If a home is said to be ‘dripping in gold’, you don’t usually take it literally. But in this post-war Manhattan apartment, an entire wall appears as though the hand-painted, gold-leafed wall covering is dripping onto the bespoke bed and lighting. This was part of the mission to bring some of Vancouver’s evergreen landscape and golden sun into the apartment, as an interpretation of a photograph melding rich, saturated green tones. But the story behind this striking bedroom scene doesn’t stop there. Historically, canopy beds had landscape references incorporated into their design. With this idea as a precedent, the custom wall covering create a “luminous canopy” over the bed, while the “green field anchors the headboard wall”. With privacy no concern, the bedroom can be a visual focal point from the living room and easily masked by the glass doors.
Stadt Architecture have taken a client’s ideas and images and melded them with their expert knowledge on New York apartment living. And voila, a thoughtful East Coast Home is made.