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NOT MY HOME SWEET HOME

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 element…like 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 throughout…it 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!
Christa Pirl

2 comment(s)

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.

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