Saturday, August 11, 2007

Concentrated




When I first saw this living room belonging to stylist John Barrett, I assumed it was in California because of the warm light and garden view. To learn that it is in fact a small Greenwich Village apartment "at the bottom of an airshaft" with "zero natural sunlight" was a surprise. Supporting the illusion of bright and open space is a sparkling vintage Pace Collection cocktail table and contemporary artwork by James Narres, Joe Gafney and Lucian Freud (clockwise from top).

(Room design by Joan Shindler, landscape design by James Johnson. Images from Elle Decor)

7 comments:

katiedid said...

LOVE it! I'm veruy into this orange color right now. So tell me, how does one get a garden view from the bottom of an airshaft exactly?

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks. I believe the terrace is the bottom of the air shaft if it is like some of the others I have seen in New York. It is rare and wonderful to have a terrace in the city, but I don't know if the same can be said for having envious neighbors looking down on you while everything you say echos up...

Sarah Jennings said...

I love the artwork in this post, particularly the bright splash of orange in the top picture.

style court said...

John Barrett's place was a real stand-out for me too, of all the Sept. Elle Decor homes.

J's Crew said...

Is that floor painted? I love the look of this room.

Brilliant Asylum said...

The floor is made up of pieced together cow-hide. How cool is that!

Cote de Texas said...

I love the rug or whatever it is, it makes the whole room along with the painting. Gorgeous!


Joni