This week the blog is posted from New York. I have never arrived without my heart racing as the New York skyline comes into view. This city is one I adore and where I met Charlotte all those years ago.
Jamb Fireplaces in America.
5 June 2015
At Jamb we have been lucky to work with many extraordinary clients supplying fireplaces and lighting. This week we spent a week visiting sites on various projects we have been working on in NYC. We stayed uptown and it was wonderful to be close to Central Park and the Museums. I always love to pay a visit to the Frick Collection and to see the the Neue Museum and even managed to run into the Met to see the wonderful new exhibition China, Through the Looking Glass.
Every day our alternate appointments took us up and down Manhattan. It is impossible to ever get bored with New York’s architecture. Both in scale and style the variations are seemingly endless. Brown stone town houses, Park Avenue Apartments with iconic views worthy of the finest dreams.
A client invited us to see his family home completed after three years construction. Last time I saw the building it was a shell and now we were welcomed into the complete vision, perfected with three small children. With a beautiful glass of chilled White wine we ascended floor by floor, viewing each room.
We supplied seven fireplaces for this project with the interior design led by David Flintwood. It was wonderful to see them in their living environment.
In the kitchen they went with the Ashley in white marble. A finely carved linear piece simple but with complex mouldings.
The living room was magnificent with the Kentmere in Bardiglio Marble. Strong and bold with the Greek key motif and statuary columns. This was a bespoke fireplace as normally it comes in the Sienna, a precious yellow marble used for inlay but in this case we felt the grey and white Bardiglio marble was perfect.
It worked so well to have the classic clean lines of the bolection fireplaces in the dining room and library.
It will be so exciting to return next time to New York to see the completion of the projects we have been working on this week using our fire surrounds and lighting range.