Taylor welcomes us into her modern, sunlit apartment in DUMBO. As a collector of photography and painting, she shares her insights on how to decorate with and around stunning artworks by Anna Beeke, Andy Mattern, and Geoff McFetridge.
Photos by Genevieve Garruppo
“I love the quaint atmosphere of DUMBO. The cobblestone streets and small shops give the neighborhood a certain charm. ”
“My design style is definitely contemporary. I like everything to feel minimal and clean, yet I always want to make the space cozy enough to feel inviting. While my art collection is also quite contemporary, I tend to take more risks with my art purchases. I love it when a piece brightens a room and makes it feel young and fresh. ”
“When designing a room, the art is either my inspiration or my finishing touch. "Windfall I" and "Windfall II" inspired the entire vibe of the dining room, while Andy Mattern's Remote Control works were the very last addition to the living room. I wanted something playful with a pop of color to round out the space, and his works fit perfectly. ”
“As my personal design style evolves, sometimes I look back on pieces I collected four or five years ago and wonder, 'What was I thinking!' Some of my earlier pieces had a much darker feel. I, of course, still love them, but they do not necessarily fit the aesthetic I am going for now. I am trying to learn from my mistakes. Now when I invest in a piece, I have to love it, but I also ask myself if this is something that would eventually fit in a totally different setting. I am thinking more about longevity. ”
“Art should enhance a room and make you feel something; collect pieces that inspire you or make you happy.”
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