Chapter Two 

Midtown, Manhattan

This client purchased this 1800 square foot duplex and needed help designing a space that catered to her love of entertaining and prestigious art collection.

 

The blank canvas called for a complete layout of the space, and selection of all furnishings, rugs, and accents to bring make this place her new home.

The first order of business was to refinish the fireplace. Previously a heavy stone facade, we upgraded it to a beautiful solid marble, a more fitting fixture for the homes modern/transitional aesthetic.

The outside deck was one large expansive space that needed to accommodate multiple seating areas for entertaining.

 

We built a pergola upon the entry to the deck that provided a lush green canopy view upon entry to the home, and softened the urban landscape outside. Two large AC compactors needed to be hidden as well, so a custom floating wall was erected to conceal them and create a grounding point for one of the seating areas.

Our client loves greenery but didn't have the time to maintain a bunch of plants, so an irrigation system was set up around the circumference of the deck and low maintenance perennials were selected to ensure all plants returned year after year, so no additional planting would be needed. 

The master bedroom was inspired by the beautiful Turkish rug and moroccan pieces she brought back from her travels. While keeping the color palette serene and adding texture to create dimension - achieved by a subtle wall covering.

The guest bedroom's incorporation of green and greenery was to provide a lush contrast to a day trekking around the urban jungle. 

Lastly, the pair of art pieces (two horizontal stacked) in the stairwell were commissioned to incorporate the colors in the space and pay homage to a passion of our client.

Relaxing, inviting, and efficient were our goals in telling this clients Storie.