THE OFFICE The office is one of the four wings in the home
The office is one of the four wings in the home, and incorporates a modern tromp l’oeil grid pattern cork floor, inspired by the flooring of the Plaza’s Oak Room and the Morgan Library.
The office desktop features Cleo Table Lamps from Circa Lighting and a hand-tooled leather inset panel by one of the last Italian-trained leather artisans remaining in New York City, Falotico Studios.
The playroom area–which boasts a modern and playful design–is furnished with a yellow-toned Turkish modular sofa that turns into a “megabed” and counterbalances the purples and pinks of the room.
“In the playroom, I added a doorway to give the kids a sense of personal space and homeyness. Just like in the office, the playroom has cork floors, which is not only kid friendly, but also helps create a natural transition between the spaces.”
The kitchen, which is completely custom, is located just past the entryway through gorgeous mirrored French pivot doors. The kitchen’s modern framework is woven with vintage touches, including the use of restored glass that echoes the windows in the living room.
“We opted for a black range, fume hood, and hardware, and kept the cabinetry light to create contrast. The inside of the cabinets and drawers are made of black melamine, making them extremely durable and easy to clean, while adding an unique decorative accent.”
A highlight of the space is the artwork: two oversized pieces by German/Italian artist Markus Brunetti and a custom-made wall map are placed across the room. The map was designed and commissioned by Carolyn 11 years ago, and it has accompanied the family around all their homes over the years. Silver pins represent everywhere they have traveled together. “This is what I would theoretically yank out of the wall to bring with me, in case of a fire,” Carolyn says. ออกแบบบ้าน