set aside your impressions of penthouses,
austin and french antiques, let us in
and we’ll show you how to blend them
into one sensational travelogue.
this is a client who has seen the world
but doesn’t need to shout about it,
so any throwback to 19th century splendor
arrives courtesy of a few authentic
furniture pieces and the chic addition
of reclaimed wood doors.
she doesn’t just traipse about the continent:
the 50-pound beaded blanket we
transformed into a killer headboard
comes from asia. there’s also a metallic
sepia map that canvases an entire wall
with brass-starred nail heads marking
all the places she’s traveled.
with the clean-lined millwork
and a few lacquered portals,
we have the perfect 45th-floor
perch for gazing off into the sunset
and plotting the next voyage.