Before showing the article and a collection of pictures of a comfortable brownstone, I want to welcome and thank Ken Dietz for agreeing to be the first MAN-LAIR Featured Designer. This is shaping up to be a long, fruitful relationship and wanted to take a second out to make show my appreciation.
This article was originally written for Boston Globe Magazine and was published on March 14, 2004.
The great things about these projects (Actually two different apartments with the same floor plan) is the way he was able to highlight the architectural features like the fireplace, the curves walls and the tall windows. He even finds a way to do this without sacrificing comfort or function. Many apartments have alcoves, bay windows and other architectural features that are difficult to design around. Curved walls almost always look great, however you cannot simply put a normal 80″ couch against a curved wall. You will only wind up losing a lot of floor space Dietz does a great job of using a single arm chair to keep a great architectural feature visible without losing a lot of square footage.
“Good art can transcend the decor. I find that the art you
love will complement the furniture you love as well.”