Cypress is one of the species that always imparts a special character to a room. In this case we selected a richly hued honey cypress than envelops guests in a cocoon of warmth. This is a dining space I did a few years ago for a lovely couple in the New York area. The cypress was located in South Carolina near one of their vacation homes. I intentionally designed the room in a strong English flavor to compliment the architecture of the dwelling. Hand-craftsmanship was critical to the simplicity of the room. It remains one of my favorite spaces.
Designed when I was Principal of Hotel & Home at Glave & Holmes Architecture, a small regional firm in Virginia. Photography by Ansel Olson.