Home Tour: Hidden Pond Farm

I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day and stumbled upon the gorgeous New Jersey home of interior designer Janet Simon, Hidden Pond Farm. Let’s be honest, when most of us think of New Jersey, sweeping countryside and gorgeous neo-Georgian estates aren’t usually what come to mind. However, Hidden Pond Farm, built in the late 1920s, is reminiscent of something out of The Great Gatsby and the interiors possess an equal amount of grandeur.

Simon decorated much of the home in the quintessential Dorothy Draper style from the 1930s with plenty of medallion rugs, bold pattern play, lavish window treatments, and plenty of chintz. It is impossible not to think of The Greenbrier when you see the formal breakfast room, sunroom, and bedrooms. Other rooms in the home are more modern to accommodate family friendly living but each room is a treat with lovely wall coverings and thoughtfully composed details. Happy Wednesday!

P.S. The history of the this home is fascinating and it was originally built the personal counsel to John D. Rockefeller Jr. To learn more, you can read the original article from Traditional Home, here.

A classic and luxurious formal living room greets guests upon arriving
Classic accents can be found throughout the home

Luxurious custom Lee Jofa draperies and an ornate gold mirror are the focal piece of the formal dining room

These pups have the right idea! This library pulls you in and makes you want to snuggle on the sofa with a good book.

I love the rich colors of this detail shot of the card table. I especially love the shade of green.
Creamy white cabinets paired with reclaimed terra-cotta flooring create a warm and welcoming kitchen
An eclectic, casual kitchen eating area perfect for family meals
Two sets of french doors allow light to pour into the garden inspired breakfast room

Simon chose to use chintz wallpaper and forwent window coverings to draw attention to the original architectural detail of the home

The master sweet is gracious, with a sunny, blue and white sitting room

The medallion patterned area rug paired with the canopy are in keeping with the original style of the home

Soft greens and bright pinks, accented by Cowtan & Tout wallpaper make for another cheerful bedroom
A elegant mudroom with plenty of storage and classic Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper

Simons believes that “living with beauty and comfort is essential to living well” and I could not agree more. Thank you for stopping by!





  1. June 5, 2019 / 11:14 am

    Sophie .. what a lovely home! Beautiful living and dining room .. and I need that great mud room!! I love following you on Instagram and the posts you share with us here on your blog! Have a great Wednesday!a

    • June 5, 2019 / 11:40 am

      Thank you Sandy! You are too kind and I am so glad to hear you loves the house is much as I did!

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