Designing an interior around a piece of art that a client loves and cherishes is a recipe for success!
Our Inwood kitchen project concept was centered around a lithograph by the British contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. Our client had purchased this piece prior to finding their new home and wanted our team to build a room around it.
This kitchen design was a wonderful challenge; this gorgeous home was built in the 1920s by famed Architect, John Staub. The house is absolutely fantastic and we made no changes to the “bones” other than in the kitchen. The kitchen and breakfast room were originally divided into two small, dark spaces.
The room also has a staircase that previously landed directly in the kitchen. With our new layout, we created a proper landing for the stair case and improved the flow from public space to the family space. We created a visual separation with the “bridge” in the center of the two spaces. The “bridge” has custom paneling in the same style as the cabinetry. It also houses the two art niches, provides necessary storage, and brings state of the art LED lighting into the center of the room where previously there was a dark space.
The Damien Hirst Lithograph
The Hirst lithograph informed our color plan throughout, including the art-glass chandelier, and a vibrantly colored breakfast table featuring a Saarinen base and custom 3-Form top.
French bistro-style bar stools set the stage for this beautiful kitchen and breakfast room to become the vital center of our clients’ new home. Here’s a little gallery of the new space: enjoy!
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Until Next Time,
The Laura U Team