113 ⁄ interiors MAGAZINE
Though that narrative might seem a bit
commercial from the street, behind the gallery the vibe is
decidedly more homey in the walnut-floored family room/den
where her client and his son play billiards and guitars. Bookended
by a knotted-cedar feature wall and an oversize print of Danny
Clinch’s Brazilian Girls, the family room opens onto a fish bowl
pear tree garden whose white confetti blooms serve as a photo
negative to a wall of Paul Morrison Black Dahlias screenprints inside.
That said, it’s not all stark contrasts. As a student of modernism, who
studied painting before earning her design stripes with high-rise
office interiors for the firm of Mies van der Rohe’s grandson Dirk
Lohan, Michaels is very calculating about her palette. That means
color pops in the den with an Eames lounge and Dellarobbia Nana
chairs—in brilliant oranges.