One of the next major pieces to define the dwelling was a monolithic marble table. “I had to convince the marble suppliers that I was in the industry, because they don’t do residential deliveries,” Felix says. “An enormous truck with a crane on it arrived and I thought, ‘What have I done?’” He recruited eight or nine friends to carry the piece of marble inside. “That spirit of togetherness is a big part of the home—that dining table is the center of evenings here. I love to cook and entertain. It can comfortably seat 12 and can do 14 quite easily.” The marble, with its strands of green, pink, black, and white, perfectly pairs with the painting.
The ethos and prototypes of Maker & Son make their way into the apartment too. “Some of the new products start at home and will become products at some point. Some of the pieces don’t start here but come here and feel so at home,” Felix says. From a bright yellow chair in the bedroom to a crisp white sofa in the living room, his company’s work fits right in. “The pieces were first designed with comfort in mind, and that’s why they work in any space.” Of course, Felix switches up the slipcovers with the changing seasons—the white sofa cover being a new swap for the coming winter months.
“With just a few key items, a rental can really become a home. When the painting and tapestry went in, it really transformed the space,” Felix says, referring to a silk tapestry curtain that his friends made to cover the storage area at the back of the flat. “The curtain helps soften the audio in the space.”
Felix has dreams for the unit and will undoubtedly keep transforming it. “I am not a nervous Nancy about being bright and being bold and bringing energy and things in,” he says. “That’s the wonderful thing about a home: It’s living and breathing. It should be in a constant state of transition.”