Every aspect of this design enhances the client's art collection --- the work of a single artist accumulated over the course of twenty years. The only things that the client kept from his previous apartment were the paintings and a leather-bound set of the complete works of Shakespeare inherited from his father.
We often use large-scale photographs to help enhance a client’s image. Vintage photographs of the surrounding area on Park Avenue help give this law office a sense of stability. When the Army Space Command Center in Colorado Springs requested images that reflected the science of space exploration and the military use of space from Leonardo to the current day, the largest image we used was over twenty feet tall.
When this home office in the corner of our client’s living room is not in use the equipment is completely concealed. The direction in which the printer pulls out maximizes legroom when the client is working.
A small room (11' x 7') can have a big impact. The wall treatment, carpet, linens and accessories were all inspired by the beautiful botanical watercolors. Neoclassical antiques like the Charles X daybed, Louis XVI chair and Regency nightstand provide a refreshing counterpoint to all of the flowers.
The original kitchen in this pre-war apartment on Central Park West was enlarged by combining it with an adjacent maid's room. Although the style is classic, the apartment now has all of the modern comforts. For instance, we installed central air conditioning without lowering the ceilings in the principal rooms.