When Sherry Habif decided to redecorate her Brookhaven home in 2017 she knew she wanted to work with Julia Larrabee Designs. She’d seen Larrabee’s work in a close friend’s home, and she loved that the designer's own style didn’t overshadow the client’s look.
“You could walk into her house, but you didn’t know who decorated it. It had its own personal look based on what she really loved,” said Sherry, “and there’s nothing in here that’s like my girlfriend’s house.”
Sherry and her late husband, Ike Habif, built their home in 1991 and filled it with furniture and decor, much of which came from family and friends. In 2017, Sherry decided it was time for a different look.
“I just love color, and it was time to get a new fresh clean look,” said Sherry. “I like the fact that each room makes a statement.”
Now her foyer, living room, dining room and den represent fall, spring, winter and summer respectively, and her bedroom is swathed in black, giving her a stunning, chic space to retreat to at the end of the day. The new spaces are perfect for Sherry, who is an event planner and loves to host gatherings and parties.
“I wanted fresh, clean, contemporary, something to enjoy and to entertain,” said Sherry.
Residents: Sherry Habif. Sherry is an event planner and party decorator as the owner of Sherry’s Event Planning.
Size: 3,500 square feet with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths
Year built: 1991
Renovations: Redecoration of foyer, living room, dining room, den, master bedroom and powder room in 2017 and 2018.
Consultants: Interior design by Julia Larrabee Designs, stained glass windows by Jennifer’s Glassworks.
Architectural style: Traditional two-story
Favorite architectural elements: Stained glass front door and window in the master bathroom.
Interior design styles: Contemporary
Favorite interior design elements: Crystals and agate sprinkled through her newly decorated spaces.
Collection: Art glass by various artists including Shane Ferro, Masami Koda, Dino Rosin, Robert Mickelsen, Hans Godo Frable, Littleton Vogel Glass, Elizabeth Ryland Mears, Tommie Rush, Rik Allen, Kosta Boda and more.
Resources: Furniture and decor largely sourced through Julia Larrabee Designs. Other furniture and decor from CB2, Pier1 Imports, Muniz, Christopher Guy and Israel Peljovich of Arts-N-Laminates. Kitchen tile is from Floor & Decor. Lighting sourced through Julia Larrabee Designs and from Teresa Costa of Luna Bella Inc and Philips Hue.
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