This is the story of an apartment in a post-war white brick building devoid of any architectural charm. The transformation begins at the front door. By adding a wall and columns, I created a sense of entrance. The boxy space is softened by an eliptical bookcase and the columns add architectural interest and height.
The furnishings embrace an eclectic range of styles and eras. There is a French Regency chaise, Italian Deco lounge chairs, a 19th century Japanese coffee table with a Tibetan tray on it. The dining table is an American antique, and the dishes are stored in Chinese cabinets from the fifteen hundreds. Tie it all together with old Turkish rugs and the effect is relaxed, interesting, and carefree.