustering! in this case, more is more! in his case, more is modern!

the homes restoration was all about respecting its history but making it feel energized and fresh. black doors and lacquered details frame the glossy white walls and floors. love, love, love the white and black design landscape. these graphic details mixed with his many collections and the warmth of vintage, mahogany, modernist antiques create the gracious modern home- a relaxed but ever so refined approach to living!

thomas o’brien- a modern day mix master- mixing old with new, black with white, vintage with modern. relaxed american style- american modern refined! american modern defined!

black lacquered dutch doors in the mudroom

the bell tower is original from when the house was a school

1833 school house transformed into an american modern home

abundant gardens frame the entrance of home

original coat closet under the stairs- love the black door!

glossy white walls and floors showcase a modern day mis of furnishings

a long table in the center of the living room divides the vast space

love the shelving with folding doors- perfect way to showcase collections and objects in a modern way!

a perfect mix of vintage with modern-  more is more! more is modern!

collections and objects layered, stacked and clustered! chic!

all white kitchen with black accents

exposed shelves in kitchen to stack, lean and cluster!

a beautiful mix of textures

sentimental collections

1950’s arne jacobsen table and chairs- perfect place for putting on and taking off shoes

white floors and walls- love, love, love!

long white hallway with black doors- my favorite design detail! amazing!

light filled master bedroom- a perfect mix of neutrals!

stacking, grouping , clustering of art- the mix master!

master dressing room- chic!

vintage antiques add warmth to the glossy white master bedroom

guest room- eclectic mix of bedding textiles- texture and detail!

the sunroom from the back lawn

gorgeous gardens

modern, charming, casual and relaxed- american modern refined, american modern defined!


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