Sara and her team were able to marry elements of old and new in this stunning brownstone kitchen, located in the heart of Park Slope. By preserving the original arch and moldings, they were able to maintain the rich, historical character of the original home while also updating it with sleek, modern materials and forms. Gorgeous quartz slabs were fitted into the existing arch and a paneled fridge and pantry were inserted into existing closets on either side, adding a seamless, built-in look to the space. A large, walnut island brings in warmth and storage, illuminated by three nearly invisible pendants. The star of the show however is the new arched window panel in the middle of the rear wall, flooding the space with natural light.
Featured brands: Hans Krug, Delta, Kuzco lighting
Chelsea One Bedroom
Sara mobilized her team to create a functional yet stylish environment that will remain timeless.
Sara and team were able to plunge into the design, using colors, shapes, and textures to make a new statement. The walls became a neutral canvas in each room. The living room, for example, was painted a soft gray against which an abstract painting with bright red and blue colors became the inspiration for the selection of a bright blue chair and ottoman in bouclé, blue pillows on an off-white modular sofa, and complementary red and blue rugs.
The goal was to work with high-end modern Italian brands Molteni, Mogg, Poltrona Frau and Flexform, all brought together with Nanimarquina carpets from Carnaby srl. A challenge throughout was the need for more lighting which was addressed creatively with an abstract chandelier in the living room and a similar modern look over a sleek metal table in the dining room where rust-colored chairs edge the table.
The bedroom also juxtaposes a brown headboard and a himsical taupe side table by Vitra with sections that rotate, creating contrast against a creamy beige bedspread and wall color. A custom-made wardrobe serves as a focal piece and valuable storage space.
MURRAY HILL DUPLEX
A 1000 sq. ft. duplex apartment in the heart of Murray Hill. This beautiful gem is situated in an Art Deco building with awesome views of the Chrysler building. The goal with the interior design was to create a jewelry box like apartment that reflects its glamorous surroundings. Gold details contrasted by dark wood and an earthy and neutral palette, featuring a Restoration Hardware chandelier “wrapped around” by a golden wallpaper by York make this project a true luxurious experience.
A 1900 sq. ft. family home for five in the heart of the Flatiron District. The family had strong ties to Bali, going continuously yearly. The goal was to provide them with Bali's warmth in the structured and buzzing city that is New York. The space is completely personalized; many pieces are from their collection of Balinese furniture, some of which were repurposed to make pieces like chairs and tables. The rooms called for warm tones and woods that weaved throughout the space through contrasting colors and mixed materials. A space with a story, a magical jungle juxtaposed with the modernism of the city. Project in collaboration with Matiz Architecture & Design (copyrights reserved)
Featured brands include: Duravit plumbing fixtures (bathrooms), Bisazza mosaic tiles, Flos lighting.
A 2000 sq. ft. family home for four in the well-known Chelsea gallery district. This loft was developed through the renovation of two apartments and developed to be a more open space.Besides its interiors, the home’s star quality is its ability to capture light thanks to its oversized windows, soaring 11ft ceilings, and whitewash wood floors. To complement the lighting from the outside, the inside contains Flos and a Patricia Urquiola chandelier. The apartment’s unique detail is its media room or “treehouse” that towers over the entrance and the perfect place for kids to play and entertain guests— done in an American industrial chic style. Project in collaboration with Matiz Architecture & Design (copyrights reserved)
Featured brands include: Dornbracht hardware, Flos, Artemide, and Tom Dixon lighting, Marmorino brick fireplace, Duravit fixtures, Robern medicine cabinets, Tadelak plaster walls, and a Patricia Urquiola chandelier.
GREENWICH VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE
A project along the famous Waverly Place street in historical Greenwich Village overlooking Washington Square Park; this townhouse is 8,500 sq. ft. an experimental project and fully restored space. The client requested to take them out of their comfort zone, aiming to challenge themselves in this new space. The goal was to create a space that enhances the historic structure and make it transitional. The rooms contained vintage pieces and were juxtaposed using textural elements like throws and rugs. Design made to last throughout the ages, an ode to a landmark. Project in collaboration with Matiz Architecture & Design (copyrights reserved)
Featured brands include: Stark custom rugs, Horchow furniture, Kohler plumbing fixtures, Vintage furniture pieces.
UPPER WEST SIDE RESIDENCE
This 1000 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment is located in a pre-war building on the Upper West Side. The owner's request was to design a space where every corner can be utilized. The project was an exciting challenge and required careful planning. The apartment contains multiple customized features like a wall developed as closet space and a bedroom divider and a hidden kitchen. It is a common space to the naked eye, but more details are revealed as you move throughout the rooms. Project in collaboration with Matiz Architecture & Design (copyrights reserved)
Featured brands include: Dornbracht fixtures, Flos lighting, Design-Apart millwork, and Carrera marble.
This 2250 sq. ft. space soars above New York City's Fifth Avenue overlooking the beautiful Central Park. The owners, a family, had an extensive art collection and wanted the rooms to reflect their artistic sensibility and warmth. The furnishings combined their love of modern art with their dreamy nostalgia. Many of the pieces were centered around the owner's love of contemporary furniture, many of which were created by famous furniture designer Mario Bellini. Each room tells a story, one that the owner will continue to tell throughout the years. Project in collaboration with Matiz Architecture & Design (copyrights reserved)
Featured brands include: Mario Bellini furnishings, Armani Casa, and Flos and Artemide lighting, and Venetian plaster.