If Janis Joplin Had A Love Child….

…they could see their mother’s old apartment building through this window in Greenwich Village. The same building, inside the bar on the first floor, where she used to sing; where Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat hung out and Diana Ross possibly had her first performance.

If Janis Joplin had a love child, maybe they would live here. In a neighborhood where they could “feel it” walking their way in the streets, among the leftover songs and unfinished conversations of all the ghostly souls.

The lure of this pied-à-terre for my clients could have also been the two fireplaces and outdoor space. Indeed a rarity.

For this project, I worked with the client’s existing art collection and their wish for eclectic pieces juxtaposed with a few traditional elements. Some of the great finds in the living room include an antique, French, cast-iron, plate warmer cabinet, which was re-purposed as a bar curio, and an African-inspired, Art Deco floor lamp. The coffee table is composed of recycled plexi and salvaged redwood from an old water tower, custom-made by Mark Jupiter locally in Brooklyn. An antique chair was reupholstered in bold floral and zig zag fabric that reminds me a bit of the game Tetris. Yellow-gold, Pegasus-inspired damask and floral bouquet pillows were fabricated for the sofa and chair and trimmed in red velvet.

Above the fireplace is a two-way mirror TV. As much as I dislike televisions hung over the fireplace, I was pleased with the way we were able to disguise it.  Just like some do, at first, with a love child.

The full gallery of photos: http://bedroomsbybrynne.com/portfolios/west-village-story/


Cast-Iron Plate Warmer Turned Bar Curio:


Art Deco Floor Lamp:

Zig Zag and Floral Printed Fabric:                                                                                                                                            

Pegasus-Inspired Damask with Red Velvet Trim:

Mirror TV:

Chandelier and Machine Leg Farm Table: