Wednesday, August 18, 2010


 Due to the popularity of the posting of my own home, I thought I would feature another one of my design projects, even though its been on my company website for some months. Blogging is always a different experience, right?

So here is the lovely home of a great client in New York City, completed in 2009.

Of course its always good to start with a nice space.  And this certainly was, in particular for Manhattan.  However, this was a very WHITE space.  Now, don't get me wrong, I love white rooms, but this apartment was too white.  It needed some softening.  It came across as just a bit institutional.

The entry hallway:

The dining area:
The living room:
After a coat of lovely subdued taupe (yes, taupe is my favorite neutral by a long shot), the furnishing began.  And they were clients after my own heart...we had very similar tastes and the project rolled along very well.  There is a nice mix of beautiful, high-quality, unique pieces (like the stunning dining table & custom uber-long window bench) mixed with more standard but still great looking items such as a chain store sofa custom upholstered, and several Ligne Roset pieces like the pop chair and great sideboard by the kitchen.  And here are the final results.....

A nice general shot of the living/dining space:

the awesome dining table with a stone top from Holly Hunt and light fitting which casts the most amazing shadows at night.  I do think every room needs a WOW the sofa in my place, and here it would have to be this great dining table.  It really makes the space.

I just love the legs of this table...and with the Classic Donghia klismos chairs...sigh...

Ok, just ONE more of the table...

a bit closer on the living room, with a classic noguchi coffee table and ligne roset rug...and suspended ceiling light in the right corner...its a glass tube with frosted strips and lights inside, kind of a glam take on the fluro bulb... and it plays so nicely with the custom sheer drapes at night...

The other side of the living room...instead of a TV there is this great art piece where the artist drove a motorcycle through paint on metal plates.
And just a few details...the branch lamp, also Holly Hunt...

And lots of great artwork is great having two clients who know so much about art and one in the gallery industry!

And a great thanks to Nicole Gunther for the fabulous photos!


  1. I just love that red chair, and the branch lamp. Very cool design.

  2. I need to have you do my place. It looks awful now and I think you could help me start impressing women. The ladies are not impressed with me now.