In designing the interiors of this 1920s home in Sea Cliff, we got to know our clients and the family legacies that shape their approach to all aspects of life. Both Missy and Yvo Smit grew up with strong female role models who encouraged them to challenge traditional standards and foster growth in themselves and others. As designers, we helped them translate the themes that have shaped their lives into the physical details that comprise a home. Bold contrasts of light and dark colors, a powerfully curated collection of photographic art and well-placed family heirlooms communicate the strength, matriarchy and dedication that run generations deep for the Smits. We believe in highlighting and celebrating these values, as well as supporting artists that explore these values in their work.