ISSUE 31  |  Southwestern Style

Designer Visit: Magdalena Keck Interior Design in New York

August 07, 2011 10:30 AM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Magdalena Keck, a Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory member, created a calm oasis from hectic city life in this Greenwich Village pied a terre. Keck painted the walls Farrow & Ball All White and installed 12-inch-wide random-length pine floors in every room, including the bathroom. The space is divided with two large French doors, which allow light to travel freely throughout the space. To see more projects, go to Magdalena Keck.

Above: The entry hall features an impromptu table made from stacked books.

Above: The organic curves of Panton Chairs by Vitra contrast with the vintage table.

Above: The armature of the Serge Mouille Floor Lamp echoes the exposed pipes in the ceiling of the living room, while the gold vintage coffee table base echoes the ornate gold leaf frame around the Robert Horovitz drawing. The Capellini Sleeper Sofa accommodates extra guests.

Above: The Provencal Chair is from ABC Home.

Above: Framed photos and artwork by family and friends (as well as established artists) add dashes of color to the kitchen.

Above: Storage in the narrow kitchen is maximized by long floating shelves, which hold a collection of white ceramics. The vintage table seats six when the leaves are extended.

Above: The bedroom features a palette of gray, black, and brass.

Above: The 1960s spiral brass pendant adds a sculptural element to the otherwise austere bedroom.

Above: The sitting Buddha brings an added calm to the space. Photography by Jeff Cate.