Had: A classic New York City townhouse with great bones.
Needed: Someone to translate the family’s personality into the character of each room and each element.
Our clients were very clear in their vision for their new home: this house is for family and art, with every room tailored to the interests of the family.
Details throughout the house are a direct reflection of their collective tastes and design sensibilities, as typified by this carved hallway wall that features each of their favorite quotes.
Generous, well-proportioned, airy spaces throughout provided an open, clean palette that allowed art, carefully chosen furnishings and personal artifacts to breathe.
Functional and purpose-driven storage was meticulously designed to ensure that even in busy, high traffic areas a clutter-free, welcoming ambience could be maintained.
Family gatherings and dinner parties with close friends are an important part of the family’s lifestyle. And again, quiet, elegant materials & details create a calm setting for the art, fabrics, sculptural fixtures and furnishings to become the focal point.
Informal spaces that could become group hangout areas for media viewing, game-playing, reading or general lounging were an important priority and were located in a way that encouraged natural connection among family members.
Art, in all of it’s forms, is a constant presence throughout the house, and in this case adds an element of spontaneity and surprise.
Private and personal spaces were designed to fit the needs and life-stage of each family member, with flexibility and adaptability built in to make it easy to accommodate their evolving individual needs.
Practical, yet open and inviting spaces were made easier to maintain with the help of well-designed and efficient furnishings that provided ample hidden storage.
Soft tones and refined, neutral materials create a sense of harmony and tranquillity, as well as the feeling of a ‘tucked away escape from the bustle of the city”.
“This is unmistakably “our” house…from the moment you walk through the door…and all the way down to every last detail”.