Interior designer Keren Richter was inspired by a painting to represent this Brooklyn mansion

In designing her clients’ Prospect Heights mansion, White Arrow designer Keren Richter says her goal was to “create a warm and inviting interior that complemented the home’s modern finishes – matte white oak floors, white marble, black accented metalwork and walnut cabinets.”

Richter adds that she took design inspiration from Raymond Saunders’ large-scale painting of the homeowners and “its moody, dark colors and red accents.”

The end result is a mansion filled with furniture designed by a bevy of independent designers, as well as some contemporary pieces and vintage lighting and furniture, as a way to support the client’s existing art and ceramics collection. The home’s furniture, on the other hand, is a mix of jewel tones that are “completed with grand gestures and greenery that emphasize the ceiling heights and natural light of the home.”

Ultimately, Richter says she and her design team “achieved a dynamic feel by combining dark finishes with reflective copper accents and cool geometric silhouettes, often complementing natural organic textures.”

Explore the property below.


living room

living room, blue sofas

Thomas Richter

The double-height living room of this home features a large-scale tree, intended to complement the space’s substantial skylight. “The three-meter-tall tree towers over the wicker cabinet of Four Hands, adding a grand sculptural touch,” Richter enthuses. “We paired the Highland House blue velvet tuxedo sofa with a custom textile artwork created by Thompson Street Studio and a Croft House coffee table.”

Artwork: Thompson Street Studio and Periodic Table of New York Trash by Molly Young and Teddy Blanks. Accessories: MQuan and the owner. throw: Daniel Barreto. Ship: Nedda Atassi. tuxedo couch: Highland home furniture. Closet: Four hands. side table: vintage. Coffee table: Croft house. armchairs: CB2. sideboard: Four hands.


    Dining room

    dining room table

    Thomas Richter

    “Our client inherited a large oil painting by Raymond Saunders, and the scale and color palette inspired the rich hues of their dining room,” explains Richter. This space also features a custom flat weave Moroccan rug from RRESS and a white oak dining table inspired by Axel Einer Hjorth.

    Carpet: RESS. dining chair: CB2. Dinner table: Four hands. Artwork: Raymond Saunders. hanging lamp: Jaime Hayon for & Tradition.


      Dressing room

      room with a view to the outside

      Thomas Richter

      With many windows in the dressing/sitting room, there is no shortage of natural light here. Plus, this enclave has a storage wall, thanks to Reform cabinets created in collaboration with Muller Van Severen, with an “accented brass toe kick and hardware.” There’s also a handmade woven pendant lamp from WeraJane and a wool rug from Cold Picnic, which, as Richter claims, adds “fun colors and artsy details.”

      Little cupboard: Reform x “Match” by Muller Van Severen. daybed: CB2. Armchair: West Elm. hanging lamp: WeraJane. side table: Crate & barrel. Carpet: Cold picnic.


        Primary bedroom

        master bedroom

        Thomas Richter

        Dark blue floor-to-ceiling window coverings are a focal point of the primary bedroom, which is complemented by an emerald green Paavo Tynell pendant lamp, as well as a custom floating walnut bedside table and pendant lamps from Buster and Punch.

        bedside tables: Cnormal. ramps: Buster + Punch. hanging lamp: SpongeBob Tynell. Sheets: Parachute. bed and kleftover: Own boss. Pillow: Etsy. Artwork: lady of the lake by Horace Pippin and a handkerchief print by Yayoi Kusama.


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