We are proud to have been named Henredon Interior Design Studio’s 2011 Featured Designer. As such, we were asked to create a vignette. Our concept is as follows: We designed this space for a fictitious college professor living in a very small New York apartment. Since the space is limited, it must be multipurpose and have plenty of storage for his books. He reads, watches TV, and hosts small dinner parties in his home. Bold, dark, and warm describes the Italian wallpaper which gives the petite room much needed “punch.” The fabulous upholstered bookcases provide texture and architecture, while the perforated stainless and glass cylinder adds sculpture and sparkle. Defining the space, the mesh drapery is a backdrop to the sphere-topped storage columns. The clever bookcases integrated around the sofa are a place for books and treasures found abroad. Central to the space, the harvest table is a very flexible piece: need a slim sofa table? Both sides fold down. Invite six for dinner? No problem! Here, it functions as a library table. Photo by Beth Singer.
This photo has 4 questions
What is the finish on the book cases? Paint color? Technique? »
3. Dark colors. Rich mahoganies, weathered, saddle-hued leather chairs, and accents of black make a study feel like warm embrace when you enter. Think of the space as the first archetype of today's "man cave."