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Magdalena Keck fuses Japanese and Danish design in Upstate New York home



New York interior designer Magdalena Keck has outfitted a holiday home in a Catskill Mountains development to create a "harmony" between Japanese minimalism, mid-century design and American crafts.
Created as a weekend getaway for a family that lives in New York City, the 3,000-square-foot (278-square-metre) house is set between woods and a meadow, and complete with a patio and pool.

Magdalena Keck's Manhattan studio designed the interiors of the gabled, glass-fronted house to evoke the site's natural charm, as well as draw on the Japanese and American backgrounds of the homeowners.
"The mid-century movement at its origin is greatly influenced by the Japanese tradition of appreciation for natural materials and their genuine forms as well as respect for the surrounding natural and built environments," Keck said.
Wooden floors, white oak and aspen wall cladding, and dark wood trim provide the backdrop for the various furnishings and fixtures.
New pieces selected by Keck tie in closely with these details. Hardware and fixtures come in either unlacquered brass and bronze to further add to the cohesive aesthetic.

A host of custom woodwork and storage solutions are integrated within the wood-clad walls. These include closets, a desk, and shelves, as well as a pantry and storage for laundry.
"The house is a harmony of American craftsmanship, Japanese philosophy, and bringing out and enjoying the inherent character of natural materials through site-speci...
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