Working with my clients’ impressive collection of contemporary art set in a historic home built in 1919 was a dream come true for me as a designer. While maintaining the integrity of the house, an addition was created to seamlessly blend the old part of the house to the new which included a kitchen, breakfast room, mudroom, family room, covered outdoor terrace and master suite. The art collection dictated every design move; from creating axis points to showcase large works to shifting openings to gain more wall space for future acquisitions. The couple’s favorite color of “Yves Klein Blue” was used as a connecting color in several spaces from lacquered walls in a scullery to fabric selections in the family room and kitchen. Throughout every space, great care was taken to make sure every work of art, fabric, finish, and object enhanced the overall design and not detract from one another.