Visual treats for all of my Design-obsessed Peeps (Sunday Evening Remix)
Thomas O'Brien, cofounder of AERO, and designer of carpets for SAFAVIEH, furniture for HICKORY CHAIR, fabrics for LEE JOFA, and assorted (if somewhat over-priced) bric-a-brac for TARGET, cleverly utilizes his NYC loft as both impromptu design studio and private retreat. Although this pre-war residence boasts an 18ft high ceiling, the only bedroom was tiny, had a low ceiling, and connected to the living area by a dark, narrow hallway, so the owner opted to move his bed, bedroom furniture, and personal effects into the open, airy, light-filled salon. Borrowing from the page of tricks and visual illusions of other designers who prefer small-space living, O'Brien hangs art right up to the rafters, and wrapped his entire space in a soft-grey color upon which everything appears to float. As master of the 'vintage modern' trend in decorating, this highly successful designer mixes updated creations from his licensed lines with vintage pieces. Georgian-period antiques, over-scaled paintings, and primitive decorative objects for a cool and clever look that seems personal, un-fussy, and quite attainable!!
PS: Make a difference in our planet's future by purchasing thrift, vintage, and antiques. Please remember to recyle.