A Spiritual Space, Lower Manhattan, NY

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A client presented the challenge of transforming their outdoor terrace into a space solely dedicated to their religion, Islam. After much research, the design team knew they had to provide the client with a place that would fully support the act of prayer and be free from distractions during times of fasting or contemplation. The space, built according to divine proportions, draws on the golden spiral as a central element to guide the occupant through the process of prayer. This golden spiral chang... Read More

Apartment Renovation, Upper East Side, NY

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For a townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, atelier design was contracted for a major renovation, with the main focus of the project being the creation of a family kitchen.In the home's original floor layout, the sleeping quarters were separated, one bedroom at the front of the house and the other two at the back of the house. Thus, the living areas were also separate, with a combined living/dining area and a narrow, dysfunctional kitchen off of the master bedroom.a.d. reconfigured the... Read More

Gramercy Park Residence, New York, NY

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The client came to atelier design with the prevalent challenge that comes along with Manhattan living, to design a small space that multi-tasks. Since the apartment is rented, another challenge presented itself in that no major structural or electrical alterations could be made.The apartment utilizes an open concept as the entryway flows directly into the dining and living spaces, which are separate, but adjacent to the kitchen. A hallway leads to the bath and sleeping quarters. The design ... Read More

Living Room, Upper East Side, NY

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This living room was designed for a home on the Upper East Side, which affords lovely views of Central Park. The client secured atelier design to renovate their dark and dated living room and create an atmosphere that lends itself to elegant entertaining.a.d. established a seating plan that allows for circulation around the room, inviting guests to take in the views at the windows. The overall mood achieved is light and airy, but sophisticated and timeless. Most of the pieces chosen evoke a traditional... Read More

Residential Building Lobby, Upper West Side, New York

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For a charming Art Deco building on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, atelier design was contracted to plan a renovation of the property's lobby. With the central goal of providing a fresh, welcoming ambiance, the atelier design team designed a complete overhaul of the space.a.d. presented two color schemes that shared several intrinsic concepts. Teal, brown, and wheat tones are used in a design that is contemporary and streamlined, while a cool gray, black, and prussian blue palette offers a m... Read More