Modern Meets Organic in the Brooklyn Apartment of Delia Kenza’s ‘Bad Ass’ Client

A foolproof sign that a designer and a client are sympatico? When the client requests exactly the same furniture and lighting as the designer has at home.

“She bought her place and saw a picture of my house in Brooklyn, and she said she immediately bought the chairs and the light I had – then realized she needed my help and called me, “says designer Delia Kenza, of how she came to be hired.

“The atmosphere of the client inspired the project. She appreciates things made by hand, prefers a vintage organic atmosphere to the hard way, and has beautiful pieces that she has inherited or purchased, ”explains Delia. “She has a real sense of what she likes and doesn’t like.” On the same list: the large proportions, the large windows and the pre-war architectural details of his two-bedroom apartment. On the aversion list: cooking.

Now that Delia has applied her considerable design talents to the space, her client – “a real nasty (and I mean in a good way) professional woman” – has a house that marries old with new, daring with refined and Delia’s healing eye with the client’s personality.

Below, Delia shows us around the refreshed house, now as “bad-ass” as her client.

Photograph of Nick Glimenkis, courtesy of Delia Kenza Interiors.

To give the pre-war apartment a more modern feel, Delia had all the walls and joinery painted a super pale gray. & # 8
Above: To give the pre-war apartment a more modern feel, Delia had all the walls and joinery painted a super pale gray. “What I like to do, especially in small spaces, is to wrap the whole room in one color so you can’t tell the difference between the wall and the ceiling. I also use the same finish on walls and trim, ”says Delia.
Delia mixes new and vintage pieces in the living room. West Elm sectional plays well with two vintage leather chairs passed on by customer and # 8
Above: Delia mixes new and vintage pieces in the living room. A West Elm sectional plays well with two vintage leather chairs passed down by the client’s father.

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