Interior and architectural designers Andrew Halliday and David Greer focused on chroma and pattern while thinking about their design for this bright and color bathed residential renovation in lower Manhattan.
Early in the process, the designers and owners were aligned in wanting to use a light colored floor to amplify the brightness of the space without competing with the rest of the colorful elements of the interior. They selected Capella, Flat Sawn White Oak Select Grade flooring for the project. “We wanted something light, neutral and airy so that it didn’t ever feel dark or too heavy…a clean and contemporary envelope that didn’t compete with the deep colors and patterns on the walls,” said Halliday. “We think it looks terrific.”
The entryway paneling is painted a deep teal blue and creates a wonderful arrival that opens up into the rest of the bright apartment. Bold patterned wallpapers were integrated with other graphic elements to create an environment that truly represented the owners themselves. Russell Maret, a type designer and family member, provided some of his typographic artwork, which adorn the walls with color and symmetry.
“Working with The Hudson Company was a terrific and seamless process,” commented Halliday, “we will use their floors many many times in the future.”