Project Charles was fun from the first hot-minute because these clients’ West Village home is BEAUTIFUL, they were an absolute pleasure to work with while I was extraordinarily pregnant, and THEIR kids are exceptionally cute. The home has Hudson River views and Venetian Plastered everything. The initial goal was to make the entrance have a WOW factor. 

The bold striped wallpaper at the end of the entrance hall was, in fact, BOLD, so we had to source art that wouldn’t compete or get lost. I initially proposed a large red figurative abstract by Emily Noelle Lambert that was not at all what the clients had in mind. With some encouragement they were intrigued. There was a snowstorm every time we scheduled a viewing at the Brooklyn artist’s studio, so ultimately we convinced everyone involved to just get the piece into the home. We did, and it was instant love.  

For the rest of that space we got a gestural black and white that reflected in the round antiqued mirror and with the gold vintage light fixture the clients picked out on their own, the space was a win.


Oh! And we can’t forget to mention the giant living room wall around the corner that went from sad to amazing with 2 XL Lucia Engstrom photos that mirror the view and sunsets outside the window.