“Mr. Ma’s Winter Garden,” designed by JMMDS for Hempstead House, photographed by Marilynn K. Yee for The New York Times.
Happy Halloween, blog readers!
There may be tricks in store, but today in our studio we feel like we received a big basket of treats.
New York Times photographer Marilynn K. Yee captured the lovely image above for Julie Lasky’s article in the Home & Garden section.
Newsday reporter Valerie Kellogg seemed fascinated by the inspiration behind our design and included this description in her piece:
And for those who think window dressings, rug patterns and furniture lines are de rigueur at these kinds of events, make sure to take in landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy’s sunroom devoted to cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She collaborated with Ma to create the Toronto Music Garden, the design of which is inspired by the first of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suites. At the Hempstead House, her room becomes an abstract design, too — next to a cello there is a high-backed wing chair where Ma might sit and play, but the rest of the space is meant to be an imaginary landscape with giant silver stones, glittery logs, maple saplings, rugs of saturated color and streamers finger painted by children as they listened to that first cello suite.
Congratulations, Julie and Jana!
Photo: Newsday, Audrey C. Tiernan.
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