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Neal Beckstedt's Conservatory at Kips Bay

I envisioned the room to be an urban retreat where a parent can relax while overseeing their children play in the pool.” 
Neal Beckstedt

Layering bone colored wood blinds with a fine linen sheer, light is filtered and easily controlled to create an intimate and unique approach to addressing modern windows.





Interior designer, Neal Beckstedt made a stunning debut at this year's 40th decorator show house by introducing a modern conservatory which captures the aesthetic and culture of his design studio. The overall scheme is a skillful mix of old and new alongside what Neal calls “Weimaraner” gray walls. Inspired by the room’s unique corner view of lower Manhattan, the Hudson River and the private pool, Neal's concept for the room is a stylish conservatory lounge to relax and enjoy the scenery.
This fabulous glass and granite console table is from Gerald Bland
Perfect for small spaces in need of a gigantic personality
Love, love, love the bleu sculptural bowl by Martin Kline

Photos courtesy Marili Forastieri

I call it my private Time Out Room. To set the overall tone for the space, a modernist Le Corbusier chaise was selected as center stage. Other pieces that I loved include a French 1940’s ebonized and cerused oak cabinet, a screen of Neal’s own design and a vintage Tabriz area rug. For visual depth, contemporary photography from the Robin Rice Gallery and a minimalist white on white oil painting by Kioshi Otsuka are combined with accessories from various periods.

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