Our offices are at 1133 Broadway near 25th Street overlooking Madison Square Park. It is a loft with large windows and 12-foot ceilings. The concept for the space was to make an office that feels like an apartment. But it also needs to function as our studio. The goal was also to create a sense of style without losing a sense of whimsy.
We put in new walnut floors and paneled the two facing walls with homosote. It was trimmed in off-the-shelf door casings to create frames. To create a separate space for me, 3 doors were hinged and painted black. It gives a sense of separation and doesn’t block any of the light.
Antique iron obelisks work well for storage and display, the watercolors of our projects fit perfectly into the old painted-over transoms, my linen-covered dining table became the new conference table, my drafting table with an antique base fits perfectly, and the old lawyer’s bookcase provides great storage for binders and reference books. All the chairs are vintage that were restored.
Lighting is all decorative, two of my Choros chandeliers from Circa Lighting; and all the other room lighting emanates from table lamps: my Selene lamp from Circa Lighting, and lots of vintage pieces. All of the modern art was purchased in galleries in Miami.
The space definitely feels like a home away from home.