Markham Road Apartment

Princeton, NJ

The owner is a musician and an avid traveler with an extensive art and antique furniture collection. In its purchased condition, the apartment had some problematic issues that needed to be overcome. There were areas of too much light and some with no light. Some spaces were too large and out of proportion, while others were cramped and unpleasant.

The goal was to create an open and airy, free-flowing space capturing as much light as possible into darker areas. We needed to maximize the usability of the public and private areas of the apartment as well as incorporate sufficient storage.

Working with the owner's art and furniture collection, we sculpted the space to create a clean, white, gallery-like background. To this we added accent lighting, glass and mirrors, stone, painted and natural woods. Using this palette throughout the apartment, we were able to expand space, balance scale, unify the ecclectic, and achieve quiet luxury.

Contractor: Baxter Construction

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  • Living Area

  • Living Area Before

  • Living Area

  • Living Area

    Custom painted wood cabinetry housing media, art and library.

  • Dining Area

    We created a niche to highlight a beloved antique breakfront.

  • Living/DIning Area Before

  • Vignette

  • Kitchen

    Custom painted wood cabinetry.

  • Kitchen

  • Kitchen Before

  • Kitchen

    The open kitchen is perfect for entertaining a crowd or a quiet night at home.

  • Kitchen

    A mirrored backsplash captures light, expands space, and provides a touch of bling.

  • Kitchen Before

  • Kitchen

    The petit kitchen maximizes every inch of storage space.

  • Kitchen

    Cabinet-mounted ovens along with a separate cooktop allow for a clean and continuous counter surface.

  • Kitchen

    We used outlet strips under the upper cabinets to eliminate the need for wall-mounted outlets. LED light strips complete the look.

  • Kitchen ceiling

    The kitchen ceiling needed to be accessible with the apartment's mechanical units located above. After much searching we found this great textured ceiling tile.

  • Office/Guest Suite

  • Office/Guest Suite

    We created a wall of custom cabinetry in a surprisingly complex space to work with as all four original walls had doors and/or windows.

  • Office/Guest Suite

    Cabinetry wall with closed Murphy bed.

  • Office/Guest Suite

    Cabinetry wall with open Murphy bed.

  • Office/Guest Suite

  • Master Suite Hall

    Custom full-height glass doors effectively brighten and visually enlarge a small space.

  • Pocket Door detail

    Beautiful pocket door hardware from Argentina, by Gruppo Romi.

  • Master Bedroom

    To establish clean lines and an uncluttered look, we provided a large built-in dresser with overhead storage cabinets along with floating open shelves to organize books, art and media.

  • Master Bedroom Before

  • Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom Before

  • Master Bedroom

    Custom fabric headboard and intimate lighting.

  • Master Bedroom

    Closet with mirrored doors.

  • Master Bath

  • Master Bath

    Custom painted wood vanity with integrated edge pulls.

  • Master Bath

  • Master Bath