Architectural details

Architectural details

‘The devil is in the details.”

The entry way to this NYC apartment was a small, dark space with no drama, no architectural details and no welcoming feeling. What is did have was height! The clients fell in love with this dramatic tiered crystal Italian chandelier while shopping for mid century fixtures. We further enhanced it’s grandeur by constructing a vault in the foyer’s ceiling. With an overall room height of 14 feet, and not wanting to reduce the fixture drop to less than six feet, the vault added 8″ in height, therefore leaving well over eight feet in clearance. The tonal paint choices and the contemporary ‘step’ molding further accentuates the space and the eight food high mirror installed into the wall (with it’s subtle brushed silver reveal) creates another ‘window’ in the space adding natural light and dimension. The ‘step’ molding is duplicated by the frame around the front door.  (The large Calder in the background is a nice counterpoint to all the neutrals and brings the eye upward further accentuating the height of the space).

“Details make perfection. and perfection is not a detail.” - Leonardo Da Vinci