At Home with Sophie Sutton in her Manhattan Townhouse

At Home with Sophie Sutton

When designer Sophie Sutton and her husband purchased their 19th century Manhattan townhouse around six years ago, it was in a severely neglected state. This did not, however, deter Sophie from her mission of creating a sophisticated yet comfortable home for her family and frequent guests. Please join me and Susanna as we visit Sophie in her art-filled and deeply personal New York City townhouse.

After years working in Paris, London and Milan in the fashion business and event planning in New York, Sophie founded Sutton Minto Design in 2017, incorporating her well traveled background and education in the arts into a creative and disciplined approach to design.

At Home with Sophie Sutton
Entry/living room in Sophie Sutton townhouse

Composing rooms of fresh visual richness, Sophie consistently counts on luxurious prints, color, and a clean, eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings. Yet her home is also deeply personal, with meaningful art and objets spanning decades of travel and collecting.

vignette in Sophie Sutton Manhattan townhouse
vignette of treasured collections

As a long time collector, Sophie’s taste in art has evolved and expanded over the years, often frequently exploring the juxtaposition of contemporary or 20th c. pieces with more classical furniture.

At Home with Sophie Sutton in her Manhattan townhouse
A whimsical pairing in Sophie’s Manhattan townhouse

Here in her own home she has considered everyone and everything (family, visitors and function) without sacrificing style or sophistication. The enticing top floor guest suite includes a bedroom outfitted with a scintillating selection of exotic textiles referencing Sophie’s travels

guest room in Sophie Sutton's Manhattan townhouse
Guest bedroom

and an adjoining sitting room in a delectable raspberry that is as fresh as it is cozy. I can’t imagine many guests look forward to leaving!

Sophie Sutton guest suite sitting room
guest suite sitting room

While many are intimidated by designing dark rooms, Sophie embraces them. Her dining room is a sumptuous, moody, delicious example where she worked with Fromental on a custom wallcovering that evoked the countryside with a bucolic scene of rolling hills, trees and clouds.

Sophie Sutton dining room via Quintessence
Dining room

And this segues into the generous kitchen where a table of revolving plants and afternoon tea transport you to the English countryside.

tea in Sophie Sutton's kitchen
afternoon tea in the kitchen

Dark furniture-like cabinetry, a freestanding center table and window seat offer a welcoming respite from the busy city streets outside. After falling in love with hanging lights she had seen in Paris, and not finding any similar options here, Sophie commissioned John Rosselli to create these, an even better version of the originals she says. Her tip – never be afraid to ask for something special to be made – the answer is often a yes.

Sophie Sutton kitchen in her Manhattan townhouse
Custom lighting
bar in Sophie Sutton townhouse
bar in Sophie Sutton Manhattan townhouse

The lower level is a sultry sexy space where Sophie has created a man cave escape for her husband Jeff and toward the back, opening onto a terrace, is the bar we all want to have – with vintage drinkware, an enviable collection of LP’s, and ample storage! Yet another perfect gathering spot for festive occasions and their frequent guests. So thank you Sophie – what a treat to visit and be an overnight guest at your elegant, warm and authentic Manhattan townhouse!

2 thoughts on “At Home with Sophie Sutton in her Manhattan Townhouse

  1. This gal is absolutely adoreable…I want to be her friend, too. This town-home is…perfection. One of your most enjoyable “visits” yet!!! KUDOS!! franki

  2. Wonderful post! The eclectic beauty of the townhouse reflects vibrant and aesthetically aware individuals. Juxtaposing marvelous objects, colors, textures creates a feast for the eye. Thank you!

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