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    PROCESS WEST END :: ENVELOPE

    For Huntley & Co., the first and foremost concern in design development is the “envelope”.  TH can’t talk about it enough!  Getting the envelope right – spacial relationships, interior architecture, materials and finishes – means a thoughtful, comfortable home that needs less stuff to look good.  |  CONFIGURING THE SPACE  | Reconfiguring an interior is a process – it requires a lot of drawings and plenty of site meetings.  It’s important to be as technical and thorough as possible while understanding there will likely be a few surprises and adjustments along the way.             Top photo:  One of the pages in the H&Co. drawing set.  Bottom L to R:  Meeting with the contractor;…

  • The Floors Beneath our Feet

    Like a painter preps his canvas, a good designer attends to the bones of a room before honing in on its decorative elements.  We make strategic shifts in proportion, tone, and detail, both subtle and grandiose, when thoughtfully designing a space.  A beautiful wood floor is one such essential element that has the power to really make our rooms sing.  We’re always told to “look up” or “look forward”, as a kind of mantra to mindfulness, happiness and all things good.  Well, I say “look down” because there’s beauty and inspiration to be had at your feet!         Our design studio becomes a laboratory for deep diving, where…

  • H&C a la Montreux

      As mentioned in last week’s post, I have been in Switzerland installing a project. And as many of you know, I’ve been working a lot lately.  So even though no one likes to spend their weekends at the office or pulling all-nighters, the magic of being an interior designer is that you get to enjoy the tangible results of all your hardship …  THE APARTMENT IN MONTREUX IS STUNNING!   Beyond the fact that I love every single thing we installed – the wallcoverings,   the furniture, the lighting, the textiles, the accessories –  the views and the town of Montreux itself are extraordinary.  The work was dirty and…