Kids' rooms are transformed into a luxury guest suite
After a tree fell on their Centerport home in 2010, Christine and Charles Gentile decided to make over their damaged third floor into a guest suite. Previously, it had been the bedrooms of their two sons, now grown. As part of the reconstruction, they removed the ceiling, allowing a view of the inside of the home's turret. The Gentiles, who own Ashbourne Designs in Huntington, say they wanted to give the area a sense of luxury and the feel of the seaside. TOTAL: About $12,000 (Christine Gentile's fee for a makeover of this type would have been $1,500) --Sylvia E. King-Cohen
BEFORE. The third-floor was pretty much as their son left it. After a tree fell on the house, they decided to redo the room into a guest suite.
BEFORE. During reconstruction, the ceiling was removed to allow a view of the inside of the home's turret.
RUG, $344. From Dash and Albert, purchased through their Huntington store.
BED, $1,895. From the owners’ store. (April 9, 2013).
PAINT, $250 (4 gallons).
The color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. Gentile says it is a “classic shade of gray that creates a unifying look that calms and restores.” Gentile says gray is a sophisticated color that can update the look of a room. “When most people think of gray, they think of the gray of years ago that was blah and flat.” Supplied and applied by their store
CEILING FAN, existing. (April 9, 2013).
BEDDING, $1,038. Includes queen Lyall Slate sheets ($245) from Pine Cone Hill; hardwood and ivory coverlet ($245) from Pine Cone Hill; accent pillows ($285, for 10), from Pine Cone Hill; matching euro shams ($196, for two), all available through the owners’ store; shell and rope trim ($67), from Samuel and Sons, a designer-only source. (April 9, 2013)
ACCENT PILLOWS, $640. (for six)
Fabric ($250) from Kravet Fabrics in Bethpage; fabrication ($390) by Ashbourne Designs workroom.
ARM CHAIR, $1,250. This is an existing chair that Gentile had reupholstered. Faux linen fabric ($450) from KravetSmart, a durable-fabrics division of Kravet Fabrics; fabrication ($800) by Ashbourne Designs workroom.
ROUND TABLE, $495. From Crate & Barrel, Manhasset
LAMP, $600. From Decorative Crafts, a trade-only source. (April 9, 2013)
ANTIQUE DESK, existing.
Originally from England, this piece ties together the subtle beach theme of the room.
STEEL CHAIR, $195. From Crate & Barrel.
MIRROR, existing. This was an antique Christine Gentile had had for many years. She painted it to give it a fresh, updated look.
REGINA ANDREWS LAMP, $295. Purchased through their store. (April 9, 2013)