Never purchase some thing JUST to shop for it.” It would possibly look like abnormal recommendation coming from a shopkeeper, however for the eponymous proprietor of Elizabeth Pash Interiors & Antiques, that edict is the important thing to precise design. “I constantly inform customers now no longer to rush—it’s higher to attend till there’s some thing which you love,” says Pash, who has shops in each Manhattan and Locust Valley, a scenic Long Island city approximately an hour from her domestic withinside the city. “That’s what offers a domestic meaning.”
It’s additionally the technique that Pash took to readorning her personal own circle of relatives’s weekend residence in Locust Valley, which she has owned considering 2004. “It’s a lovely area, complete of grand houses—ours isn’t certainly considered one among them at all!” she laughs. “But it has a lot charm.” Built withinside the 1930s, the five-bed room residence, with its wavy, Adirondack-fashion siding, captivated her the primary time she visited; Pash and her husband, with 4 younger youngsters underfoot, determined it’d be a perfect region to get away the city.
While shopping for the residence became an smooth decision, certainly furnishing it became a greater complex process. One via way of means of one, she up to date every room—out went the ’70s shag carpeting and heavy window treatments, in went ornamental molding and French doorways—filling them with a combination of custom pieces (like a blue velvet sectional that draws out right into a queen mattress for journeying cousins), antiques from her shops (she has a unique affinity for Louis XVI fixtures), and private art (the vintage map series withinside the own circle of relatives room consists of Washington, D.C., wherein she grew up, and her husband’s domestic country of California). “It took time, however it became really well worth it,” says Pash. “A residence desires layers and reminiscences to experience like a domestic.”
This beyond spring, because the pandemic uprooted everyone’s lives, the Pashes observed themselves all below the roof of the Locust Valley residence as soon as again. “When we first moved in, the best fixtures we had became a settee that the preceding proprietors had left us—we had been so excited to have a residence that the six people could all squeeze in collectively on there,” Pash recalls. Sixteen years later, she, her husband, and their 4 grown kids are nonetheless crowding collectively to look at their favourite films or trap a game. Now they simply have a chunk greater room to unfold out.
Designer and shopkeeper Elizabeth Pash heads to her own circle of relatives’s Locust Valley, New York, weekend domestic for the holidays. Armchair: Ferrell Mittman. Coffee desk: Elizabeth Pash Interiors & Antiques. Rug: Glen Floors. Artwork: José Basso thru Windsor Fine Art. Miniature stockings: B. Viz Design. Paint: Glacier White via way of means of Benjamin Moore.
Pash swapped sliding glass doorways for conventional French ones. Chandelier: John Rosselli & Associates. Dining desk: Woodbridge Furniture. Dining chairs: Oly Studio. Dinnerware: Bernardaud. Crystal butterflies: Baccarat. Napkins: Leontine Linens. Rug: Glen Floors.
Sectional: Ferrell Mittman in Schumacher material, with pillows in Brunschwig & Fils (spotted), Jane Churchill (yellow), and Meg Braff Designs (floral) fabrics. Painted wooden paneling: Shore Painting. Chair: Whitehall Antiques in Colefax and Fowler material. Side desk and lamp: Elizabeth Pash Interiors & Antiques. Curtains: via way of means of Rosenfeld Interiors in Jane Churchill material with Samuel & Sons trim.
“I love a great bar!” says Pash, who painted hers in high-gloss Patriot Blue via way of means of Benjamin Moore. Appliances: Sub-Zero beverage fridge and U-Line ice maker.
The room’s palette “feels clean withinside the summer, however comfy via way of means of the hearthplace in winter,” says Pash. Sofa and chairs: O. Henry House thru John Rosselli & Associates. Fabrics: Peter Fasano (chairs), Schumacher (sofa), Twin Ponds Studio (pillows). Side desk: Currey & Company. Lamps, vase, bar cart, and espresso desk: Elizabeth Pash Interiors & Antiques.
“I discover Palladian home windows tough to get dressed with out searching cheesy,” says Pash. Her solution: Leave the middle bare—and embody the early morning sun. Chair and curtain material: Colefax and Fowler. Sofa: Ferrell Mittman with pillows in Designers Guild and Galbraith & Paul fabrics. Side desk: Whitehall Antiques. Coffee desk: Carnegie Hill Antiques. Rug: Stark. Paint: White Dove via way of means of Benjamin Moore.
Headboard: Jane Churchill material with Samuel & Sons trim. Nightstand: Chelsea Textiles. Lamp and mirror: Elizabeth Pash Interiors & Antiques. Bedding: Matouk.