In a project from her new book, Victoria Hagan: Dream Spaces (Rizzoli), the Manhattan-based designer reveals how she created maximum impact in a small, bland entry hall.
We decided to dream big with this tiny entry to a very grand, pre-war New York apartment that we designed with Ferguson & Shamamian Architects. We covered the walls with a hand-polished blue lacquer, offset with graphic bronze detailing. We expanded the space visually with a wall of mirror panels. Then we hung a vintage mirror by Philip and Kelvin Laverne, installed a custom-designed console that just fits, and amplified the light with sconces by Philippe Anthonioz. This turned what would otherwise have been an overlooked, utilitarian space into a veritable jewel box.