A Serene Weekend Retreat in Connecticut

Designer Jamie Herzlinger Creates a Restful Escape for City Dwellers

A Contemporary Weekend Retreat in Connecticut | Interior Design by Jamie Herzlinger of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors | Photography by Patrick Cline | Modern Sanctuary | Exterior | Modern Exterior | Entry | Modern Entry
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Patrick Cline
06/09/2017

We live in such a fast-moving, information-heavy time that the external environment can start to feel all-consuming and engulf our daily lives. Yoga, meditation and other forms of relaxation are experiencing a resurgence as busy Americans search for deeper connections to their inner selves.

For some of us, we need a sanctuary space, a place that brings us peace and joy. This is what an east coast couple were seeking when they turned to designer Jamie Herzlinger of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors who is known for creating comfortable, inviting and luxurious spaces. She was the perfect partner to help her clients create a weekend retreat.

“The couple lives in a vibrant city all week, and come the weekends, wanted a space to turn off from the city and truly relax,” says Jamie.

“We achieved this through a collaborative process, by actually first discussing materials. There are certain materials and patterns that, in and of themselves are noisy and make you have emotions. Then there are materials that are quiet and monochromatic and soothing. After we reviewed different materials, we started the process of imagery. This part of the design process is really the right way to go, as it gives the client the opportunity to actually verbalize what they feel about an image.”

The contemporary, relaxed vibe starts with the entry (shown in the above image) which is quiet and low key, then carries throughout the home with natural materials and minimal accessorizing.

Photo by:
Patrick Cline
Photo by:
Patrick Cline

A zen water feature outside the entry gallery sets the tone for weekend get-aways: slow down, breathe deep and take it easy!

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Patrick Cline

The gallery space is flooded with light and showcases breathtaking views on both sides.  Jamie used furnishings and accessories sparingly to accentuate the home’s setting.

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Patrick Cline
Photo by:
Patrick Cline

“I designed the fireplace surround to be in sync with the fact this house sits on the water.”

The stone bench in front of the fireplace is sculptural and dramatic, adding character to an otherwise quiet room.

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Patrick Cline

How to achieve this modern aesthetic? Jamie suggests to “stay monochromatic. I don’t like patterns involved in modern design. It brings an unnecessary element. Stay true to what you are trying to achieve!”  

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Patrick Cline
Photo by:
Patrick Cline
Photo by:
Patrick Cline

 The modern stairway is softened with the use of wood in the railings and the ceiling treatment.

Photo by:
Patrick Cline
Photo by:
Patrick Cline

 This media cabinet, constructed of Macassar ebony is a great way to camouflage a large TV.  

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Jason Cline

The monochromatic master bedroom is tranquil and serene.

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Patrick Cline

 The “His” master bath is strongly masculine with dark, modern tile and a decadent shower.

A Contemporary Weekend Retreat in Connecticut | Interior Design by Jamie Herzlinger of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors | Photography by Patrick Cline | Modern Sanctuary | Bathroom Inspiration | White Bathroom | Glamorous Bathroom | Bathroom Lighting | Modern Lighting
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Patrick Cline

In the “Hers” master bath, luxury abounds. Jamie pairs pure white granite with mother of pearl accents to create a spa-like feel. The Victoria and Albert tub is a show-stopper. In the “Hers” master bath, luxury abounds.

A Contemporary Weekend Retreat in Connecticut | Interior Design by Jamie Herzlinger of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors | Photography by Patrick Cline | Modern Sanctuary | Bathroom Inspiration | White Bathroom | Glamorous Bathroom | Bathtub Inspiration | Modern Bathtub | Bath Tile Inspiration
Photo by:
Patrick Cline
A Contemporary Weekend Retreat in Connecticut | Interior Design by Jamie Herzlinger of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors | Photography by Patrick Cline | Modern Sanctuary | Exterior | Modern Exterior | Outdoor Space Inspiration | Pool Inspiration | Modern Outdoor Space
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Patrick Cline

The pool area carries through the relaxed, contemporary aesthetic. A modern pool deck and lounge chairs are offset by rustic beams and window claddings. A perfect place to wind down and perhaps spend a little meditation time.

Jamie’s design of this weekend retreat has inspired me to find ways to bring the “zen” into my own home.  Sanctuary Seekers, what are some things you have incorporated into your homes to create space for reflection and relaxation?

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Meet the designer Jamie Herzlinger of Jamie Herzlinger Interiors
Bio:

In the world of design, Jamie Herzlinger has been at the top for over twenty years. Jamie Herzlinger Interiors is a nationally renowned interior design firm, as well as a leading custom home building company, specializing in high end residential. They have offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City. Jamie Herzlinger Interiors is known for blending diverse elements, periods and cultures, to create sophisticated, classically modern environments. Casual and inviting, yet elegant and luxurious, Jamie’s work is above all, irresistibly comfortable.

With an impressive client base of individuals who are accustomed to a refined way of living, Jamie Herzlinger’s interiors reflect their discerning lifestyle – offering the fresh appeal of drama, excitement and originality within a masterfully composed setting.

Jamie Herzlinger Interiors takes pride in its ability to imbue every one of its projects with elements of history, philosophy, music and romance. While paying careful attention to functionality, materials, scales and proportion, the firm ensures that every one of its designs marries beauty with intellect in a fresh, original way.

What is your Modern Sanctuary?
My Modern Sanctuary is always my bedroom. After a long and sometimes stressful day, my bedroom serves as my own personal retreat. It is the perfect place of femininity and serenity. The lush fabrics and neutral color palette creates the calm anyone would need to relax and reflect.
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