Interior designer Katherine Newman and architect Peter Cebulak of Toronto-based Katherine Newman Design blended art and architecture to create a captivating room called “The Pink Dragon Study” at this year’s charity Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City.
The space blends together a mix of contemporary furniture pieces, geometrical designs, and inspiring sculptural pieces for a creative office space anyone would love to work in.
“‘The Pink Dragon Study,’ aptly named related to the spring season representing auspiciousness, perseverance and strength, affords artistic expression, as is the hallmark of all our projects, with full height modernist European walnut wall paneling expressed as painting in marquetry,” the designers explained in their show notes.
“As context designers, the discipline associated with the geometry of the wall paneling – imagined as a space that was possibly renovated mid century – reflects a respect for order than defines the original architecture,” Katherine Newman Design added in a press release.
“The historical and artisanal are captured in the use of bronze butterfly clips and milkwash finishes – reinterpreted in a unique colour palette,” the firm said. “The room space evokes a sense of timelessness in keeping with our approach of always wanting to avoid a now statement. The use of quality works from various periods reflecting the best in craftsmanship and proportion decode timelessness.”
Accent colors like pink and green are paired with beautiful wooden accents for an unexpected dose of nature in the space.
“We continue to be interested in new things that look old embracing an approach whereby modernism is expressed through old world craftsmanship – furniture as art realized in cast bronze, hand carved stone, hand stitched leather, hand loomed textiles, embroidery, stained glass and water gilding,” the company explained. “Interior contents combine iconic mid century and contemporary works by Pierre Jeanneret, Line Vautrin, Martin Eisler, Fabio Lenci, Maison Lunel, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Rogan Gregory, Fernando Mastrangelo and Frances Elkins for good measure – her collaboration with her brother architect David Adler speaks to our design practice model.”
As for that statement-making art? Impressive works by Robert Motherwell, Jules Olitski, Friedel Dzubas, Brent Wadden, and more are all featured throughout the space.
“Rather than bold statement design we still believe in elegance – elegance which is the result of discernment, a focus on craft and conservation that is sustainable and ensures longevity,” the firm said.
Guests will be able to attend the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, located at 36-38 East 74th Street, New York, NY, now through May 30, 2019. Stay tuned for more of House Tipster Industry’s exclusive coverage of the show, including spotlights on more of our favorite rooms of the season.