MASK UNSIGHTLY ELEMENTS
Knowing he wasn’t going to be investing in a new kitchen in the
rental space, Thomas installed luxurious black drapery to conceal
the apartment’s dated kitchen, which he also uses for storage.
“The only nice things behind there are my clothes and dishes.
Everything else is just functional, so I wanted to make it
disappear,” he says. “I can’t do magic, so I made drapes.” The
chandelier was passed down from Thomas’s late grandmother,
Dorothea Smythe, also a designer. The checkered blanket was
made by his sister as a Christmas present one year; the vibrant
quilt is an antique. Drapery fabric, Designer Fabrics; television, Panasonic;
pillows, Ralph Lauren; bed, L’Atelier.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF DARK
Thomas’s hectic life means he doesn’t get home until the
sun goes down, so he created a space conducive to his
schedule. “I wanted a nighttime space, so I didn’t do
bright and white,” he says. Instead, a rich charcoal wall
colour imbues the room with depth and drama, and sets
off the wood tones of his antiques, such as the
Biedermeier chest of drawers and English sleigh bed.
Chair, chest, mirror, horns, Chair Table Lamp; pillow, L’Atelier;
photograph, Canvas Gallery; vase, Hardware; ebony box, Absolutely
North; lamp, Of Things Past.
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