Last Look With Joseph A. Berkowitz

Known for his collaborative design process, Berkowitz encourages his clients to take risks and explore their personal tastes.

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photo: JAB Design Group
Photo: JAB Design Group

Known for his collaborative design process, Joseph A. Berkowitz of JAB Design Group encourages his clients to take risks and explore their personal tastes. He does that here in a bedroom in this North Palm Beach, FL, penthouse.

1. My concept here was to design a modern neutral space that would not compete with the gorgeous view. To achieve that, I used a Phillip Jefferies textured paper on all walls and paired it with a patterned wool rug from Kravet in a similar color, thus creating a pale cocoon to build upon. I chose to keep the bedding simple and mostly white for the same purpose. 

2. The Christopher Guy lacquer and fabric headboard was selected for it’s geometric three-dimensional structure. The idea was to add a sculptural aspect to the main wall. Wool suiting material in a coordinating tone was used to contrast the dark frame of each section.

3. To add contrast and color we used several elements. The custom floating night tables were finished in a high gloss black lacquer to compliment the headboard. Cinnamon ultrasuede on the American Leather recliner added the perfect pop of color (one that my client was very excited about). The most effective decision and hardest to sell, was to paint the ceiling black. That dark plane completely channels the view during the day and becomes one with the night sky.

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