PROJECT WEST SIDE: A BATTERY PARK NEW BUILD
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.
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!”