New Canaan Residence

Photography: George Ross Photography

CDJA partnered with homeowners in New Canaan, Connecticut for the renovation of this 12,000-plus sq. ft. residence. Since the couple had purchased high end furniture in the early 1990s (and in the spirit of being environmentally responsible), the team decided to reupholster and refinish over three dozen existing frames. Next, the firm rearranged the couple’s previously owned furnishings into updated floor plans alongside new furniture purchases. Jenkins also “shopped” the homeowners’ basement and attic, where he culled great old pieces that deserved a second life. A gilt trumeau mirror crowns a vintage sideboard; gilt-framed art pairs with a graceful demilune table. The homeowners and CDJA also made bold choices with paint and wallcoverings. For example, the dining room’s walls are lacquered to near mirror-like levels of reflection, interior doors are painted a dark purple hue, and statement wallpapers choices are at play in the foyer, powder rooms, and family room. As is customary for Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, the finishing touches in each room were selected to highlight the personalities, interests, and hobbies of the clients. In this case, equestrian-themed elements are judiciously woven into the design in honor of the Lady of the house. This home was published nationally in the July 2020 Issue of Traditional Home.