From many stories above, overlooking the East River, one can see and feel myriad movement. For my client, we wanted to create a place to sit and enjoy it.
To add color and warmth to the apartment, the rug was a crucial element. It's the piece that grounds the space and can influence the rest: artwork and soft accessories, such as Kevin O'Brien pillows; French vintage armchairs upholstered in a grey velvet; a vintage brass coffee table with graceful legs from NY Showplace. They all take the edge off anything too new. A fitting drawing from Rachel Glittenberg, All Day I Think About You, acts as bejeweled foliage and water imagery for the wall. Fresh lilacs and Dutch peonies bring the room to life.