“I have a weak spot for classically informed architecture paired with more modern touches,” says Joan Enger, the stylish designer behind J. PATRYCE DESIGN in New Jersey. Enger’s recent townhouse design in Hoboken proves her point: neoclassical plaster mouldings are rejuvenated with chic textures and standout neutrals, and ornate cased openings contrast with contemporary, metal light fixtures and natural woods.
For the project — which was completed in three phases over the course of six years, beginning with the master bath — the designer incorporated the client’s extensive collection of English antiques, brought over when she moved from London in 1989. Her antiques complemented the 100-year-old brownstone, yet before Enger’s interventions, the design risked falling too far into an outdated style. “We turned back the dial a bit and leaned into ‘eclectic,’ which was harmonious with the bones of the house, and our client allowed us to mix in her English treasures,” the designer says. Here, we tour the luxe brownstone to see how Enger mixed a range of styles to achieve an entirely unique design.