Old House Journal honors Fairfax & Sammons Decoration for Artist Studio & Residence. A Steinway concert grand piano takes center stage at this composer's studio apartment in the 1910 building on Central Park.
Taking a cue from the Arts & Crafts-style building, Fairfax & Sammons Decoration set out on a full architectural restoration of the room including new paneling and a fireplace. Deep rich hues create the backdrop, soft mushroom gray covers the walls, chocolate brown wool drapes frame the lattice windows, and a... sisal rug covers the floor. The designers furnished the space with period pieces from New England and English club chairs upholstered in black and charcoal gray stripes. Antique rugs provide color and texture. The chandeliers designed by Fairfax and Sammons are inspired by an original late Victorian fixture found in London.