Hudson River Views
The fun part of a project like this is seeing it evolve into something totally unexpected. Usually when designing I envision what the entire completed space will look like and then select elements to fulfill the concept. It’s like putting pieces of a puzzle together, knowing all along what the puzzle will look like when completed. In this case, the finished design was a result of the same process, but in reverse. While we began with a general furniture plan for guidance, each piece, finish, fabric and rug was found or designed and agreed upon in an ala carte fashion. The owner, a young man whose work travels keep him constantly moving between planes, trains and hotels in New York and East Asia, wanted a simple apartment that he could “fall” into when he’d get back from long trips. For him this meant something visually playful, simply designed, and nothing needing great maintenance. In his personal style he loves special things that have a stand-alone quality such as beautiful state-of-the art bags, perfectly tailored jackets, eye-catching, one-of-a-kind, custom tailored shirts. So, in essence, we wanted to reflect this in the selection of pieces that make up the design. As a result many items were either custom-designed, or iconic, classic modern pieces. Amidst all of this was a liberal splashing of colors over broader tones of grays and creams. Overall, the idea was to curate a collection of great pieces that evoke a youthful and fun quality. Just like the owner.