Whereas a project can take a long time to complete, a vignette is a quick way to try new ideas.

We are proud to have been named Henredon Interior Design Studio’s Featured Designer, and were asked to create a vignette. Our concept is as follows: We designed this space for a fictitious college professor living in a tiny New York apartment. Since the space is limited, it must be multipurpose and have plenty of storage for his books. He reads, watches TV, and hosts small dinner parties at his home. Bold, dark, and warm describes the Italian wallpaper which gives the little room much needed “punch.” The fabulous upholstered bookcases provide texture and architecture while the perforated stainless and glass cylinder adds sculpture and sparkle. The mesh drapery is a backdrop to the sphere-topped storage columns. The bright bookcases integrated around the sofa are a place for books and treasures found abroad. Central to the space, the harvest table is a very flexible piece: need a slim sofa table? Both sides fold down. Invite six to dinner? No problem! Here, it functions as a library table. Photo by Beth Singer.