SPI Design
1200 sq ft
The open plan of the living room, dining room, and kitchen was kept intact during the remodel. To enhance the 11-foot ceiling and the flood of natural light from the large windows in the living area, 8-inch oak molding that surrounded all of the windows was removed, as was the ornamental crown and base molding that existed throughout the apartment. SPI opted to divide the living area from the dining area with large cube towers on either side of the room, which allow a visual change without breaking the flow of the large, open space. To maximize the light, airy quality of the apartment, the surfaces and finishes were kept neutral and soft. The floors were ebonized, and, in contrast, the walls and ceiling were painted super white. The clients' own Candida Hoffer photograph hangs above the sectional sofa.
The area that was once the office was turned into a game room complete with a seated Ms. Pac-Man table and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves for the clients' large book collection. The interiors of the bookshelves were painted blue to match the electric blue game chairs-the only shock of color in the entire apartment.
The master bedroom contains a Christian Liagre bed covered in green leather. The vintage night table lights were purchased in Palm Springs. Intrusive floor radiators were removed and replaced with wall-mounted metal steam radiators.
Both of the bathrooms were gutted and remodeled. The master bath was reconfigured to allow for a 6-foot by 6-foot shower with bench. A large support column was a hindrance in the design plan. SPI decided to encase the column and storage was then built into the new encasement. Heating pads were placed underneath the polished concrete floor to allow for warm feet on cold winter mornings. A 16-inch flat-screen television was mounted to the wall on a pivot to allow viewing while at the bathroom sink. Three different tiles were used to create a look that is warm and modern. All of the fixtures in both bathrooms are from Boffi.
Union Square Apartment