Andrew B. Ballard believes the strength behind his firm’s work remains in the passion for comfortable, custom elegance. The integration of beautifully tailored furnishings within eloquently proportioned and detailed architecture is the signature of the firm’s work. A boundless pursuit to integrate well-designed spaces with properly curated furnishings delivers timeless rooms of comfort and discrete luxury. Beautiful rooms paired with rich textures, a neutral palette of color and a sophisticated combination of new and antique furnishings are the result of a collaborative partnership with their clients, who are as singular and unique as the spaces they create together. Have a look at some projects here!
Metromarcy | New York
Within the recently reconstructed 1897 luxury stone building along New York City’s famed Central Park South, the architectural design and decorative furnishings of this multilevel penthouse apartment adjoining The Plaza Hotel with endless park views to the north were inspired by the variety of exposures to natural light, an open floor plan, expansive views and industrial materials of our city’s celebrated lofts and warehouses within the historic SoHo district.
Eastside Maisonette | New York
The architectural design and decorative furnishings of this apartment within the formidable new stone luxury building on the Upper Eastside along Park Avenue were inspired by the historic Regency period flourishing in England in the early 1800s. The maisonette is organized by a series of public rooms linked along the expansive windowed south facade while privatizing the family quarters to the north by means of a private interior corridor. While the inspired decorative furnishings share a likeness to an English era long ago with a contemporary twist, the newly formed art collection is of artists originating both domestically and within Europe during the span of the 20th Century.
Westerly Estate | Dominican Republic
The original design of the 33,000 square foot coastal retreat on a 10-acre site included a large ten-bedroom villa, swimming pool, beach pavilion, tennis facility, staff quarters, service buildings, Chinese pagoda, orchid house and surrounding gardens. The buildings are environmentally responsible and fortified with the construction of native coral stone, wood-shingled roofs, local mahogany doors, windows with shutters and the orientation of the buildings to integrate with the region’s tropical climate along the southern shores of the Dominican Republic.
Upper West Side Artisan’s Duplex | New York
Following the completion of Hotel des Artistes by the architectural firm of Rich & Mathesius in 1916, the duo turned their attention across the street to establish a complementary building for painters and sculptures overlooking Central Park. Now a cornerstone building for the Central Park West Historical District and one of New York City’s landmark streets, the architectural design of the duplex was inspired by the avant-garde industrious American designers of the early 20th century to echo the building’s façade work. The abundant northern light illuminates what was originally conceived as an artist’s painting studio with twenty-foot ceilings is now surrounded by industrial steel fenestration, oak paneling and an extensive book collection.
Dreiser Estate Lodge & Stables | New York
The master plan for a 51-acre woodland site along the Croton Reservoir and comprehensive architectural services for a collection of stone and timber animal barns and service buildings, rustic lodge and a wooded aviary are reminiscent of the early 19th century great summer camps along New York State’s Finger Lakes region. The refined Adirondack-style mountain lodge is set among the trees on a steep slope providing panoramic views overlooking wildflower meadows and wooded pastures of exotic animals from the Serengeti. The construction methods are a traditional mixture of barked logs, reclaimed Douglas Fir timber framing, native fieldstone and rustic woodworking, which combine to create a bucolic and luxurious year-round retreat.
The Majestic | New York
The architectural design and decorative furnishings of this apartment within the historic landmark Art Deco luxury building on the corner of 72nd and Central Park West were inspired by both the avant-garde French artisans of the decoratifs et industriels moderns and the industrious American designers of the 1930s to early 1950s stateside. Framing panoramic views of Central Park and the southern skyline of midtown, the combining of the two apartments is organized by a series of adjacent rooms linked by the hourglass-shaped interior spine. The collection of artisans featured in the renovation includes Dominique, Lelu, Wormley, Paul Kiss, Dorsky, Perzel and custom-designed furniture crafted in Europe to reinforce the organization of the architectural forms and elaborate decorative furnishings.
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The Franco sideboard has very clean lines on the body of solid wood, this is a testament to Scandinavian design. This sideboard is supported by four legs with polished brass tips, which are also present on the drawer handles, and displays rattan grills on the sides instantly evoking nature.
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