Suffused with chic interiors, this New York home by Crystal Sinclair Designs is rife with an edgy aesthetic

JAN 2, 2021 | By Vedika Nair
The living room is serious yet cosy with a playful and colourful vibe with the help of a Keren Toledano artwork; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis
The spacious open kitchen is a play on bold black hues; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

What was once a home with empty spaces, beige walls and minimalist interiors is now a bold, edgy and dramatic two-storeyed abode courtesy of Crystal Sinclair Designs. Located in Rye, New York, this nearly 3,000 sq ft home features five bedrooms, four baths, a basement and a colonial-style front porch. 

“The clients loved my design eye and playful, bold aesthetic and wanted something similar for their home—a little bold edge while keeping the classic elements in place,” shares Sinclair.

Binding chic interiors with its colonial bones, the home is a well-rounded space that is sophisticated and child-friendly at the same time. 

The entrance is decorated with a console from Noir Furniture, a Dropit Modern wallpaper and a ball vase from Etsy; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

The abode’s transformation included enlivening the empty living and dining spaces. Modern textures and elements were paired with bold furnishing and tones to achieve the home’s aesthetic. Sinclair made sure attention was paid to every detail around the home to tie the space together.

The bold yet cosy living space features a round mirror above the fireplace from Restoration Hardware, a CB2 coffee table and an area rug from William D Scott Home; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

At the entrance, we’re greeted by a strong geometric console paired with an organically round mirror and whimsical wallpaper. On the left, lies the living room where we’re captivated by the striped ceiling and marble-like fireplace. Meanwhile, on the right, the living room opens up to the dining space that is covered in plaster fluted walls. 

A white chair from Shop Modern sits in the corner of the living room; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

The home also features a custom banquette that is adorned with mirrored lights and is placed by an offset window. A doorway here leads us to the kitchen that is furnished with new modern black cabinets, honed granite tips and a black marble splash. In stark contrast, the all-white breakfast nook is perfectly cosy and is accented by a bright Linda Collette painting.

The dining room is furnished with CB2 tables, Stitchroom banquette, chairs from Meadow Blu, sconces from Triple Seven Home and ceiling lights from; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

“I think my favourite room is the dining lounge,” says Sinclair, adding, “The plastered walls and custom banquette really are stunning and more so in person. When the sconces are turned on, the lights casts beautiful shadows on the fluted walls creating such drama!”

The kitchen space is lit up by sconces from Blueprint lighting and pendants from Circa lighting. Also seen are counter stools from Lulu and Georgia and a ball bowl from Etsy; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

With a material palette fit for royalty, the home is cloaked in toned neutrals, with tons of black and white. A deep blue and blush pink palette was also created, adding fun and sophistication to the home. Velvet, marble, linen drapes, leather accents and more completely transform the home to be more modern and aesthetic.

Near the marble fireplace in the living room is a blue seater from Chairish; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis

“No museum-like quality spaces—I designed a room that is inviting. I feel that there shouldn’t be a theme to any room or rules about what pairs well together. A space should evoke an emotion, a feeling and should reflect those living in it. I like taking chances, being playful and going bold!” concludes Sinclair.

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A green sofa from Interior Defina adds colour to the bold living room; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis


The kitchen is done up in bold black finishes; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis


Black, grey and beige dominate the bedroom and the four-poster bed; Photographs by Nick Glimenakis