After being overseas in Hong Kong for three years, owners Michael and Dorit felt that this apartment was going to be crucial to them settling back in and having the kind of space that let them hang out with family and friends. Their apartment was designed by Tali Roth of Homepolish and is located in One Hanson Place, a former savings bank tower and one of the tallest buildings in Brooklyn, New York, USA. The apartment is decorated with clusters of meaningful objects (the Buddha heads are from Thailand, Cambodia, India and Vietnam), collectibles and artwork (from Bali and India) throughout, all collected on the couples’ travels.
The vintage ginger tins have been collected from around the world, as Dorit’s maiden name translates to ginger in yiddish. An antique mannequin from Dorit’s childhood bedroom back in Ohio, which adds a touch of childhood home to a cozy bedroom nook. Buddha head sculptures throughout the apartment create a cohesive vibe and bring back memories of our travels abroad throughout Thailand, Cambodia, India and Vietnam. [Information provided via e-mail by Homepolish. Photography: Sammy Goh]
Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamor is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. Malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.