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Room for Decor

Room for Decor

Morrie Breyer of Breyer Studio Details Some of his Favorite Spaces

25 November 2016

Interior Designer, Morrie Breyer of Breyer Studio, has built his career on an approach to interiors that is both balanced and ground breaking. Morrie begins each project by evaluating the unique architectural assets and liabilities of the space and incorporates many custom-designed, one-of-a-kind pieces.

We had a chance to catch up with Morrie ahead of his appearance on our November 29th Panel Discussion "Mixing Contemporary Design and Antiques Like a Pro" to discuss some of his favorite spaces in the mix and match spirit of our Remix Auction.

Room Design by Morrie Breyer. Photo by Randl Bye Photography.

A master bedroom mixing a Biedermeier cabinet, Art Deco side tables and 1950’s rock crystal lamps; all tied together by a very contemporary (although some would say transitional) mirrored four-poster bed by Nancy Corzine. The bed was selected, not only for its design reference to the Deco period, but for the fact that the mirror would reflect the city, river and bridge views from the room, which is sited on New York City’s East River.

Room Design by Morrie Breyer. Photo by Randl Bye Photography.

Much of my work is architecturally based. When conceiving this project, the first thing I found was the 1930s “day gate” from a bank in Philadelphia. It set the theme for the Deco inspired full renovation of a duplex penthouse in NYC. The etched glass panel and railing designs are styled from elements within the ironwork of the gate.

Room Design by Morrie Breyer. Photo by Randl Bye Photography.

A complete folly! This space represents my personal “Theory of Everything” - throw it all together and make it work. It presents a mélange of texture, color, periods, antiques, pseudo-antiques, light, dark, plain, elaborate and is loaded up with varied artwork. I coin this style “prism” decoration; simply walk in and all the senses are affected.

Breyer Studio utilizes historical and cultural research to create whimsical yet luxurious environments tailored to the needs of their clients. Learn more about Breyer Studio and view their décor portfolio on their website.

View available designs from our Remix Auction and develop your own ‘Theory of Everything’ in our online auction catalog.