The Keystone Residence represents a four-pronged effort: designed by Noah Riley, styled by Emily Henderson and Scott Horne and photographed by David Tsay.
The architectural envelope was conceived as a sparse environment livened with lush textures suitable for raising kids. The nautical rope, for instance, playfully partitions the staircase, while protecting the younger generation from the inevitable hazards of childhood. In the architect’s own words, “For the Keystone Residence, we focused the design decisions on integrating natural materials and textures into a clean, minimal modernism, creating a warm, comfortable space for family life.”
Noah Riley's Keystone Residence. Photograph by David Tsay, courtesy of Potter Style.
To contribute to this end, Emily Henderson, the celebrated stylist, exercised restraint in pulling the scene together for Tsay’s lens. “We didn’t want a ton of ‘stuff,’ we just wanted to create a sense of a person and add some texture and soft colors. This wasn’t going to be the time to bring in crazy colors or patterns, just a few tones to liven it up.” The dusty indigo throw, fresh greenery and gilded ceramics achieve the desired effect.
The furniture, which includes a Jehs + Laub Lounge Chair and Platner Coffee Table, anchors the neutral palette and layered look. In lieu of color, the tufted check shell of the Lounge Chair and marble table top complement the visual variety introduced by the striped, waxed-canvas rug and sinusoidal rope structure. Noah Riley: “The quilted surface and relaxed profile of the Jehs + Laub Lounge Chair, as well as the wire base and round marble top of the Platner Coffee Table, added subtle texture and soft forms to the room, which complemented the architectural environment we created.”
Discover more delightful interiors in Emily Henderson's new book, Styled, published by Potter Style.
Architecture: Noah Riley
Styling: Emily Henderson & Scott Horne
Photography: David Tsay