Are there any colors, textures and materials you were drawn to for this project?
Andrea: We were drawn to natural materials that were interesting but not overly precious. We used a natural stone called Superwhite for the bathroom vanity and the custom oversized dining table – a wonderful material with a soft grey base tone; every slab is like a unique piece of art. Most of the tones in the apartment are clean and simple, and there are moments of bright color, like the bright yellow sofa, the lovely Armadillo rugs, and also the wallpapers, which are by Rebecca Atwood. Also, from the outset, our client had an interest in having blackened steel doors made, so that was a driving force as well.
Jess: We wanted to find a way to make the steel look warm and inviting, by using a range of materials that were soft in comparison. I think the plaster in the kitchen and tadelakt in the bathroom serve as an instrument to make the steel seem more delicate. The tadelakt in the bathroom is actually the natural, un-tinted color, and has a subtle warmth that is beautiful.
Whether it be a particular room or a unique object, what is your favorite feature of the home?
Jess: I love so many things about this home. I love the transition from the moody, dark entryway into the open, bright kitchen and dining room. In this moment, you experience such a drastic change in light and color, but also such a layering of texture. You get a glimpse of the entire apartment, understanding how the public and private spaces speak to each other.