An Apartment combination / renovation
Upper West Side, New York City
In collaboration with Kasia Atkinson
This was a project for a New York power couple with opposite but complimentary aesthetics - he a worldwide traveling, antique-collecting newspaperman; she a curator at a prominent modern art gallery. The juxtaposition of the historic artifacts collected on his travels and a very contemporary sensibility became the driving design force behind the new spaces.
The project combined a two-bedroom apartment in a pre-war building with a vacant studio next door. We enlarged the studio kitchen as the primary cook space, and softened the other kitchen into an antique-holding wine bar. The details were crafted to carefully display specifically chosen pieces of art work - an apartment curated as a museum.