Today I thought I'd share with you a design project I'm currently working on. My clients are a young couple that live in a prewar penthouse apartment that features rooms of cherry wood floors and heavy paneling. The home felt dark and masculine, definitely not the design aesthetic the young couple wanted for their home. We decided to lighten things up by adding modern furniture and fixtures and infusing the space with soft texture and color, starting with the small foyer which is accessed through a private elevator. The foyer was lacking character; drab green curtains and an old black bench framed a large window which overlooked a stunning garden and swimming pool. Unfortunately these gorgeous features were lost in the lackluster entryway.
How did we fix it?
We brought the color palette of the outdoors in with soft, silvery blues, infused the space with subtle texture and pattern and added some warm metallic pieces for a touch of modern glamour. Here are two of the design boards I presented to my clients. Do you have a favorite? My client's did. I'll let you know later when I announce the winner of the Exotic Taste-Orientalist Interiors giveaway!