Inspired by the Iconic designs of Karl Springer, with his juxtaposition of pure form and exotic finishes, the private study of this North Jersey Manor is ornamented with beautiful cerused oak and brass detailing. The wallpaper and sputnik chandelier are by Kelly Wearstler, which gives this space a sense of edgy-glamour. The furniture is an assemblage of vintage Karl Springer pieces mixed with new pieces by Jonathan Adler. These elements work together to create a space that is both restrained and vivid.
Inspired by Robert Adams’ whimsical mirrored music room, in Home House, London, I wanted to adopt his playful use of light. By adding mirrors to the pilasters and the ceiling I provided surfaces for the natural and ambient light to playfully bounce around the room. Staying true to Adams fearless use of color, mint green, ornamented with De Gournay chinoiserie illustrations, adorn the walls of this ballroom. Marble is used throughout the space to not only add class and luxury but also to create more reflective surfaces for the reflection of light. All of these elements work together to make this expansive space seem delicate and feminine.
Being that Adams was a neoclassical-style designer, the furniture pieces picked for this space are either antique pieces from 16th century France or modern pieces that showcase many of the same neoclassical elements. In an effort to blend my own style with that of Adams, these classic neoclassical elements are juxtaposed with modern ones, such as: geometric fabric and Lucite, which add a layer of luxury and Hollywood Regency.