Home Sweet Home Tour No. 4: Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design

Home Sweet Home Tour

Our 4th Home Sweet Home Tour belongs to New York artist, stylist and designer Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design and her husband, Mr. D. Amy is a collector of vintage advertising posters, china cups, yarn and images. Her interior design aesthetic is all about transitionalism. She tells us she doesn't want to walk in any room and be able to pinpoint when it was decorated. She believes that her home should be an amalgamation of the items that she loves. She layers pieces from different eras that fit with their taste and fuses them to form a relaxing environment that reflects their personality as a couple. Amy is particularly drawn to pieces that are difficult to place in history. They are the perfect bridge between rustic and modern, traditional and today. Thanks Amy for sharing!

Home Sweet Home Tour

Woodmode cabinetry (wood-mode.com)
Chandiler purhased from the Bowery lighting district, Hungarian Crystal.
Soapstone M. Teixeira Soapstone soapstones.com
Square bottom, extra-deep sink, also soapstone
Range: Viking (vikingrange.com)
Dishwasher: Fisher+Paykel (fisherpaykel.com)
Sink faucet by Grohe grohe.com
Fridge Leibherr (liebherr.us
Walls: Benjamin Moore Decorators White and Trim Benjamin Moore Super White

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Dining Area:
Chandielers are from the Bowery. Hungarian Crystal. Same design as the black one only smaller, w/less arms.
Dining table is an antique reproduction from ABC Carpet and Home and has two leaves in it
Chairs are turn of the century stackable red leather card playing chairs with sage color leather piping. Purchased at the Armory show in 2000 thearmoryshow.com
The washed oak china cabinet is from Shabby Chic
Corner table is from Ballard Designs
Oushak rug, carpet district, Manhattan
Walls: Benjamin Moore Decorators White and Trim Benjamin Moore Super White

Home Sweet Home Tour

Home Sweet Home Tour

Formal Living Room
White Chesterfield: King by Natuzzi, Cocktail table: Rectangular Moon Table by Ochre, Orange Wool Sofa: Modernica, Case Study Day Bed Couch, Scatter Pillows: Calypso Home, Vintage Posters: Various dealers at the International Vintage Poster Fairs: (posterfair.com), at auction: Swann Galleries (swanngalleries.com) and through Bruce at Vintage Poster Classics (posterclassics.com), Mercury Glass lamps: The Lively Set, Lamp Shades: Just Shades, Vintage Sideboard, Black Leather + Chrome 1970's era Chairs, Oushak carpet, rug district, Manhattan, Walls: Decorator white, Eggshell finish, Benjamin Moore, Trim: Super white, Semi-gloss oil paint by Benjamin Moore, Black wall: Aura Eggshell Black paint by Benjamin Moore, Mirrors: Our DIY project! We had them custom cut in China Town to mimic the grid proportion that our old loft windows had. We painted the wall black and hung the mirrors with a lazer level and a compound called Mirror-Mastic.

Home Sweet Home Tour
Home Sweet Home Tour
Home Sweet Home Tour

Zuma Soaking Tub, Kohler sink+toilet, Carrara Marble, Vintage painted apothocary cabinets, The Lively Set thelivelyset.com, Vintage Ms. Dollar poster bought at auction via Swann Galleries; Two smaller knitting themed vintage posters from Chisholm Gallery (vintagepostersnyc.com), Walls: Benjamin Moore HC Chelsea Grey

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Interior Bedroom:
Painted mexican cabinet purchased at now defunct Hudson Dry Goods. It is jam-packed with my machine knitting yarn (silkcityfibers.com/SilkCity/index.jsp)
The lamps are vintage, from the 40's. They were a 26th Street flea market find. I had them re-wired and outfitted with new glass shades; I have been collecting antique boxes for as long as I can remember. There is a stack of three of them behind the little angel oil painting (also a flea market find) between the lamps; The 1920's Bridge Chairs are French - and I purchased them from Pooter o'looms in Harbor Springs Michigan; Painting is actually a print that was hand-painted and framed at the turn of the century; Painted: Benjamin Moore HC Van Buren Brown Trim: Benjamin Moore Super White

