More Is More
Skilled designers and room tailors Benjamin Bradley and David Thiergartner have worked together for over 20 years in their Bradley Thiergartner Interiors business in New York City. They recently shared with Design2Share a few examples of how they use accessories to top-off a room.
"More is more" when it comes to using beautiful accessories! This Hampton Showhouse bedroom belongs to a well-travelled bachelor. You can see the power of multiples in the globes on the bedside table. Bradley Thiergartner gave this client an extra large bedside table so that it could hold additional accessories. Artwork is displayed prominently, as are books, throw pillows, alarm clocks, pencils in a horn cup, an iPod docking station, and an Hermes throw. Warm, relaxed, curated, and collected.
This next BT project, a Riverside Drive residential living room, is based around a collection of notable Art Deco furniture pieces. The designers used embroidered decorative throw pillows to neutralize the strength of the aubergine sofa. Artwork above the seating area is flanked by sconces, another wonderful accessory. As you can see, the accessories in this space are as edited as the furnishings. A pair of shagreen boxes on the table and bronze vases in the windowsill add interest. Flowers, one of the greatest accessories of all, bring life to the space.
This Park Avenue section sofa scene shows off the power of accessories! Built-in bookcases provide a natural display space for a variety of accessories. Books, boxes, and objects create a visual feast. A Bradley Thiergartner standard, throw pillows, invite you to sit. Colorful artwork in multiples hang above the sofa.
This space shows the power of just a few well placed accessories in this Bradley Thiergartner designed entry in a Soho residence. Artwork plays an important role in anchoring the right wall. A pair of pierced Chinese screens provide interest on the left wall. The hand-thrown pottery vessel on the floor adds scale and texture. The table holds flowers to enliven the space. Varying texture, color, and material are all important in this mix of accessories.
This Madison Avenue living room shows the warmth that can be brought to a space with accessories. Bradley Thiergartner has all elements covered in this room - overstuffed throw pillows, a cashmere throw, artwork on both the wall and the side table, books, and flowers all add to the feeling of the room. Items such as the footstool add color and also a sense of casual ease.
Books play the starring role in this Katonah living room. They cover the coffee table and their subjects reflect the objects, artwork, and accessories that inhabit the room. Strong furniture and artwork create the need for equally strong accessories. Bold red glass vases stand proudly on the piano. Off-white vessels on the mantel recede, allowing the artwork to take center focus. All in all, a Bradley Thiergartner master class on accessorizing.
Photo 7Benjamin and David have been making tailored, traditional-with-a-twist interiors for over 20 years. The former fashion designer and "big voice" musician came to NYC on separate career paths, only to be united in a business venture that still allows each to create something new and unique each day.