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It’s here! Grab your copy of the NYTimes to see Anne’s DUMBO apartment – or check it out online: article / slideshow. A special thank you to Tim McKeough, Trevor Tondro and Ryan Scherb, the outstanding writing and photography teams from the paper. We had lots of fun working with all them over the past few months.
Above / The converted Master Bedroom into larger living space, with exposed track barn doors and a Murphy bed for insta-Guest Room capabilities!
Griffin chairs from Lawson-Fenning in custom Sequana “Donegal Tweed - Fuschia” fabric, Rugs: Barclay Butera for Merida Meridian “Dune – Black” (a go-to! we also used a similar rug in the Hamptons Showhouse), S shaped tables: Mr. Brown, Mushroom shaped pouf: Scout Design’s online boutique Mercantile, Throw: Missoni Home.
The 6′x4′ photograph is “Wildwood 2009″ by photographer (a fellow Dumbo resident and friend of Suysel’s!) Reynaldo Banogon.
Above / Art and objects on the wall collected over time. The large black and white photograph was a gift from Ryan’s best friend, Jeff Martin. The photo depicts a football game between rival high school teams Northfield and Deerfield in 1965, where a fire of the building behind the field wasn’t enough to even pause play! Photo was taken by Robert S. Van Fleet, courtesy of Northfield Mount Herman School archives.
The patterned chairs which inspired the article’s title are 1970s vintage (we didn’t reupholster!) from 1stDibs@NYDC.
Above / Mirror: Gordon Mirror from Arteriors, Vanity: Hutton Washstand from Restoration Hardware, Faucet: Henry (our favorite!) from Waterworks, Flooring: Bolon from Studio Four NYC, Wallpaper: Twigs “Pheasant”
Above / the Before!
Above / Tile: Glazed Hexagon Cobalt from Nemo Tile – one of our favorite thrifty finds. Super economical, but still appears to have such richness in color variation – could be mistaken for hand-glazed.
Above / the Before!
Above/ Showstopper “Blanket” feather painting from artist Cindy Kane: New York inquiries via Cynthia Reeves Gallery, Sofa: Kravet’s “Medley” reupholstered with contrast seat cushion and modified base (we removed legs to make it more Brooklyn loft-friendly).
Above / Chair: Vintage 1970s Century from eBay with reupholstered seat in Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa fabric, “Kublai Khan – Sable-Amber“, Vintage footstool: Showplace Antiques on 25th Street, Rug: Barclay Butera for Merida Meridian “Dune – Black”.
Above / Wallpaper: Farrow & Ball “Lotus,” Bedside Table: Ming Faux Finish Lacquer Table in Faux Shagreen, from Lamshop (furniture by decorator Lindsey Coral Harper), Lamp: Zebra by Beeline Home (furniture by decorator Bunny Williams), Bedding: “Mimosa” from D.Porthault and Les Indiennes, Art above bed: “Sea Blossoms” by artist Autumn Rose, via UGallery.com.
Above / The extra large “closet” we turned into the Nursery!
Crib: Oeuf “Sparrow” in white, Bumper and pillow in fabric by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, “Sultans Garden – Indigo Saffron”, Second pillow fabric: Brunschwig & Fils “Chan Paisley – Saffron” (also on a vintage rocker from eBay, not shown), Art: Screen print by James Rosenquist from 1stDibs@NYDC, Rug (barely shown): Merida Meridian Tufted Wool “Interlace” in orange and white, Mobile in custom fabric: Handmade by Lulu, via (Dumbo-based) Etsy.com.
Above / Lacquer wall by Agustin Hurtado, Mirror: “Abate Slate” from Anthropologie, Lamp: Christopher Spitzmiller, Console: “Edward” by Thomas O’Brien for Hickory Chair, Stools from Etsy reupholstered in Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa “Bengal Bazaar – Magenta.”
Above / Entry…the before! We removed this extra coat closet and moved electrical to create a more proper entry.
And us! Team TF and our “dream client!” and Anne’s husband, Ryan.
Vermicular! Worms!! A little history…the Ancient Roman term “vermiculatus” described a pattern “inlaid as if in the tracks of worms,” which has been used in architecture and design for centuries. Originally carved into stone as surface ornament, the pattern was adopted into global textile design, seen in both Western patterns as well as most notably in the background of Indian palampores. Centuries later, we’re still fans of this decorative motif!
Today is the day! The Architectural Digest Home Show opens – along with the DIFFA Dining by Design tables. Our “Emerging Designer” table will be on display at Pier 94 through Monday – if you’re in NY, we hope you can check it out (along with SO many amazing table creations and the AD Home Show!). Here are some images and the info behind our inspiration, in the event Pier 94 is not one of your destinations over the next three days…
Our inspiration…“Vuelta” by Christian Lacroix through Designers Guild, distributed at Osborne & Little. Our most heartfelt thank you to all at Designers Guild and Osborne & Little for their generous donation of fabric to benefit DIFFA – Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
“Vuelta conjures up a scene of the flowers thrown to the toreros after the corrida.
As a reference to this bullfighting tradition, a rain of carnations – his favorite flower – would also pour onto Christian Lacroix after each show.”
As a continuation of this over-the-top floral print by Lacroix, we had an 8′ x 8′ platform handpainted to match the table skirt. We have NO doubt in our minds that our decorative painter is one of the best in the world…we are still in awe of how beautifully he continued the pattern and colors exactly onto the floor – the extension of Lacroix’s “rain of carnations.”
We chose lucite ballroom chairs – the “Crystal Chair” from Canvas Home – as to not compete with the table and flooring. Below, a view right through!
A red ruffle at each corner is our reference back to Lacroix’s original inspiration – the red of the matador and the throwing of red carnations!
And to the tabletop… layers, layers, layers!
The blue and white plates were a vintage LA flea market find, perched above Mottahedeh Blue Lace chargers. Napkins and placemats from William Wayne. Towle silver from Bed, Bath and Beyond – love us a little high-low!
Thank you again for the true generosity of those at Designers Guild + Osborne & Little, and our amazingly talented vendors that we are honored to call friends: Luther Quintana Upholstery (tablecloth) and Agustin Hurtado (custom painted floor).
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