June 4th, 2010 in New York
When the owner of a 4,000-square-foot Chelsea duplex in NYC requested a massive fish tank wall in her swanky pad, William Diamond and Anthony Barratta of Diamond Baratta Design knew logistically that it just couldn’t happen. So instead, they created an all-new seaworthy design— minus the pesky upkeep.
Each room employs a subtle, or not so subtle, nod to living underwater. This was done mostly through a gradual change in color from dark to light, but in the living room the artwork by Ray Charles White did the trick.
Per the owner’s request for organic shapes in all of the furniture pieces, custom tables and art deco chairs were chosen for the living room. The unusual coffee table mimics the shape and movement of a jellyfish. ...read full post →
May 24th, 2010 in New York
Black and white might not seem like a very creative color scheme, but this farmhouse-turned-glamour-abode in New York uses the color pair to strut its stuff like nobody’s business. Designed by Schappacher White, there isn’t much wrong with this home, except of course, the high chances of it suffering from unsightly stains.
While the interior was renovated and updated, the exterior remained true to its original form, and as a result maintained its classic appeal. Playing on this, the backyard has a whimsical feel perfect for lounging with a glass of wine on a summer night.
It’s the interior of the home that feels as if it was plucked straight from a high-end magazine, with white looking like the new “it” color and black accents just adding to the drama. ...read full post →
May 21st, 2010 in New York
Modern meets urban chic in the 360 Loft by Schappacher White. A New York residence, the design is kept simple and minimalist to let the city do all the talking.
This property had its beginning as a button factory in Hell's Kitchen, but now looks nothing of the sort. Amazing hardwood floors flow throughout each of the rooms, and customized furniture pieces provide an unusual touch.
Screens with clouded glass allow light to pass through each room without taking away much-needed privacy. The bedroom utilizes this addition to create a separate space without any walls. ...read full post →
May 3rd, 2010 in New York
With an extended family that wasn’t shy about stopping by and teenagers that required a large amount of space, Peggy Loundy and her husband Mike were itching for a getaway of their own. What resulted was a reconfigured shed overlooking Barnegat Bay in Ocean County. Yes, that’s right – a shed.
The family had purchased the shed a few years back and utilized it exactly as it was intended: to store sailboats and such that were just too big for their home. Peggy, however, thought it was just too cute and began filling it with pieces from Brielle Furniture, transforming it from space-saver to treasured retreat. ...read full post →
May 3rd, 2010 in New York
Creating a sustainable home in an area where the weather is unforgiving can be a challenge, but Della Valle Bernheimer was able to construct this vacation home in New York State from a rather underused material: natural zinc. It’s abundant, doesn’t weather or change color, and even heals itself from scratches. The harsh sea air ain’t got nothin’ on this house.
And it’s beautiful. The home is soft enough to blend into its natural surroundings, yet strong enough to withstand the elements for generations to come. ...read full post →