Photo By: John Bessler, Design by Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors
Entryway With Art Deco-Style Furnishings
Welcoming guests with bold bursts of style gives them a great dose of your design personality. Large Nefertiti busts, an Art Deco table and a big hunk of coral are statement pieces that will interest and engage almost any visitor.
This Art Deco-inspired conservatory is designer Scott Thomas' interpretation of a man cave. He gave it a clean, masculine look by using books, brick and adding a little bit of shine. Special transition windows allow the space to go from morning to night without the use of curtains or shades.
To really catch the customer's eye, the owner's existing art piece was used as an inspiration for the color palette. Fun and vibrant wallpaper patterns are found throughout the store, and the shimmering gray wallpaper used behind the cashier area was actually used in the 60's.
Art Decor Macaron Bakery With Dimensional Ceiling, Brass Chandelier, Crescent Counter and Black and White Floor
Ornate decorative moldings adorn the walls and ceiling and are complemented with black paint and gold accents. The ceiling is a standout feature which consists of multiple elevations of diamond-shapes designed to draw the eye to the center of the ceiling where an oversized brass chandelier resides. A crescent-shaped macaron bar adds visual interest and additional counter space. The back wall features handsome antique mirrors to serve as the backdrop to the Macaron by Patisse signage embellished with brass-trimmed shelves designed for additional storage and showcasing macaron towers.
Antique glass is a stunning backdrop for cocktail mixers in the glam bar, letting them become part of the decor. Warmth comes in via textural details like the bronze-toned sconces and butcher block countertop.
A sinuous wood handrail follows the curve of a custom wood banister on the staircase of this contemporary urban townhouse. The blond wood finish of the handrail takes its cue from the pale hardwood floors and pops against a dark brown wall.
Unfortunately, the condition of the original stairs was such that the stairs themselves could not be repaired, but the original configuration was kept intact and the original curved handrail was able to be salvaged. The new iron railing was "built around" the original banister.