The Terrace

The goal of the client's "pied-à-terre" was to turn a commercial looking apartment into a warm and inviting patio home done in high English style.  The design scheme was accomplished by adding Asian antiques, bench-made English furniture, and custom cornice boards using bucolic fabric prints.


The hand-made George III étagère is accessorized with a silk orchid, an antique English biscuit box, and an artesian-made bronze dog sculpture creating a classic, authentic English look.

Symmetry and balance are the key design elements in this cozy seating area. Design materials include a  custom-made sofa with medieval tapestry pillows, a set of  black lacquer Chinese stools, a pair of English round side tables coupled with a duo of antique brass candelabra lamps, and an English horse painting. 

High style English style is created in this small Dining Room with an English Walnut Double Bookcase, Oval Country Farm Table, and Jacobean Side Chairs with casters. The design scheme provides a practical and comfortable space for entertaining, holding business meetings, and for reading books.

A High-Low Party Table and Chairs with casters made in a Tortoise Finish provides a beautiful and practical dining and seating area to play games, sort papers, or eat lunch.

The designer took advantage of every possible space  in this apartment for seating. This small nook includes an upholstered wicker swivel lounge chair, an antique English Bamboo shelf, and an antique English brass table floor lamp.

Custom shelving was designed in this Kitchen Nook so it could function both as an office and for dining.  This space now has a place to plan a menu, pay and file bills, or enjoy a cup of coffee.

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Detail of kitchen decor, with antique decoys.

A long, narrow, hallway was put to good use by installing custom-made bulletin boards displaying family photos. The design of the bulletin boards includes a custom engraving plaque of each family member, spouse and children, individual solid antique brass art lamp, and a custom shelf to re-wire all of the circuits so the lights can be brighten and dimmed all by one switch.


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