WASHINGTON HEIGHTS REMODEL
Brief: Georgian Heritage reimagined.
Design: This 1920's, New York apartment had been stripped of any original features and the floor-plan needed redesigning to turn a small galley kitchen into a full room with centre island. Oversized crown moulding, tall baseboards, box moulding, wainscoting and a fire surround with chimney breast were added to offer texture and create a sense of Georgian symmetry. Dark, heritage colors were chosen to offer gravitas and a moody, modern elegance. Industrial fixtures and polished metal elements add an edge, appropriate to the client's age and lifestyle.
References: Equine sports and utilitarian tack rooms, Georgian architecture, old master portraiture, manor house kitchens.
Brief: Englishman in New York
Design: A gut renovation was completed on this 1980's New York apartment, reimagining the floor plan to create a much larger bathroom and open plan kitchen / living room. The idea of a well travelled, British gentleman living in New York during the 1930's was reimagined for contemporary living. Antique European furniture was mixed with modern pieces, including a custom shelf unit and media centre incorporating reeded glass. Oversized crown moulding, panelling, door trims and tall baseboards add architectural interest. The color palette graduates from off whites in the living space to warmer autumnal hues in additional rooms, creating a sense of journey through the space.
References: Art Deco design, British sports, antique barware, world-tour collections, 1930's hotel bathrooms, 1990's soho and the home of Bliss Blass.
The images in this section were used as part of a client presentation. Images of the completed project will be shared imminently.
Upper West Side studio: Monochromatic simplicity for re-sale
London bedroom: Flea Market Style; color and eclecticism
East Side Galley kitchen: Modern English
Construction photographs and details