Condominium Completely Renovated
to the Client’s Love of Art Deco
This condo in a historic 1917 Beaux Arts building was last remodeled in the 1980s, stripping away all period details. I installed a parquet detail to the entry floor for immediate impact and to herald the aesthetic of the rest of the home. I added elliptical archways, coffered ceilings, and an Art-Deco-inspired fireplace mantel and surround. Besides installing modern cove lighting and recessed lighting, I sourced a 1920s Atelier Petitot chandelier and added custom ribbed glass shades to soften the light. Authentic pencil tiles from the 1920 were incorporated into the kitchen backsplash.
My client had amassed an impressive collection of furniture and art from around the world during his career as a foreign service officer, but there wasn’t room for all of it. Culling it by half required patience and sensitivity to his life’s experiences, but, together, we achieved a beautifully curated display that reminds him of his work and travels and lets him tell the story behind each piece to his guests.