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

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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."
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