For her the latest collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the plan in the course of the selection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase sequence, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all started in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn lavatory, a area in her residence that supplied tiny utility—or as most designers may possibly see it, an option to make an space as impactful as attainable. “On my learn floor, architecture informed the space,” Athena describes in her e-book Reside Gorgeous. “Grand double doorways led to the grasp lavatory, boasting an old-world fashion bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fire, but the hallway in among served no goal,” she carries on.
The option lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with amassing plinths and pillars for the residence, I was attracted to historical Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t until I observed a wood-paneled space at the College of Padua developed by Gio Ponti that I uncovered what I was after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the walls and in excess of the ceiling…,” she says. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to convey her vision to everyday living and the appear has soared in level of popularity at any time since (not to mention cemented their status as the leader in the aged-globe plaster system).