Current Project Run Down For this Pre Holiday Special Moment

Oh HEY, Holiday Rush! It’s been a while. Here’s what we’re working on, art we’re seeing, and how a some projects are really shapin’ up.

1. Project Hey Hey NJ [Pronounced “Hey Hey N JAY”]

We’re almost ready for one big fat install with 20+ pieces and fingers crossed this happens before year end. Friendly reminder: this is a full-house project designed by Tina Ramchandi and we’re doing all the walls everywhere. Highlights:

 This gorg painting by  Rebecca Stern  is the signature piece of the dining room.

This gorg painting by Rebecca Stern is the signature piece of the dining room.

 Notably poor quality BEFORE pic of the dining room.

Notably poor quality BEFORE pic of the dining room.

And don’t forget the Mimi Jung cast bronze that’s going right across the room from it to add some tasteful glam.

 So. Gorg.

So. Gorg.

In the bedroom, we’re going for a calm vibe (who isn’t?), so we sourced this Petros Koublis and had it dry mounted and framed for the corner desk wall.

 The Koublis at the frame shop.

The Koublis at the frame shop.

 Lonely desk, soon to have new wall friends.

Lonely desk, soon to have new wall friends.

Upstairs near the Master there’s a very long hallway and so this is our gallery wall moment. And the key to a good gallery wall is a good to-scale plan so here we are:

 Temple for the XL gallery wall going in an XXL hallway

Temple for the XL gallery wall going in an XXL hallway

 Behold said XXL hallway

Behold said XXL hallway

YES, there are many more favorites to show but let’s have a moment of silence for this GIANT scrabble board going in the basement game room.

 Best giant scrabble for the family game room.  Note it’s 6.6 feet long.

Best giant scrabble for the family game room. Note it’s 6.6 feet long.

2. Project West Siiiide

Project West Side photos are IN and going up on the Project Page as soon as I stop writing this blog and progress through my To Do list. This is something we’ve worked on since 2016 with the sweetest clients who wanted colorful and fun art to add to their mostly neutral space. Mid-project the client quite impulsively bought a yellow couch and THANK GOODNESS because this pic is now one of my faves:

 A  Justine Hill  atop the mustard yellow couch. Bonus: note the rug.

A Justine Hill atop the mustard yellow couch. Bonus: note the rug.

Next up, the master bedroom, which originally had a muted purplish wall with relatively traditional floral drapes. To give it the desired contemporary pop, we got floral prints from Ashley Woodson Bailey and had them custom framed in a glossy magenta with Museum Glass.

 Custom framed Ashley Woodson Bailey prints to give this more muted space a little spice.

Custom framed Ashley Woodson Bailey prints to give this more muted space a little spice.

And finally, the dining area needed a sophisticated accent over the bar. Enter this Andres Galeano that I initially saw in 2014. It’s made of strangers’ photographs, collected at flea markets and collaged together. The day this arrived through Customs was a happy one for all.

  Andres Galeano’s  collaged photos adds a sophisticated conversation piece to the dining room.

Andres Galeano’s collaged photos adds a sophisticated conversation piece to the dining room.

Project Williamsburg Loft

This may be my least fun project name but don’t judge a project by it’s SEO-friendly title. These clients wanted art to finish their home (DUH) but we surprised them at our first presentation when I busted out a recommendation to paint the dining area dark…. like REALLY dark dark blue green - it’s a color called “Railings” by Farrow and Ball. They were taken aback yet loved the concept and are now fully on board. Why? Because by creating separate spaces in an apartment you actually make the whole place feel larger.

Here’s the before and unprofessional after:

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And Here’s the frontrunner piece for that dining space:

 Elizabeth Gilfilen, top recommendation for this space and fingers crossed they like it!

Elizabeth Gilfilen, top recommendation for this space and fingers crossed they like it!

Lastly, wallpapering is a big part of this project and it all needs to work with the paint, the art, and the design aesthetic. Here are some prints we’re considering for the powder room on every wall (because that’s SO MUCH BETTER than an accent wall), and the kids lofted play space:

 Textured and sophisticated.

Textured and sophisticated.

 A cooler-toned alternative.

A cooler-toned alternative.

 Contemporary floral is actually a Thing.

Contemporary floral is actually a Thing.

 Rose gold = on trend.

Rose gold = on trend.

 Clean and simple.

Clean and simple.

And there you have it. A fraction of what’s happening and some artsy eye candy. What’s your favorite and who votes for more Project Run Downs?