Following the modern aesthetic of the architecture by Michael Kersting, the client wanted to add organic and natural elements to add warmth to the interior. They also wanted to incorporate their beautiful pieces of artwork, which set the tone for the interior spaces. We wanted to create a clean, uncluttered, interior that focused on the interesting art, unique furnishings, and wall and ceiling finishes. Each of these elements had a meaningful contribution to the space, such as acoustics, visually blended or contrasting pieces, and custom woodwork. In the main two-story living space, lighting and acoustics were key. Cork became the ceiling material, which helped acoustically and set a stunning backdrop for pendant lighting. The pendant and track lights provided enough light while eliminating glare.
Our favorite element are the Janus et Cie woven chairs in the living room – art pieces themselves, they also cozied up to the fireplace or sectional depending on the owner’s wishes. We added an amazing faux finish wall treatment, which has a slight reflective, almost metallic finish that helped illuminate the second floor walls and made a sophisticated and stunning backdrop to the art pieces. This project was two-phased; in the second phase we helped make the space even more functional for the owners when they became empty nesters a few years following the first phase. This project was featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Wilmington Magazine; find the article on our press page.