Last week we took a look at the renovated gardens of Glynallyn, this year’s Mansion in May as hosted by the Woman's Association of Morristown Medical Center. This historic home located in Morristown, NJ, is a 32,000 square foot castle, complete with 19 fireplaces, 66 rooms and 7.5 acres of terraced gardens.
Today we are excited to explore the forty-one interior rooms of this castle that have been renovated by local decorators and architects.
Front facade of Glynallyn. Image by David Gruol Photography, courtesy of Mansion in May.
And here are some of our favorite interior rooms:
Glynallyn Living Room by M. Frederick, LLC
A family-friendly, yet sophisticated living area suitable for daily family living activities, more formal entertaining, and the needs of a small personal home office. The space is clean and bright while still managing to maintain and showcase the architectural magnificence of the room. The centerpiece of the room is the white, high-gloss cabinets built in a u-shape around the sofa that hug it perfectly. The architectural assets of the room are highlighted by the white panels built into the wall that hang beautiful artwork around the room.
The Greenery by Papyrus Design
The Greenery has beautiful architecture with wooden carvings and leaded glass doors and windows that truly make the space. To highlight and not detract from the room the designer chose to keep the furnishings simple and light: Pantone chairs, custom potting table and marble/granite table. The space was originally “greenery” or mudroom as the rooms opens to the gardens.
La Pavillon D’Ete by Kenneth/Davis Inc.
This room was created in order to stand out from the darkness of the rest of the home. The color palette of cream and Mediterranean blue is the base for the handmade Moorish inspired lattice stencil painted on the walls. Hermes place settings and Dunes & Duchess sconces immediately caught our eye as did the fantastic wall hanging by Peter Bynum above the fireplace.
Into Blues (The Dungeon) by Spring Street Dezigns & haute bungalow
Turkish patchwork rugs and Ikat (Lee Jofa) fabrics set the mood along with the hung blown glass light fixtures and dramatic-colored textiles dispersed around the large - and what once was cold - dungeon. Now remade into a personal jazz club, the stage is set for a night filled with fresh and natural furnishings, all with a modern twist (lucite, concrete and metal chairs).
The Map Restorer’s Keep by Gacek Design Group
The most unique space in all of the mansion has been reconfigured to highlight its unusual, yet exquisite features. The arched, tressed ceiling and unique wood treatments are paired with a faux skylights on one side and the other has intricate wood panels and relief detailing. The color palette of the room is a neutral taupe and cream with hints of lavender meant to create a sense of peace where mapmaking can be practiced.
The Voyager’s Lounge by Susan Cohan Gardens, LLC
An outdoor area off the second floor overlooks the entire front yard and the rose gardens but it’s not a regular seating area- it’s a voyagers lounge. It reflects the adventurer who has collected things from years of exploration and visits to exotic and far off places. Jewel-toned hues, a green wall and an eye-catching orange umbrella punctuate this space as a not to be ignored and quite inviting!
But wait, there’s more! We still have more of our favorite spaces in our next post (Friday). So come back and make sure you grab tickets to go see this beautiful castle in person.
For our past coverage of Glynallyn, check out the before pictures of the interior as well as the renovated gardens. You can see our full collection of images in our Glynallyn gallery.
Glynallyn is open to the general public May 1 - 31; Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. General admission tickets cost $30. No photography, food, drinks or children under the age of 12 are allowed in the house. Parking and shuttle are available at the Madison Hotel, 44 Whippany Road. For more information, please visit www.mansioninmay.org.