“The broker in me retained chanting, ‘Volume, quantity, volume!’” suggests Clayton, who wished to make the most of the scarce high ceilings and incredible views in his West Village apartment. “That meant retaining doorways added tall, bringing sure millwork all the way to the ceiling to emphasize the volume, and scaling the furniture appropriately.” His other nonnegotiable was a closed kitchen area. “While it was a very hot debate, in the starting I grew to become fixated on producing a shut jewel-box kitchen that would be flanked by steel casement doorways and outfitted with a Lacanche French oven. At the time, I barely cooked, but I figured, ‘If you build it, they will come,’” he adds.
“In phrases of palette, we kept the all round design neutral with whites, taupes, grays, and a range of metals to enable his artwork assortment to bring in coloration,” suggests Gabriela. “To insert heat and natural high quality, we integrated a good deal of white oak and walnut, along with wools and linens for the upholstery and bedroom walls. The furnishings blend our choice of mixing present-day models like the De La Espada dining desk and Bassam Fellows sofa with American and French midcentury, this kind of as the Paul McCobb eating chairs. Over-all, there is a philosophy of couple but far better pieces.”