In the mood for a modern redo, a couple turned to Safavieh and designer Sally Kellogg to outfit an intimate Stamford home.
When a woman walked into Safavieh’s Stamford, Connecticut, flagship store and declared, “I need an interior designer,” Sally Kellogg stood up and proclaimed, “That would be me!” And thus began an energetic meeting of the minds, a collaboration between two discerning women that led to a lifestyle transformation. Kellogg encouraged her client, Tracia, to focus on what she loved. Tracia kicked off her shoes, joined by her husband, Lou, to find comfort in a carefully selected Century Cornerstone sectional sofa with a high back and deep seats. Sophisticated companion pieces followed. An armchair by Hickory Chair is upholstered in a leaf-patterned charcoal mohair fabric by Theodore Alexander. Sharooz provided the very chic acrylic cocktail table, which reflects prisms of
light and plays off the nearby Martini side table. A strategically placed Theodore Alexander mirror, balancing dual metals, opens up the space, while a large abstract artwork by Jill Pumpelly, which Tracia found on her own, adds a colorful focal point.
“My client has a strong artistic sense,” says Kellogg, commending Tracia’s ability to choose pieces that “she will never tire of in her new environment.” In the dining room, a live-edge dining table with a metal trestle base caters to Tracia’s sculptural sensitivities. Keeping with the refined yet comfortably modern theme, the angular dining chairs’ wing-like sides are outlined in a black welt. In the background, the Migration credenza adds a visual punch with its ethereal depiction of gold birds flying across the reverse-painted black glass. “My client loves each and every object in her home. As we worked together,” Kellogg explains, “Tracia was able to transform her environment as she uncovered her own true personal style.”
Just as the designer cred its her client, so Tracia gives a glowing endorsement to Kellogg for her role in creating a place people look forward to being in: “I learned that there’s a real difference between a decorator and a designer. And Sally is a true designer. She worked with me to create a space I hadn’t even dreamed was possible.”
It helped that her talent and taste were made available through the resources of Safavieh’s Stamford store. As Kellogg puts it, “This wonderful showroom provides me with an endless toy box, where so many furnishings can be put together to create amazing results for every circumstance.”
In this case, the result is an elegant urban interior that serves as an intriguing personal sanctuary for Tracia, Lou and their family and friends.