Where I Live – Martina Arfwidson & David Weiss – Hudson Home | Pottery Barn


Where I Live
Martina Arfwidson and David Weiss Hello, we’re in new york’s hudson river valley,
and I’m David Weiss, and I’m Martina Arfwidson, welcome to our house. I needed to use the whole site to make a
house that had view and that also would be big enough for my family. As you walk through this house, what was important to me was a sense of discovery, so
you start at the entry and the ceilings are low and it’s pretty dark, and you’ve go up to the first level and it’s brighter
and higher, and as we continue to the kitchen which is really
where we spend most of our time, in there it gets very bright and suddenly your’re
exposed to this terrific view that we have here. Well I’m absolutely obsessed with space, and I’m
crazy about light. I’d always dreamt about living in a greenhouse
and I feel that David has created that for me. I work with colors so for me at home everything that goes from the white to black
is what is really most restful to me and with that obviously comes all my white trim,
and all these very muted colors on the floors, so there’s a great sense of space and the comfortable sitting area, and with just a few objects that sort of made the room come together. Probably the largest scale items in the house are these Mahogany mirrors from Sweden, and they reflect the view of the hudson river and they continue the feeling of light that’s so important
to this house. And they just remind you that perhaps you should be looking the other way. We built the guest barn and it’s a space that’s all new inside but used a lot of the original
elements, and we reused a lot of the hand hewn beams inside, and we used huge windows to accentuate the view and then used plantings
to bring that out, to focus the view on the catskill mountains. It’s really surprising because it’s a very
traditional looking barn and you walk in and it’s all glass, it’s amazing the view there. We have the beds up on the loft, and sort of a reading space on the other loft
and there’s this walkway in between, and downstairs there’s a little tiny kitchenette and the living space. So it’s one open space and it’s a bright and rustic and modern together. Overall it’s so inspiring that Pottery barn comes because
not only do you look at your home in a different way, but also then get to have the huge treat
to see furniture in your space, which is really such a thrill. Pottery Barn has such a huge range of products, that are both really traditional, really works in any kind of space as well as statement pieces
that inspire you, I think that when we have them here we just see things in
a different way, it’s really inspiring to well, I’d like to change the house a lot,
but any time they’re here I’m like, “We need to redo
the living room!” For me the home is really everything. We spend so much time here.
We actually said when we started this house is that it should be a place like the ultimate vacation spot,
but it’s home. Being away is good, but at home
is best, and I think we always try to create a space that is really
comfortable but also has enough excitement, so that when we look out the window or
when we look overnance in the corner and see just an incredible
plant in bloom, that we have that feeling of “Wow! There’s nowhere we’d rather be than right here.” Pottery Barn

13 Replies to “Where I Live – Martina Arfwidson & David Weiss – Hudson Home | Pottery Barn”

  1. Ohhhh, I love this house. I'm looking for a house with large lot and Gest house, barn, is a great idea. I see here European influence, which is a great mixture of the comfortable American style. I use to like the contemporary European style but not anymore. That style is cold, uncomfortable and maybe without any spirit in it. Pottery Barn is the way to go for me now even
    I'm originally from Europe.

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