August Inspiration: Jay Spectre

August Inspiration: Jay Spectre

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Maxwell Ryan
Aug 19, 2008

Welcome to Keehnan, 1 of 6 finalists trying out for our two NY Blogger spots! Comment away....

Spectre had two goals with this, his first New York apartment: to give it a sense of much-needed architecture, and to make it's absurdly low eight-foot ceilings appear a more livable height. While sheathing one's walls in corrugated steel isn't for everyone (Spectre's friends politely informed him they felt like tined sardines.), we respect the risk-taking spirit behind such a bold move;...

and in a rented space! Initially disparate elements, like the galvanized steel bookshelves, the marble patisserie counter (used here as a console table) and the Giacometti coffee table, along with it's deep aubergine ceilings and glossy, chocolate brown floors bring this space together in a way that remains almost totally undated - surprising, considering it was done in 1968.

Photos taken from Point Of View: Design by Jay Spectre

- Keehnan Konyha

(This is the first of Keehnan's four trial posts that we'll be rolling out over the next two weeks)

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