Our before and after blog featuring Jerry Jacobs’ remodeled apartment in Monterrey got a lot of attention from interior designers and design enthusiasts. And to those of you who were interested in being adopted by the good people who had bought the apartment for their daughters, we understand that they have all the family they need. Sorry. And indeed, the work featured in this blog is being carried out for the brother of those lucky girls. The overall project, this time in Santa Fe, is a little way from completion but this time round we thought we would focus on one element, the built in cabinetry and the very methodical approach Jerry Jacobs takes. Detail freaks, this one is for you!
As you can see, the unit is centered with two ceiling copulas being created in the room as part of the project. Built, assembled and installed it will cover the whole wall adding warmth to the room while sorting and presenting books and magazines.
A large concealed TV is included in the design. The top picture shows the bi-fold doors closed. Once the install is complete, a custom mural will be applied to the doors. Below the TV Jerry has designed an extended buffet top for serving, a mid-level portion, with mirrored back splash to reflect the room while sitting down for dinner or in the living area, and a lower storage portion with glass shelves for bric-a-brac and to conceal among other things Sound equipment and flatware.
The whole wall of cabinets is first assembled in the workshop where it is made, and then taken apart in sections so that it can be transported and reassembled on site. Jerry tells us that the photos of the various stages were also very handy when it came to crossing the Mexican border where customs control are very sensitive about anything which may be used to disguise arms smuggling.
Here’s the cabinets are all safely shipped and installed on site awaiting finishing touches including one of Jerry’s favourite features, a rolling ladder.
As Jerry says, it is a feature which, while it has a practical benefit of adding reach, also adds drama and what he calls ‘implied mobility’. We understand that, there is something special about a piece of furniture or a feature which actually does something, that you can play with.
So there you are, not just a ‘before and after’ blog, more a ‘before, during and after’. Our thanks again to Jerry Jacobs for this one – don’t hesitate to show off what you can do – send your projects to firstname.lastname@example.org