Sneak Peek: Dana + Patrick Worlock


Dana and Patrick Worlock and their two children, son Calder (8) and daughter Serra (5), moved to this home in Pound Ridge, NY, nearly three years ago. Dana is a garden and floral designer (this year she did flowers for the Glass House in New Canaan). She usually works on small-scale intimate projects, and she wanted to create that same feeling in this house. Aiming for a warm and comfortable modern-farmhouse look, Dana filled it with odd objects and eclectic groupings of furniture and art. It’s a home that reflects the couple’s personality and their love of being surrounded by friends and family. — Amy Azzarito

Image above: This is part of our living room, which is furnished from various places around NYC: The lamp comes from a place called B4 It Was Cool on Houston, the original Ben Shahn prints were a gift from Patrick’s mother, and the serigraph is from Jordan Crane, which we bought at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The miniature sofa we have had for years — I bought it on the lower east side at this awesome shop called Las Venus, which now occupies a bit of real estate in ABC Carpet. The horse pillow came from my friend’s store in Bedford Hills called Bedford House. The bench/coffee table, which barely supports a coffee cup, was bought at a place called Ugly Luggage in Williamsburg. The carpet came from ABC. The whole house is painted in a flat finish Eco-spec Benjamin Moore called Tundra. We used the same color in our Brooklyn house and had to use it again, as it is so calming and looks different in every light.


Image above: This sideboard was left here when we bought the house. It was originally a dark brown, but I painted it white. I just love it. It’s the perfect storage for all the entertaining things I never use. The periodic table was found in LA. I had been searching for one for years that had the right colors and the right look. I saw this as we were driving past a store at dusk, and I emergency braked for this thing! The books are some of our favorites, especially the Beautiful Losers book, which is constantly inspiring us. My little penguin under the sideboard was rescued at a tag sale for $1.

See more of Dana and Patrick’s home after the jump . . .


Image above: The dining room table was acquired from Moon River Chattel in Brooklyn. The acrylic chairs I bought when they first came out — they’re Kartell Ghost chairs, and I still love them! We keep our pens, crayons and pencils in these old film canisters on the table, so it makes it very easy to just draw. No excuses. The china cabinet is built in and features some of our collections from Kid Robot, our favorite Soho store. And the alphabet painting credit goes to my son Calder when he was around 2 1/2! That is one of my favorite possessions.


Image above: This is Serra’s room. I got her dresser in Nashville at the most awesome antiques place; it was quite beat up, so I painted it (Tundra! Surprise, surprise!). Her walls are Benjamin Moore Eco Spec in Pampas Grass. We had those bookshelves made, and they have been great — they help her decide which books to read. The chair is from a place in Williamsburg called White on White, the rug is from ABC, and the lamp is from West Elm. And Willa, the sweet dog, is my rescue from Brooklyn 12 years ago.


Image above: This is another view of our living room. There are two of these black chairs, and they were rescued from a house that was being demolished on Martha’s Vineyard. The pillow is from Thomas Paul. This rug was one of the first home items I bought when I moved to NY — I got it from a store on the upper west side. The fabulous truck painting is from my friend Lisa Steiner, and the print is by Mike Mills, who is a graphic designer and a film director. The lamp is from West Elm, and the little cart is from a place here in Westchester called Cottage Antiques. And of course, there is Willa, who is from Heaven!


Image above: This is our bedroom. The city view painting was done by another artist friend named Matt Sheridan. The two lamps are from an antiques place up in Red Hook, NY, north of here. And the chair is another lovely item that was left here when we bought the house. Pillows are from Bedford House.


Image above: Here is one angle of our kitchen — it is my favorite part of the house. This house was a gut reno, so when we set about designing the kitchen, I really kept Julia Child in mind, as she loved a square kitchen. So I tried to follow her rules, and one was to make sure it was utilitarian. The other was to have a triangle, with the sink, fridge, and stove being the points of the triangle. I did that, and it does really help when whipping up a box of mac and cheese. I love vintage enamel pots and pans; they are great to cook with, and they look awesome on the stove, no matter what is in them. The lamp is from West Elm, and the chemistry beakers are filled with dried beans and lentils. The prints above the lamp are Geoff McFetridge, who is our all-time favorite graphic designer. The cabinets are custom made by my brother-in-law, Hub Moore. The cucumbers on the counter were the first harvest from my garden! That was really exciting.


Image above: This is the other side of the kitchen. It is bright and sunny. Pretty much the only thing we saved during this reno was the group of upper cabinets in this picture. We replaced the doors with the green frosted glass, which I just love looking at, as green is my favorite color. We had the countertop custom made by a stainless steel place in Brooklyn. The large vessels on the counter are from Darr in Brooklyn, and the light fixture is from eBay.


Image above: This is Calder and Serra’s bathroom. We like to keep it friendly but pretty clean and simple. It was their idea to put the animals on the ledge, which I adore.


Image above: This is the downstairs hallway, which is bright and airy, as you can see through the house at this point from front to back. The camping print is from Paris, and the table is from an antiques shop in the West Village.

Marissa

This is my kind of house! So relaxed but so interesting at the same time. Beautiful!

Regginko

This house is so adorable! I love the flat-faced presentation of the books on the white book-shelf. Great ideas!

Maria

Beautiful home! And love that Willa made it into so many photos!

hyzen

I love your whole space! Can you share any details about the jumper poster in Serra’s room? It has a great, classic look.

Amanda

love this space…all the little details but i think my favourite is the tin full of crayons, is that an old film canister? so cool

Linda Kuo

Fantastic space! It’s organic, yet modern and minimal but possesses soul and charm. A great talent at work.

Dad and Sandi

Dana…how cool…everything looks great…how do you remember where you purchased everything?

Lindsey

LOVE that the kids wanted to put up the animals around the bathroom, too cute!!

Becky

Dana – You are amazing. I’ve loved everyone of your homes and I love this one too. Hopefully I’ll see it in person soon. Much love to you and the rest of the fam! Happy Happy!

Lisa

Brilliant lines with amazing accents pieces! Dana, you are soooo talented!

Carrie

Lovely space, but I must ask what kind of dog is Willa? She looks almost exactly like our dog we rescued last year!! I’ve only seen 3 dogs like this and nobody seems to know…any guesses?

Paddy

Absolutely fascinating! So simple and serene, but also vibrant and interesting. Are you sure you’re not an interior decorator in disguise? Would love to see it in real time.

Tracy A

My favourite detail (in an altogether lovely space)? The animals marching to the watering hole in the bathroom! So fun!

Fingers

Love your house. But I got stuck to the first picture……you have original Ben Shahn art???!! WOW!

anna

lovely, but i spotted an empty surface in one picture — back to the swap meet

Nuvea

Great job on the kitchen.
And I just love how their dog followed them around for almost every photo shot! Cutest.

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