I recently worked with a wonderful couple in Brooklyn that moved into a large brand new 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn; it needed to accommodate an entire house-full of belongings. A good deal of this project focused on storage options and finding a proper place for everything from books to running shoes. I re-configured the interiors of all the closets and designed a custom bookcase in the dining area as well as additional storage for the living room.
Many other customizable details presented themselves throughout their new home, for instance both bathrooms had vanities that were completely impractical. I am not a huge fan of “vessel” style sinks but – that aside – in both cases there was room to spare on either side so why not go larger? When Steve Boyd built the bookcase and storage unit for the other rooms we discussed brand new vanities. (The other units I mentioned came out beautifully so I will be writing and including photos in my next post). I selected the other components to got with the existing sink : larger counter tops and new hardware. The top is Corian and and the slightly over-scale Rocky Mountain drawer pulls complements the hardware throughout the rest of the apartment. The wood is a beautiful warm cherry, moving away from ubiquitous mocha finishes. For the master bath vanity we added a set of drawers to the right side which makes all the difference for storage.
Very happy results! Those myriad odds and ends that accumulate in a bathroom at last have a home AND going with a larger design did not affect the integrity and flow of the overall space!