The client presented us with a unique challenge: reimagine a 10' x 15' foyer which lacked definition and point of view. Looking to 19th century architect Sir John Soane's own home, we aimed to celebrate the client's own spirit of the collector, and create an aperture to an astonishing volume and variety of decorative arts, books and works on paper. Devising an art hanging system from common materials of copper plumbing and steel chain-link, which reflected the industrial nature of the building, we sought to elevate the mundane to the extraordinary and accommodate an ever-evolving rotation of pochoirs, gouaches, and paintings. Silk burlap, a moody palette, and sublime textiles form the back drop to a vast treasure of books, dinanderie, and French pottery in the rooms beyond, all of which were given a curatorial polish and decorative refresh.
I strive to create an element of the unexpected in polished environments. Like a beautiful mess that surfs the line between good taste and decadence.
Alexandra Loew in Domaine
Location: Gramercy Park, NYC
Square Footage: 900
Scope of Work: Interior Design & Decoration