Franklin Eighth at Holiday House NYC

We’re coming to the end of Holiday House NYC. The house is open for just a few more days, the last day being on Wednesday December 18th. You may have seen our Franklin Eighth space on instagram or on some of your favorite blogs, but I wanted to share it with you myself. If you’re not familiar with Holiday House NYC, it’s a showhouse based in Manhattan which benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Participating designers choose a holiday, real or created, and design their space according to the holiday. Sarah and I were honored to be invited to participate in Holiday House, it’s one of New York’s premier showhouses!

Franklin Eighth's Jazz Appreciation Room at Holiday House NYC

Early on Sarah and I knew we wanted to create a distinct look with an inviting ambiance. Jazz Appreciation Month was the perfect holiday for us. It has history and tradition and can be interpreted in several different ways. We wanted to create a black and white room that paid homage to history but was modern, sophisticated and layered at the same time. We think we’ve succeeded!

Franklin Eighth's Jazz Appreciation Room at Holiday House NYC

Before jumping into the design process we created a loose moodboard. I say loose because we were shuffling our inspirational images between showrooms, blog events, and workspaces! We each gathered iconic images and found that we felt represented our holiday and represented architecture and design in the 1920’s. We found several pieces in magazines and online that represented art deco, had interpreted art deco patterns and a the jazz and speakeasy feel to it.

Franklin Eighth's Jazz Appreciation Room at Holiday House NYC

The moodboard step was very important. It helped focus the two of us and because of this we were completely on the same page. We knew what we were looking for once we started designing and we were off to the races! We are so thankful to our wonderful vendors who donated the perfect pieces to help us complete our look, and their time and services to help us organize, create and install. We are also very lucky – all of our vendors were a breeze to work with! Things came together nicely and easily and because of their wonderful help our room is a success!

Franklin Eighth's Jazz Appreciation Room at Holiday House NYC

Franklin Eighth's Jazz Appreciation Room at Holiday House NYC

Here’s how we describe our design vision:

Inspired by the complexity and contrasts within jazz music, and the Art Deco aesthetic that defined its heydey, interior designers Sarah Sarna and Tina Ramchandani of Franklin Eighth bring their sophisticated sensibility to the elegant first floor ladies lounge.

Tina and Sarah marry patterns and textures popular in the 1920’s, like geometrics, sateens, and mohair, with a present day palette of blacks­and­whites. The result is a ladies lounge that is modern and sophisticated, with lingering notes of appreciation for its Art Deco days.

Franklin Eighth's Jazz Appreciation Room at Holiday House NYC

Again, thank you to our vendors and suppliers for helping us complete our design vision! If you’re interested in anything in the room here’s where you can find every little detail:

Furniture: Custom Tufted Banquette in Pollack fabric by Home Interiors by Anthony Giaramita (Home Interiors by Anthony Giaramita). Brass “Ulta Champa” Coffee Table by The Stephanie Odegard Collection (The Stephanie Odegard Collection). Drapery: Custom Soft Roman Shade and Custom Tailored Console Table Skirts in The Merry Window fabric by Home Interiors by Anthony GiaramitaWallpaper: “Feather Fan” by Cole & Son, exclusively through Lee Jofa (Lee Jofa). Textiles: Pollack “Musco Mohair” for banquette (Pollack). The Merry Window organic white linen for the roman shade and table skirts (The Merry Window). Caitlin Wilson Textiles “Gold Lotus” for the gold pillow (Caitlin Wilson Textiles). ROMO “Valleta” for the dark pillow (Romo Fabrics). Pierre Frey “Thompson” for the black-and-white stripe pillow (Pierre Frey). Rugs: Black and white hair hide and black leather hide by Edelman Leather (Edelman Leather).Lighting: “Large Escher Wall Light” by Porta Romana through Donghia (donghia.com). Lithophane Lamp by Lladró(Lladro). Fine Art: Installation over banquette and trio of small black-and-white abstracts on left-facing console table byPetta Thompson (Petta Thompson). “In Umbram” over left-facing console table and “Fiat Lux” over right-facing console table by Gianni Burratoni through Dorfman Projects (Dorfman Projects). “Slow Dance Transformation, 2004″ leaning on right-facing console table by James Meyer through Dorfman ProjectsAccessories: Pillows by Home Interiors by Anthony Giaramita. “Metropolis” vase, vanity mirror, “Canvas flower tapestry” vases, “Inside Out – Girl” boxes, and “Nautilus” soap dispenser and candle holders by Lladró. Burled-wood boxes with gold leaf centers by Petta Thompson. Orchids in clear vases by Orchid Diva (Orchid Diva). Scented Candles in “Skyflower” by AERIN by NEST Fragrances(AERIN by NEST Fragrances). Paint: “Super White” by Benjamin Moore (Benjamin Moore). General Construction:Electrical, skim coating, painting, and wallpapering by Design Development NYC (Design Development NYC).

{Photography by Michele Arnaud}

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