Homeowner Sandra Velvel oversaw the furniture selection, choosing Bensen’s Lite sofa, Schumacher’s Hayward chairs and a custom coffee table made by Christopher Gay Design for the living room. Artwork from Longstreet Collection hangs above a fireplace surround of Thassos marble mosaic tiles from Ann Sacks.
Laurie Gorelick expressed her love of several of the pieces we had at New York Now. Here is what she had to say:
“At last week’s NY Now market, I became acquainted with Longstreet Collection, the photographic art by the mother/son team of Madeline and Robert Longstreet. Rob was manning the booth and briefed me on the collaborative process which generates these large-scale works that attract designers, celebrities and collectors alike. It’s no wonder that their works have this following and have won ASID’s Best of the Best at this show. It’s difficult to find large scale works of this design and caliber to grace vast wall expanses.
Madeline’s background in painting and Rob’s in photography, combined with interests in horticulture and Japanese printmaking, yield alternative photographic images that showcase the elemental beauty of organic forms.”
“In the living area, vivid artwork is from the Longstreet Collection. Comfortable yet sophisticated seating provides a relaxing refuge. Campbell opted for indoor/outdoor fabrics that are durable and easy to live with. Beside the double-sided fireplace, an iron ladder holds a pair of woolen blankets Campbell found in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Extra towels are conveniently stashed in a big basket next to the Oly Studio sofa.”