Desirée and Jeffrey Greene in the kitchen of their SoHo loft, under a Cellula chandelier designed by Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri. Mr. Greene, who owns and plays 200 instruments and collects CDs, albums and books, doesn't mind a more cluttered look, while Mrs. Greene, who collects cookbooks and books on Indian philosophy, prefers visual calm and wanted their belongings stored out of sight.
The solution was a system of built-in cabinets: design as diplomacy. Here, a floor used as a stage lifts up for extra storage for some of Mr. Greene’s 200 instruments.
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