For her current collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the plan all over the assortment: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase collection, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all begun in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn lavatory, a room in her residence that available very little utility—or as most designers may possibly see it, an opportunity to make an region as impactful as doable. “On my master flooring, architecture informed the room,” Athena explains in her reserve Reside Lovely. “Grand double doors led to the master toilet, boasting an outdated-entire world model bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in involving served no purpose,” she continues.
The option lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with collecting plinths and pillars for the house, I was attracted to historical Greek marble columns, but it was not right up until I noticed a wooden-paneled home at the University of Padua designed by Gio Ponti that I found what I was just after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and more than the ceiling…,” she says. Athena brought in Kamp Studios to provide her vision to daily life and the seem has soared in reputation at any time given that (not to point out cemented their standing as the leader in the aged-world plaster strategy).