Interior designer Nathan Taylor saw this as an opportunity rather than misfortune. After discussing with the homeowners what features were important to them, the co-founder of Obelisk Home decided to use their colorful art collection as a jumping-off point for a revamp.
“We wanted to create the feeling of height and elegance without sacrificing any wall space to accommodate art,” Taylor says. A fresh coat of paint and new carpet in the same understated hue established a neutral backdrop; baseboards measuring a trendy 6 inches wide replaced old, more traditional ones; and the lighting situation was addressed. Without the option to install bigger windows, the only solution was to prevent existing light from being blocked. This was accomplished using floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains, motorized shades and a bed frame that barely extends past the window sill. Monorail lighting was added above the dresser.