Early in her career, interior designer Laura Walker Baird lived around the world, dealing antiques. In 2006, she and her husband, rug guru Paul Baird, along with partner Kent Schneider, opened Verde Home on the Westside, now a go-to for custom rugs and Farrow & Ball paint. It’s no wonder the Bairds’ “groovy ranch” in Morningside is a collection of new and old, custom and shoppable.
Architectural tweaks Without a major addition, the Bairds added space by bumping out interior walls and vaulting the living-room ceiling, which felt in keeping with the 1950s architecture. They extended the master bedroom onto a porch and cantilevered the master bath.
Custom creations Verde Home designs and manufactures graphic, modern rugs, which add interest to the Bairds’ floors.
New colors Laura used the rich, olive green “Bancha” from Farrow & Ball’s latest release in the dining room, “Cord” in the hallway, and “Studio Green” in the master.
Creature comforts The couches are made for sitting—even sleeping. Verde offers American Leather furniture, from sleek sleeper sofas to high-tech, high-style recliners.
Old collections Key antiques come from Laura’s early career. Pairing pieces like a French oak armoire and a teak Balinese console give the home an organic vibe.
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