House Beautiful had an exciting article in the Dec/Jan 2010 issue called “The Next 20 the Next Wave,” which showcased 20 designers their editors picked for keeping an eye on. Danielle Fennoy was one of them and I think you guys will really appreciate her beautiful, practical, fuss-free design sense – and her philosophy that design is not only for the privileged, but “good design should be accessible to everyone.” I agree.
The perfect bedroom – pretty and serene
The above are from a West Village apartment.
“The goal of this project centered on accentuating and filtering the light, restoring the original character of the building, adding modern conveniences, and making the place look and feel like home. In this case, the floors became the most major transformative feature of the project. Instead of staining them, we chose to “whitewash” them with a hint of blue tinting. Although each room has a specific mood and function, the continuous blue floor became a unifying feature throughout the entire apartment.”
I love the bedroom in this one too, modern, yet still warm and pretty.
The above two are from a midtown apartment.
“With an open living/dining space and closed kitchen at one end, the goal of the project was ultimately about “defining” space without putting up physical walls. In order to achieve this, we created more functional and intimate zones that created an open kitchen with peninsula and nearby dining area.”
The amazingly large kitchen above from a Lower East Side apartment.
“In addition to giving the place an overall “vintage chic” aesthetic to go with her collection of vintage furniture and barber’s accessories, we also changed how the space would feel and function. What was once a closed eat-in-kitchen became a large open kitchen with lots of storage, a dining peninsula, and views of the living room, terrace, and the gorgeous city beyond.”
This shot is from a Chelsea apartment.
“This was previously a segmented studio alcove apartment…. a unifying color scheme ties it all together. All these elements really made the space look and feel spacious while still providing the necessary functions of a modern day NYC apartment.”
What do you think of her style? You can see more and read her philosophy on her company site, Revamp.