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Display Name: joncp
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Thanks again for all your comments...

Midwestdive - the dining room pendant is the Kina lamp by David Trubridget (a NZ designer) that you can find at DWR.

nycbound09 - the Queens are by a Canadian artist called Gran Innes: http://www.innesart.com

Petitebee - the benches were originally leather panels from a built-in headboard that a friend no longer wanted. We adopted them, reinforced them and put them on Ikea Fintorp legs.

mcookie - the main bedroom walls are a pale greenish-blue (Cascade White by Benjamin Moore) and in the spare bedroom a much darker version of similar shade (Wolf Grey by Benjamin Moore).


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Jon Improves on the Stark White BoxNew York
7/26/09 09:27 AM

DigNDesign and Julygirl - the pendant above the dining table is the Kina lamp by David Trubridge (a NZ designer). You can see it here http://www.davidtrubridge.com/kina/ and you can buy it from DWR. We love it too!

david b - the seal between the double doors is not perfect, but certainly works for us. The edges where the doors meet was planed at a angle to allow a tighter fit, and while there is a narrow gap between the doors, sound insulation is perfectly fine (solid core doors are essential). We looked at sliding or pocket doors, but we wanted the effect of double-wide french doors and were lucky to have enough room behind them to allow them to swing 180 degrees.

vintagedress - the second bedroom is in fact still the second bedroom - the sectional couch is a pull out bed that we use for guests, and the large white desk next to it serves as our home office. it's a very versatile room - for working, entertaining and guests - we hated the idea of having a spare bedroom that we only ever use if a friend is in town. and it's going to evolve into a nursery in November....


Apartment Therapy New York | House Call: Jon's Contemporary Hybrid Brooklyn
7/26/09 09:14 AM

Thanks folks...
- the sectional sofa in the study/bedroom is Manstad from IKEA (amazing value, and pulls out into a double bed)
- the wall colors are Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray (study/bedroom), Benjamin Moore Cascade White (master bedroom) and Benjamin Moore Super White (everywhere else)


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Jon Improves on the Stark White BoxNew York
7/3/09 03:54 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments. The double doors are indeed french doors not pocket doors, and the hinges were the big challenge. We were going to go with wide-throw butt hinges (with enough throw to allow the flush-mounted door to swing back clear of the wall and moldings), but we really wanted to keep the clean line of the doors, so our contractor custom-made these offset pivot hinges which he mounted flush into the doors (one of the benefits of a contractor who's also a perfectionist!)


Apartment Therapy New York | House Tour: Jon Improves on the Stark White BoxNew York
7/2/09 05:04 AM

janiewg, the Queens are by Grant Innes, a Canadian artist and a friend of ours. You can see more of his work at http://www.innesart.com. The rest are either photos we've taken of gifts from friends...


Apartment Therapy New York | House Call: Jon's Contemporary Hybrid Brooklyn
6/16/09 10:59 AM

Thanks everyone, really appreciate your feedback...

showe, the white shelves are Jarpen and the wall-mounted cabinet is a basic Akurum kitchen wall cabinet (mounted low) - both from IKEA.

Planetzorack, the floors are exactly as we found them, so not sure what the stain is unfortunately.

absOsteele, the wooden chairs are Eames plywood lounge chairs (in Walnut).


Apartment Therapy New York | House Call: Jon's Contemporary Hybrid Brooklyn
6/15/09 10:40 AM

Thanks hb100 - it's the Coconut Bed from CB2.


Apartment Therapy New York | House Call: Jon's Contemporary Hybrid Brooklyn
6/10/09 05:09 PM

Thanks for all the comments! Some answers to your questions:
- The blue is actually a bluey gray (Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray) and the white is Benjamin Moore Super White.
- The material for the curtain was from Joes Fabrics on Orchard Street (there is a seamstress there called Mimi who made up and installed them).
- The white accent tables by the couch are from CB2, but I'm not sure that they carry them anymore. The couch itself was from ABC about five years ago.
- The benches either side of the TV are actually beautiful leather panels that a friend had made as part of a built-in headboard. We adopted them, reinforced them and put them on Ikea Fintorp legs (well spotted Myshkin). This was one of my proudest DIY moments.
- We put a power outlet directly behind the TV and opened the wall to hide the cables, which come out behind a wicker basket close-by that hides our cable box, mac mini and stereo.
- And the molding was all new - we marked it all out, but to be honest, jplee, it's a professional job to install it properly.


Apartment Therapy New York | House Call: Jon's Contemporary Hybrid Brooklyn
6/10/09 03:40 PM