White can be a calming respite from urban chaos. But it’s also tricky. Making it too bright and pervasive can feel more sterile than serene. In this 2,600-sf project, which appeared in NY Spaces, the original white interior felt stark, so painting it a more muted shade took the away the cold feeling, providing a better foil for contemporary art. Introducing wood in various locations continued the warming trend- a foyer door segregating private space from public, the kitchen island, and the interior of the built-in bookcases. The bluestone fireplace surround inspired me to infuse everything with a subtle gray-blue undertone. This young family wasn’t too keen on vintage pieces, so other than some light fixtures, French chairs by the hearth and a pair of swivel chairs, most of the furniture is custom. One of my favorite pieces is a loveseat in the breakfast area with a stool-height bench attached to the back so it does double duty as seating for either table or island.
Bond Street Home
Apartment by Shawn Henderson Interior Design in New York, NY
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Photography: William Waldron