Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement on our new studio space! I feel the energy is building and I am so appreciative. So about the space, while serving as our studio we will also have a curated selection of furniture, art, and accessories for sale, displayed throughout. I see this as an opportunity to share our vision; to pique the curiosity of passers-by and to reveal to our clients wonderful possibilities. Whether crossing conventional boundaries by mixing genres, or introducing new and exciting artists, we want this space to be a conversation between us and the world.
And with that grand design, we begin with perhaps the smallest of steps, our bathroom. First, it is very small, aprox 3′ x 5′, and we had to completely gut it. I want the space to be clean, functional, but also interesting, with unique details that create movement around the space. The walls will be clad with the same ship lap as the studio area. The sconces I selected for the bathroom, which I Instagrammed last week, are set on the marble basket weave tiles for the floor in the picture below.
Quite honestly, I love mixing styles, it makes an environment comforting yet interesting. While most of the fixtures in the studio are more traditional antiques, I chose these mid-century ribbon sconces for the bathroom based on their sculptural feel. I want clients to see how two worlds can not only co-exist and live in harmony, but can also create a spacer greater than the sum of its parts.
I antiqued this fabulous adjustable arm, claw-foot table. We are going to have a glass top fabricated for it to hold a vessel sink and faucet. The idea is to show all the guts of the plumbing so they become an accessory in the space. I can’t wait to see how it comes out!
We are going with the newly released Michael Berman for Rohl Lavetory faucet. I chose it for its clean lines and texture around the base and levers.
And last but certainly not least, art. I selected these antique bird etchings that will be on sale in the shop. We are having them mounted to marble paper and framed in this graphic frame.
Stay tuned for the installation pictures of this space in the coming weeks.