Above Image: The Upstairs Keep by Jon de la Cruz / DLC-ID. Photo by John Merkl.
Created by interiors and art advisory firm AubreyMaxwell cofounders Robbie McMillan and Marcus Keller, “…And the Hazy Sea” is an atmospheric haven. There are so many special details in this petite space—from a hand-carved, 10-foot mirror to a bespoke linen dress made for the homeowner—but we were most enchanted by the ethereal window shades, whose inset arches evoke cathedral windows.
Shade fabric is Tick-Tock Reboot from Chivasso by JAB through De Sousa Hughes.
Photo courtesy of AubreyMaxwell.
Decorative painter Elan Evans transformed a tiny elevator into a magical landscape. The artist notes that “Garden at Dusk” was inspired by a drive home under a “perfectly colored sky and the golden, sparkly reflections off the plants.” We find the artful resident fox equally entrancing.
Paint by Benjamin Moore. Peony design by Nicola Squirrel.
Photo courtesy of Elan Evans.
The spectacular, sculptural entry by Geddes Ulinskes Architects makes a stunning first impression, but its full effect is seen when you ascend. As the studio notes, the installation “reveals itself branch by branch.” Only from above can the elegant geometric composition of furnishings be appreciated.
Photos by Blake Marvin.
The cosmopolitan living room by interior and furniture designer Kimberly Denman is anchored by a spectacular quilted leather fireplace.
Photo courtesy of Kimberly Denman.
Jon de la Cruz’s Upstairs Keep is a sublime study in monochromatic hues, which provide a backdrop for artful objects (and vintage French tomes from the designer’s personal library). The hearth is graced by the cast bronze Vestal fire screen by John Lyle through Hewn.
Photo by John Merkl.