Today I have a renovated former schoolhouse from Williamsburg in New York to show you.  Renovated by Keren and her husband Thomas together with their Design Studio White Arrow.

 

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

The home was purchased in 2010 and was once an Artist’s loft.   Keren and Thomas’s home is filled with a mix of modern furniture and  vintage accents, together with some beautiful custom cabinetry.

Designed and renovated with her husband, Thomas Richter, and under the guidance of architect Kevin Greenberg of Brooklyn’s Space Exploration, the 2,000 square-foot residence has been beautifully finished.

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

With the arched windows  and custom cabinetry inspired by 19th-century French bakeries, have helped to transform a dated kitchen.

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

The arched entrance doors are a truly beautiful feature to this renovated school house.  The bleached maple floors were painted black and the exposed brick walls were plastered over and replaced with crisp white walls.

 

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

In keeping with a Mediterranean aesthetic they have chosen a turn-of-the-century earthenware sink.  I love how they have used an old olive oil jug as a rubbish bin.

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

 

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

I just had to show you the dressing room off the master bedroom, what a stunning dressing room.  The shoe storage is hidden by the paneling en route to the master bathroom, and a medicine cabinet is concealed behind a full-length mirror

To maximise storage in the home the cabinetry has been built in up to the ceiling.   The owner has also done this to not only maximise storage but to also draw your eye upward and create visual height.

 

Photo: Thomas Richter for White Arrow

The master bathroom is home to a custom Art Deco vanity, vintage sconces which have been sourced from Italy and a salvaged tub and Barber Wilson fixtures that were found on eBay.

Over the course of the renovation, the couple who were previously in different careers have joined forces to open their own interior design studio, White Arrow .   You can see more photos of this school house renovation and be inspired by many of their other renovation and design projects.
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