For her current collaboration with Crate and Barrel Athena embraced the strategy in the course of the selection: in the A Coste glassware, the Pompeii pedestal, the Cannelée vase collection, mugs, and linen lamp shades. It all commenced in the fluted portal entry of her Brooklyn toilet, a place in her home that made available minimal utility—or as most designers could possibly see it, an prospect to make an area as impactful as probable. “On my master flooring, architecture informed the space,” Athena clarifies in her guide Are living Attractive. “Grand double doors led to the grasp lavatory, boasting an outdated-earth type bathtub, plaster partitions, and a marble fireplace, but the hallway in amongst served no intent,” she proceeds.
The option lies in classical architecture. “Obsessed with accumulating plinths and pillars for the home, I was captivated to ancient Greek marble columns, but it wasn’t until eventually I saw a wooden-paneled area at the College of Padua created by Gio Ponti that I discovered what I was just after. I wrapped fluted plaster up the partitions and more than the ceiling…,” she states. Athena introduced in Kamp Studios to convey her vision to lifestyle and the glance has soared in attractiveness ever because (not to mention cemented their standing as the chief in the previous-earth plaster approach).