Lulu & Po – Small restaurant renovation Fort Greene, Brooklyn After much discussion with clients Matt and Po, we developed a concept to achieve a Brooklyn/ local/ home grown vibe but still maintain a well curated look that is uncommon. Just like the food being served! The main ingredient in the design is the sophisticated yet simple material palette. Exposed concrete, wood and classic subway tiles all meet in a small space to create a harmonizing effect. We layout the […]
Bija Yoga Studio Clinton hill, Brooklyn Bija Kids Yoga Studio in Brooklyn is probably one of our favorite projects – it’s definitely close to our hearts since we knew most of the kids (mine included) who would be using the space. Lauren, the director had a clear vision and we decided to develop a simple, clean palette that is urban but also calming and nurturing. We carved out two studios and a reception area from the original single space. The studios […]
Prasse Townhouse – Brownstone renovation Prospect heights, Brooklyn . This project is a dream come true! A house for a young family of four in Brooklyn – in many ways a typical project and in other ways so atypical. This is my own home with my husband Tobias and our 2 kids. Truly the most enjoyable projects, but also the most pressurizing one – since we all know designers/architects have big ideas and small budgets. We bought the house with understanding that […]
591 Washington – High end condominium development Prospect Heights, Brooklyn This project is a departure from our usual work and we are ever ready for new challenges! The brief was to re-imagine the condo building which already had its foundation in place. The old plans had proposed 6 one bedroom units. We redesigned the layouts with generous two bedroom accommodating 5 units in the same footprint. What followed was a numbers game with extensive calculation of FAR, Sell-able rates/sqft and other concerns.The building […]
Harlem Townhouse – Brownstone renovation Harlem, New York . Formerly an SRO, this historic brownstone renovation in Harlem preserves many original architectural details while infusing the spaces with modern, energetic elements creating light-filled, open and airy spaces! The owner’s painstakingly restored buried woodwork pieces while keeping the patina of time and then inserted them carefully throughout the home without overwhelming the design. Recovered pocket doors were paired with contemporary hardware to bring back their functionality. The layout is an open […]
Waverly Townhouse – Brownstone renovation Clinton hill, Brooklyn We helped our friends Dany and Mitch with the gut renovation of their now beautiful townhouse in Clinton Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn. Dany runs the Kinder Design Factory on the top floor of the building and you can see crazy cool objects all over the place. Mitch automated the entire house. Check out Insight Onsite.
Dino – Small restaurant renovation Fort Greene, Brooklyn . Gastronomy veterans Thiru and Heather Rajamani opened this Italian restaurant in the summer of 2011 on bustling DeKalb Avenue in the heart of Fort Greene. Making their guests feel at home was top priority, and we thus adopted an urban/modern yet warm design approach. The interiors, exterior and the garden area had to be completely rebuilt and we hence used the opportunity to open up the space. We exposed the brick […]