by John Martin
an eclectic collection of art, books, sculpture and photography,
a free-hand design approach is utilized. A contemporary sofa
with back legs different from its front legs wears a traditional
Napoleon Bee fabric. A local artist sculpts an organic iron
table base. The light fixture is a custom design to enhance
the original ceiling medallion. An awkward window is adapted
into the room via a generous window treatment.
Victorian Railroad Flat
restored and remodeled, this 1860’s vintage railroad
flat attains a second life with functional lighting, added
storage and a quirky marriage of existing traditional furnishings
with new contemporary pieces.
The old built-in china cabinet is given a facelift with a
new upper portion installed with glass shelves, frameless
glass doors and hidden halogen lighting. A playful ceiling
fixture shows the lightheartedness of the owner and supplemental
halogen lighting accents art throughout.
a curved ceiling and make a narrow hall appear larger, a suspended
low-voltage halogen system is used. Soft pools of light reflect
off the ceiling and each photograph is individually highlighted.
kitchen offers twice the counter space as the old, plus better
functional use of the space and a cleaner and brighter look,
while managing to keep the rich colors.