I love that design now seems to be more about ‘curating’ a space. Rather than going for a certain Look (and getting all new things to fit it) the spaces being featured now have such individual personality, defined by the objects and furniture the owner chooses to showcase. It is like seeing an exhibit on the homeowner, where every artwork, vase, and table has a story to tell and represents a piece of his or her life. It is a comfortable and authentic way to live. I personally love looking around the room in the evening, book on my lap and wine in hand, and remembering which objects I picked up on travels, which ones are cherished gifts, and which have been handed down from our families.
This one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, featured in the New York Times, is an excellent example of this style. The owners, architects (of course) Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, said they wanted the apartment to be "neutral vessel to contain these things we love.”
“The studio was an exercise in collecting only what really matters,” Mr. Highsmith said, but this apartment is also a carefully edited “collection of things inherited, gathered and assembled.”
Click here to read the full article, but here are my favourite photos:
Oh that light fixture!!!! Droooool.....
Interesting scale in the artwork.
Can't go wrong with fresh, yellow flowers!
All photos are by Leigh Davis for the New York Times.
I found this great apartment and article on SeeSaw Design.