This project’s genesis was unequivocal: put politely, this newly-minted bachelor wanted a refresh to mark recent changes in his life. Inviting, sleek, and masculine-inspired: we got to work.
It is old news at this point that products and goods have been delayed to the point of international mayhem. This project, which was supposed to be installed that fateful week that COVID locked down NYC with a vengeance, became a footnote in a story that was much larger than that, of course.
The renovation lasted a few months and then halted to a grinding stop mid-February. After a summer of waiting for NYC to re-open, we were able to return to the apartment to complete the job that fall and winter.
To completely change the look, we transformed the bed area to have walnut panels up the sides of the bed and the leather headboard installed wall-to-ceiling. Accent lighting on the beam created an elegant moodiness in the evening hours.
We designed the matching bathroom vanity to feel in concert with the bedroom, and to exude additional strength with a warm black and volcanic caramel veining. We kept the lines simple but added striking hardware for polish and a rhythmic punch.
For soft goods, we utilized a material language of intense neutrals, masculine aubergines and chocolates mixed with contrasting beige and cream, and soft, inviting fabrics and rugs to garner the desired result. The client’s family heirloom chair played into the mix dramatically as the one pop of real color in the room.
Other rooms in the house received some attention as well. We transformed the entry gallery to emit a minimalistic allure. The dark entrance has little natural light, which played well for a moody vibe.
While the original family room design stayed in place, we still took on the project of re-making a Kagan-style sofa that had been previously removed. We specified the exact shape and curvature to fit the floor plan of the room, and the result was understated yet fitting.
And before you go, I am thrilled to announce that our designs are in print!! Architecture and Design Review, published by TeNeues, is a large scale coffee table book with gorgeous photography and designs from all over the world. If you would like a copy, please proceed here.
I hope you have a wonderful start to your fall season, and wishing you all the best.
In good design,