|The Den, Photographed by Kyle Norton for Serendipity Magazine|
|Details of The Den, Left: Detail of Egg Chair, Right: Detail of Bonnie's Horn Collection|
Photography: Studio Marcus Hay
|Details of The Den, Left: Detail of Coffee table, Right: Detail of Bar, Photography: Studio Marcus Hay|
|All the elements, Top, From left to right: Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair from DWR, James Perse Pool Table, Eames Lounger in Tan from DWR, Lunar Rug in Charcoal from Calvin Klein, Eames Walnut stools from DWR, Line Bar from DWR, Como Sofa from DWR, Arne Jacobsen Cylinder Bar Ware from DWR. Images courtesy of DWR and James Perse.|
|All the elements, Top, From left to right: Greta Grossman Wall Sconce from DWR, Saarinen Tulip Coffee Table from DWR, Drum Side table, from DWR, Inspiration image for custom paneled wall, Arco Light from DWR, Beat Light from Tom Dixon, Images courtesy of DWR and Tom Dixon|
|The Playroom, Photographed by Kyle Norton for Serendipity Magazine|
|Details of The Playroom, Left: Detail of right hand side of room, Photographs featured largely by Bonnie Edelman, Right: Detail of Collectables|
Photography: Studio Marcus Hay
|Details of The Playroom, Left: New Cabinetry wall, Right: Detail of Coffee Table, Photography: Studio Marcus Hay|
We were very excited at Studio Marcus Hay last year when we were asked to work on the home of Design With Reach’s CEO John Edelman and his wife Photographer Bonnie Edelman’s house in Connecticut. We had met John and Bonnie many times before and had even shot some great poolside shots in their outdoor pool area on their property for a Summer DWR catalog. We had also used some of Bonnie’s wonderful photography that is featured on the DWR site in some catalogs and she had kindly lent us the pieces we needed to make the shot.
When we met with John and Bonnie they had requested we look at three rooms in the house; The Playroom, The Den and a Guest Bedroom. We set about working on the new schemes for the rooms and presented them. They both loved our ideas and we set about the big task of reinventing these spaces. Rising to the occasion, Bonnie and her Assistant Jenn were a great help in ordering many of our decided pieces; naturally we wanted to use as much Design Within Reach product as possible. We also had the task of weaving in existing pieces John and Bonnie owned and having recently sold their city residence there was a lot to work with.
The Playroom was totally stripped and we started from scratch. John and Bonnie regularly work on projects and felt the most secure using their trusted contractors, Don and his team did an amazing job of interpreting our designs and especially with the playroom added a whole wall of new cabinetry and amazing wall papered walls that really transformed the space. The Playroom became a space that allowed the family to come together to view TV and movies and play X-Box. John and Bonnie’s children Olivia and Oscar are growing up quick and we wanted to give them a space that reflected this, a space they could grow into as they get older.
The Den took on a sleek sexy vibe with custom made pool table and all new light fittings. Embracing the leather tan tiled floor, we wove in some of their beautifully worn Eames and Saarinen leather covered pieces and created a space that included Bonnie’s collection of horns and knick knacks, also including a new sleek dart board.
The Guest Bedroom is a relaxing luxe space that we are all sure guests will now fight to stay in, we included all new light fittings, a new wardrobe system and we hung wallpaper from Eskayel, An amazing company from Brooklyn behind the bed.
It was a great project and all came together well regardless of a few expected bumps and turns, Studio Marcus Hay loves creating spaces that people can actually live in. Having worked many years on photo shoots where at the end of the day everything gets packed back up in a truck or walls are pulled down after a set is finished, It’s nice to know that John and Bonnie and the kids can use and enjoy these rooms hopefully for some years to come.
I could not have done this job without the support and the tireless and enthusiastic work of my Assistant Molly Hartman. Thanks Molly! You are a star!