19th Anniversary

19th Anniversary 110 www.afamag.com |  www.incollect.com once more. Restoration was completed in 2015. The following year, the couple sold the Charles Cheney home to neighbors who run the property as an inn. After returning to their twice renovated home, the Viscogliosis expanded renovations beyond the two main floors into the third floor, just recently completing a playroom, dance studio, conference room, and offices for Anthony and Paula. They have spent a total of thirteen years on the restoration of what is now a National Historic Landmark building. The couple enjoy their home immensely. Seeing themselves as stewards, they share their residence with family and friends. It also serves as a corporate retreat, a meeting place for nonprofit organizations with which they are affiliated, and as an occasional wedding and photography site. Says Paula, “The house and grounds are where one can step back in time and imagine an innovative and creative future.” The residence is furnished with European antiques and art that Anthony acquires during overseas trips; Paula then creates vibrant, elegant interiors, where the collections are arranged in a comfortable, livable environment. With a passion for interior design for nearly two decades, Paula’s specialty is textiles, specifically rug design. Her company, Textures Atelier, focuses on melding Old World craftsmanship with innovative modern clockwise from upper left The yellow and red tones in the master bedroom complement the formal black and gold furniture and chinoiserie in black and amber. The carpet is by Diurne. The over mantel painting of larkspur is by Russell Cheney (1881– 1945), youngest son of KD Cheney, who owned the original Stanford White-designed house. The couple own twenty- five of Russell Cheney’s works. Russell converted the carriage house on the adjacent property into an art studio. All baths associated with bedrooms on the second and third floors share a similar theme: 1930s replica linoleum; sinks from the original Stanford White-designed house or from the Victorian era or 1930s; Venetian mirrors; and gray walls. Framed advertisements for Cheney Brothers silks hang on some of the walls. Paula designed the curtains with local curtain designer Carolyn Chudzik. Fabrics are from Christopher Hyland and Scalamandré, with trimmings by Samuel and Sons. The sleeping porch is a comfortable space to relax in, with or without the shutters pulled. The Asian theme employs colorways that unite indoors and outdoors. The green hue of the walls integrates the lawn and garden visible from the windows; the gold accent ties in with the nearby master bedroom; and the dogwood tree outside the window, red in winter, with white blooms in spring, speaks to decorative elements within the sleeping porch and the Scalamandré fabric. The rug is by Diurne.