For this expansive project, we wanted to create an interior that would match the minimal design of the exterior architecture while softening its edges through a palette of decorative flourishes. In the living room organic materials like agate and travertine add texture and warmth without disrupting the room’s essential tranquility.
We paired DeMuro Das sofas and chairs with lamps by Fosccherini to create a sense of movement and through sharp geometries and bold shapes.
A Mughal-inspired screen placed in the entryway became a visual reference for patterns repeating throughout the home. The starbust motif was simplified, magnified and rearranged, used as door pulls, enlarged as an inlay in the foyer, and shrunk as a nailhead pattern in a leather screen to create a sense of visual narrative throughout the house.
“The client’s collection of CONTEMPORARY ART became the reference point for this
project. The colors and textures of the custom furnishings in this living room respond to and
amplify the colors in the client’s artworks for a space that is both SPARE and LIVABLE.”
In any home, the challenge is to make each room singular, an organic expression of its place in the larger play of day-to-day life, while also making it an integral part of a unified whole. Here, the surface of a sideboard mimics the movement suggested by the suspended legs of an antique Burmese puppet, an open staircase highlights the negative space in the paired down inlay of Mughal motifs on each landing; and the subtle quilting on a bedspread picks up the natural geometry of a fossilized wooden door.
“This residence reflects the central tenants of the Urbanist design PHILOSOPHY: carefully considered
DETAILS COALESCE to form a UNIFIED SENSIBILITY that is as BEAUTIFUL as it is TIMELESS.”