PROJECT WEST SIDE: A BATTERY PARK NEW BUILD

THE CHALLENGE:

This Battery Park mama was expecting baby number two and needed her new place to feel like home. She went neutral on the decor, sticking with an on-trend palate of gray and white. But the place lacked color, warmth, and a playful vibe that matched this family’s spirit. 

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THE SOLUTION:

Non-neutral paintings. Not really any “expected” paintings, in fact.

Instead, we started with unexpected options with a story behind them, and a playful twist...  Like the giant light bulb in the foyer; it’s hung where a light fixture “should” be and has this appealing luminosity. BUT it’s a photograph. In fact, it’s a giant Polaroid made with a 4-foot experimental Polaroid camera way back when. And that weird edging? That’s the chemical processing that happens in the expedited development process. From there, we stayed with the theme: there’s a spiraled collage of found photographs that we shipped in from Germany, some pink-framed florals in the bedroom, and the signature Justine Hill (turned on its side ) over a mustard yellow couch. Lastly, the husband of the house is a minimalist so the living room situation needed to stay clean. We sourced a Heidi Spector acrylic wall sculpture to check that box. It’s got a glossy, colorful surface but takes up a small footprint and adds the needed flare for the place to look complete and for the kids to say “I LOVE THAT!”