Swimming in Modernity: A Seaworthy NYC Remodel

From Margaret Everton on June 4, 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. new york sea dining 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. new york sea carpet The kitchen was completely gutted for the remodel, since its dark feel and low ceilings didn’t flow with the design in the rest of the house. Among the additions: CaesarStone countertops, Simply Elegant cabinets with frosted glass, and a beautiful backsplash made with reverse painted glass. new york sea kitchen Recalling the original intent of the design, this bathtub is the epitome of rest and relaxation. new york bathroom window While this homeowner didn’t quite get her live-in collection of piranhas and angelfish, something tells me she isn’t complaining. This design, after all, is far easier to handle. new york turquoisenew york bedroomnew york new york living room

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