High above the busy city streets, Greg's home feels like an oasis — serene, comfortable, masculine, and filled with personality. It is clear that all of the pieces that occupy the space are chosen with love and attention. As an interior designer, Greg Schriefer has an exquisite eye — one that finds just the right balance between perfection and coziness. His space is well curated, but also most definitely a home.
In Greg's home, a serious knowledge of design mingles seemingly effortlessly with a sense of playfulness and whimsy, but getting to the point where the home felt polished and yet warm and inviting was not a turnkey experience.
"This spacious one bedroom two bath was originally a one bedroom, one bath, joined to a studio apartment. We removed the wall of what would have been the living room/dining area into the bedroom to create an open L shaped living/dining room area. The kitchen was remodeled and opened up by installing two undercounter side by side refrigerators, allowing visibility to the living room — and space for a bar."
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Eclectic Modern.
Inspiration: Creating a comfortable, warm and inviting home.
Favorite Element: Wall Panels.
Biggest Challenge: Reuse of existing fixtures and construction elements. Also concealing the through wall air conditioners.
What Friends Say: “It has a great feel of comfort and elegance with a palette that is soothing to the eyes.”
Biggest Embarrassment: My crown molding is starting to crack!
Proudest DIY: Enclosing the air conditioners by cutting sheet metal and building my own duct work.
Biggest Indulgence: The Crestron In-Wall A/V System — remotely controlled by iPhone and iPad.
Best Advice: Use plaster crown moldings.
Dream Sources: Donghia, Holly Hunt, Plaster Crown Moldings.
Resources of Note:
PAINT & COLORS
- Benjamin Moore: Wedding Vale
- Artwork: Joe Lapiana
- Light Fixture: Chrome and Glass Hanging fixture, I had to grind the globe out to get the proper Edison bulb to fit inside
- Paneling throughout apartment is a MDF (medium density fiberboard) cut ¾ inch thick, cut into panel with ¾ space in between with a ¾ inch reveal on the edges.
• Faux Chinchilla Fur Throw: Ken Alan
• Arwork: Portrait with a letter “A,C”- Mark Greenwalt
• Gracious Home Plumbing Fixtures- Close out sale
•Rug: Baxter Grey (Crate and Barrel)
(Images: Liana Hayles Walker)
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