The location of this Scarsdale, NY home is idyllic. It’s on a quiet street and features large windows that connect to the leafy landscape while offering plenty of natural light. The home belongs to a young family of five—he’s an attorney, while she’s had a career in the fashion industry—and the space was a fairly new construction, with sparse furnishings and decor. Enter Sharon Rembaum of Rembaum Interior Design.

“They wanted a collected, sophisticated home that was elegant but relaxed and livable at the same time,” Sharon explains. “We opted for an earthy palette with lots of texture and different woods and metals to complement the surroundings. They also have a large extended family, and they entertain a lot, so they wanted a home that was comfortable and expressed their artistic and creative sensibilities too.” 

Sharon sourced most of the art in the home from female artists, including Whitney McVeigh and Mimi Jung in the living room. “The art in the dining room is by L.A. born, London-based Artist Mattea Perrotta,” Sharon says. “I first read about Mattea in a magazine and then commissioned this piece in these colors based on the palette I wanted for my client’s dining room. These colors really set the tone for the dining room. Mattea is known for reducing the female figure to abstract forms that represent the essence of womanhood. She symbolically strips away cultural differences to expose the common experiences women share—like insecurities around body image and the awareness of the male gaze—and translates them into the curves and shapes of her minimal compositions.”

As most “pandemic projects” go, there were certainly some delays. “We ordered a lamp from France, and it got lost twice,” the designer laughs. “We had a third made and it finally made it.” Now, the family loves their functional, ethereal home. Take a peek in the slideshow.