This time Design Contract present trendy home renovation project which can be a brilliant interiors design remodelling and interior design decoration project sample for all architects and interior designers that are looking for the trendiest projects worldwide. Design Contract also offer some tips for architects and interior designers. So, let’s go to the point … the project!
Art dealer Christophe Van de Weghe, which specializes in works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Duane Hanson, Andy Warhol, and other luminaries of modern and contemporary art, and his wife, Anne-Gaëlle have acquired a five-story townhouse on a coveted Upper East Side block completed in 1887. When the Van de Weghes purchased the property, it had been in the process of being restored to a single-family residence—an undertaking abandoned by the previous owner.
Classic 19th-century Manhattan townhousem – elegant and so commodious—no wonder it’s the dream of countless space-starved New Yorkers, but just at the first sight … these buildings present a number of idiosyncrasies and challenges. Their typically long, narrow configurations, for one, tend to leave central rooms bereft of sunlight, furthermore to achieve a seamless circulation and flow across multiple floors of this king of building demand more thoughtful solutions than simply installing an elevator.
To accomplish the transformation with efficiency and élan, the couple called on Annabelle Selldorf, an architect known for exquisite, soulful minimalism. The main issue with this project was how to construct a staircase that unites the levels in a graceful and dynamic way – architect devised a sinuous staircase of white oak crowned by an alluring canopy of milk glass configured in a tortoiseshell pattern.
Selldorf also replaced the building’s prewar back façade with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls to preserve the sense of openness, accentuating the structure’s striking verticality and flooding the adjacent rooms with sunlight brighten, airy rooms, made them ideally suited to displaying the Van de Weghes’ extraordinary assortment of art. Couple’s friend and countryman Francis D’Haene of D’Apostrophe Design to choose finishes and oversee the furnishings that animate Selldorf’s immaculate interiors, among them a floor-through master suite.
LIVING ROOM RENOVATION
The home was decorated with the help of Francis D’Haene of D’Apostrophe Design. In the living room, vintage Paul Evans sofas mingle with a midcentury Gino Sarfatti floor lamp and a 1940s Jean Prouvé armchair upholstered in hide from Kyle Bunting; the mobile is by Alexander Calder, the canvases and work on paper are by Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the carpet is by Tai Ping.
Design contract tip number one – use unleast one great design an quality limited edition furniture piece to bring unique look for the main mome area – living room.
In the family room, a Basquiat canvas overlooks a Mecox sectional sofa and ottoman, Paola Lenti poufs, and a Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs carpet; the curtains are of a Castel fabric.
Design contract tip number two – invest in good quality and unique upholstery; armchairs and sofas.
A chandelier by Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen hangs above a Martin Szekely table and Eero Saarinen chairs by Knoll in the dining area; the photograph is by Cindy Sherman, and the painting is by Lucio Fontana.
Design contract tip number three – bring extrevagant details to this interior space.
BREAKFAST AND KITCHEN AREA RENOVATION
The space is connected to the breakfast area and the kitchen, which is outfitted with vintage Swedish pendant lamps from R 20th Century, Boffi cabinetry, a Gaggenau cooktop, and a Samsung television; the photograph is by Sherman.
Design contract tip number four – invest in metalic surfaces and search for bright colours elements.
Floor-to-ceiling oak bookshelves distinguish the library.
A Jean Royère light fixture is mounted above the library’s fireplace, which is flanked by a Picasso drawing and a Roy Lichtenstein painting; the Jean-Michel Frank club chairs are by Hermès, the cocktail table is a vintage piece by Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, and the glass vase is by Thaddeus Wolfe.
A cozy cloistered nook office showcases a Sarfatti light fixture, Prouvé desk, and Finn Juhl chair; the mirrors are by Line Vautrin, the artworks are by Cy Twombly (left) and Jean Dubuffet, and the banquette cushions are clad in a Great Plains fabric.
Perriand sconces punctuate the stairwell.
Design contract tip number five – don’t forget this living space area, here you can show a great creativity and create delightful atmosphere just with a righ lightning.
A Picasso painting and a bed custom made by D’Haene anchor the master suite, where a Poul Kjærholm lounge chair complements an Angelo Lelli chandelier and a Royère sconce; the wall covering is by Phillip Jeffries, and the curtains are of a Donghia fabric.
One of the master suite’s walls is sheathed with panels of stained oak; the flat-screen television is by Samsung.
SON’S BEDROOM RENOVATION
Tristan, the couple’s son, is joined in his room by his sister, Emma, and their dog, Cookie; the bed is by De La Espada, and the drawing table is by Ducduc.
Source: Architectural Digest
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