Home Sweet Home Tour
Home Sweet Home Tour
Home Sweet Home Tour

Bedroom and Private Lounge Area:
L-Shape slip-covered sofa by Shabby Chic (shabbychic.com), Parsons Bookcase (under TV) is from West Elm, Glass Cocktail Table is from Jennifer Convertibles (Similar ones are being sold in acrylic at CB2), Wool Shag Carpet via Pottery Barn, DWR Stainless Quovis Credenza dwr.com, Clear Bubble lamp with black shade from Mitchell Gold Bob Williams mgbwhome.com, Leather club chairs, handed down from my mother circa 1995, 1940's inlaid wood nesting tables via The Lively Set, Night stands are vintage Baker Bombe chests refinished in Jacobean, Lamps on night stands are from Huzza, Black fabric lamp shades via Just Shades, Four-Poster Canopy Bed is West Elm (they've since stopped production), Cream Leather Eames Chair and Ottoman hermanmiller.com), Vintage painted cabinet, and Lady Liberty statue collection, flea market finds

Jan Halvarson


jules @ The Diversion Project said...

yowswer! what a fabulous home - love every bit of it.

the red bungalow said...

wow! LOVE the chandeliers in the dining room and that great white tufted sofa. Very fabulous and inspiring.

Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Good grief! Will they take lodgers?
I'm packing in preparation...

Kera said...

love the living areas and the art.

sharon said...

love all the art on the walls! as an artist i find it so inspiring to have good art to look at everyday - all i can really afford is art books:)

ABC Dragoo said...


I truly appreciate you featuring our home*sweet*home on Poppytalk. What a complete and total honor.

I adore what you do over here, so to see ABCD featured... well, it's like seeing my name in lights!!

Thanks to everyone who commented so far! One delightful thing about the vintage posters, if you know where to find them - you can really find some wonderful deals = lot's of "bang for your buck."

@Kate, unfortunately we recently moved from this loft, but I will happily set up a spare room for you in the next place, heck... I might even make blueberry pancakes during your stay ~LOL! :)

Thanks again Jan, lovely job!

Shorely Chic said...

Wow Amy - this is spectacular, you are so talented - very creative and out of the box with an amazing eye to boot! I love the spools of thread in that chest, amazing use of color.

Unknown said...

this looks AMAZING, I soooooo want to live there :-)
ABCD- I hope we get to see a tour of your new place, I'm sure it will be equally as amazing!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This space is stunning - love the use of orange.

Jessica said...

I love the vintage suitcases in between the chairs in the living room! I am officially on the hunt for both! thanks Amy for sharing!

Jessica said...

I love the vintage suitcases in between the chairs in the living room! I am officially on the hunt for both! thanks Amy for sharing!

Being Tazim said...

Oh wow! love it! I like how the fridge blends in with the cabinetry, and the mixture of old-looking/vintage items and sparkly new things.

Tazim in Vancouver

beki said...

Oh wow, I want to move right in!!

Ashley said...

what a gah gah gorgeous home!! thanks for sharing it.

Erika Ward said...

GASP! This place is a showhome! What a privilege to have such a lovely place!

Unknown said...

I like that Amy thinks I'm joking about being their lodger, but now she's swung breakfast pancakes under my nose, there wont be any stopping me.

Design Fixation said...

The formal living room combines a very wide range of colors so beautifully.... that rug is just to die for!

SpryOnTheWall said...

Okay, insanely gorgeous! The textile geek in me is loving all the yarn on display. FAB post!!! It also doesn't hurt that Amy is a top notch gal, so very kind!

Jamie said...

WOW. Wow wow wow wow wow. This.is.AWESOME!


Amazing home! I want a bedroom/private lounge that huge!! Great post thanks for sharing. Bon weekend!