From the front door, the long living room space lacked a design element that could create a sense of an entrance, a visual separation between the dining room and the living space. It also lacked a focal point piece that would set the tone for the space.
The clients had spent quite a bit of time living in Asia where they collected beautiful pieces. From their collection, an antique Buddha found in Thailand was chosen as the focal statement. The columns built framing it are finished in a neutral custom color venetian plaster and feature a window made out of ribbed plexi-glass that goes from floor to ceiling. This added a dramatic architectural element to the installation while allowing natural light to flow to the dining area.
From the living room, the installation offers a mix between form and function. The deep custom blue stained shelves showcase objects from their collection of mixed photographs, books and handsome containers.
SOURCES in NYC.
Design :: Luis Caicedo Design. http://www.luiscaicedo.com
Wood :: Dyke’s lumber. http://www.dykeslumber.com
Base paint :: Pratt and Lambert. http://www.prattandlambert.com
Custom color stain :: http://www.janovic.com
Plexi-glass :: http://www.canalplasticscenter.com
Buddha, pedestal and paintings. Client’s personal collection.
Black glass table. Ikea. http://www.ikea.com/us
Containers The container Store. http://www.containerstore.com
Photo credit :: Michael Rogers. http://www.michaelrogersonline.com