“Nouveau Federal” is how Francine Coffey describes the interiors of the apartment she designed for herself in a Manhattan town house by Carrère & Hastings. Above: Mahogany was used for the library’s built-in bookshelves. “Like the others in the house, the plaster ceiling here, in the former butler’s pantry, is my design. The gold letters at the top of the walls are three sayings by my grandmother that I had translated into Latin,” Coffey says.
Photo: Durston Saylor
José Solís Betancourt was commissioned to renovate the interiors of a 1932 tudor Revival house in Washington, D.C. Richard Williams Architects collaborated on the project. Architectural details in the library include exposed rough-hewn beams and a Gothic-arched fireplace. Roman shade fabric, Robert Allen. Drapery fabric, Manuel Canovas. (April 2008)