February 5, 2019

Jared Sherman Epps Uses Black and White to Elegant Effect in a Manhasset, NY Home

In 2015, Jared Sherman Epps won a place in Interior Design‘s “Decade of Design” survey of the best projects and products of the preceding 10 years for a five-story townhouse boasting an unforgettable geode shower. Since then, he’s only grown bolder, as evidenced in this 5,000-square-foot house in Manhasset, New York.

“The design was for a young family,” Epps says of the Long Island residence, “so I wanted to keep it fresh and modern, but with traditional details and architectural elements throughout.” A blend of black architectural glazing and vast slabs of white marble was just the thing to accomplish this, with heather grey kitchen cabinets and wide plank floors in a custom gray splitting the difference.

In the living room, a Crate & Barrel sofa and armchairs by Safavieh gather around a West Elm table, beneath a chandelier by Interior Homescapes. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

To jazz up the classic palette, he installed a chevron of Calacatta Gold marble across both the floors and walls of the powder room, and deployed rich blues for upholstery. “We also matched the brass of plumbing fixtures, appliances, and lighting fixtures perfectly,” he notes, “with custom hardware and furniture finishes in a brighter brass, acting as accessories throughout the residence.” It’s the perfect finishing touch.

The dining room table is by High Fashion Home, with AllModern chairs. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

The kitchen mixed heather-gray cabinets with two kinds of Calacatta: an island and countertops of Calacatta Gold and a mosaic backsplash. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

An Interior Define sofa brightens up the family room, with a Jonathan Adler table and poufs from Zinc Decor. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

The family room’s bar is defined by a backsplash by Artistic Tile, with a custom Calacatta Gold bar and stools from West Elm. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

The master bedroom offers a bed by RH Modern with Arteriors side tables, beneath a Williams Sonoma chandelier. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

The master bath’s shower feature wall is Nero Marquina Marble, illuminated by Rejuvenation sconces above the Brizo sink and fittings. Photography by Kim Max Photo.

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