downtown nest, part 2

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Back to the Manhattan apartment - I am so looking forward to flushing out our friends' vision for their new abode. But until then, I'm already inspired by Kevin Sharkey's Midtown apartment:

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My tastes tend to be traditional (and antique-hoarding) in my own home, but I love helping to create spaces that reflect the homeowner and that will make our friends  happy. It is fun to flex some design muscle in another direction! Any ideas? What would you do with a blank canvas like this?
ArchitectDesign™ said...

YES - I adore Kevin Sharkey -do you follow his blog? I love that his own tastes skew traditional then his own apartment is so cleanlined -something to be said for learning from the past when moving forward in a modern direction - proportion, symmetry, etc.

Ann said...

Oh yes I love him! It doesn't hurt that he's got that dreamy smile either! He is really gifted at the proportions, nothing looks oddly scaled and while it is modern, it feels far from sterile. Did you see his place in the hamptons as featured on his blog? So relaxing!

Parnassus said...

Hi Ann, I agree, this apartment makes much better use of its space (naturally, considering its designer--I have just been reading about his work). I would definitely steal some ideas from here--everything is functional and livable, as well as good-looking.

If I were to change this, it would be to make it more personal, and perhaps add an element of (design) risk. (That last photo I would have guessed was of the inside of a hotel room).
--Road to Parnassus