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The Devil is in the Details
What makes any space look like it was truly â€śDesignedâ€ť? I often meet with clients who have beautiful spaces, lovely furniture, and the means to make it happen, yet they still feel their space is lacking â€śsomethingâ€ť. For me it is all in the details. You can spend more money than the Kardashians on a sofa and chairs, but if everything else in, on, and above the room is not thought through in the same way, youâ€™ll have nothing but a great place to sit.
Wallcoverings, hardware, lighting, woodwork, area rugs, window treatments, hard surfaces, these are all equally as important as your major pieces of furniture. At Clark Gaynor we will take as much time choosing the molding for a beautiful coffered ceiling as we would for the perfect trim on a sheer window panel.
For our Upper West Side client, we wanted a classic feel with modern elements. For wallcoverings we chose the always fabulous Maya Romanoff Wallmica to dazzle you in the foyer, and a soothing Maya grasscloth for the insets in the studyâ€™s coffered ceiling.In the main hallway between the Master Bedroom and study we chose a graphic Cowtan and Tout. Rather than cover the layers of paint on a brick wall, we sandblasted to reveal to the warm coloring and rich texture of the original brick. Custom cabinetry in the kitchen, bathrooms, and closets gave the homeowners maximum storage for their newer more â€śefficientâ€ť lifestyle. Delicious marble counter top from NY Stone in Manhattan evokes a classic look with clean modern lines to last a lifetime.
Both modern and vintage style lighting fixtures were chosen to compliment the coupleâ€™s evolving esthetic, as well as hidden recessed lighting to flood the space with light when needed.
Today we are laying the area rugs, receiving furniture, hanging window treatments and artwork. All the details weâ€™ve chosen will set the stage for a thoughtfully designed and meticulously layered space the homeowners will actually â€śliveâ€ť in.
Look for the completed next week!