Nadeige Choplet and John Lego live above the Choplet ceramic studio on Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The building holds a particularly special meaning for the couple. Nadeige initially studied textile design and then received an MFA in painting and sculpture from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris. Afterward, she came to New York on a Fulbright scholarship and pursued a second MFA in ceramics. She met John when purchasing the building in 2000. He was her lawyer, and after a stressful closing, Nadeige was so relieved and happy that she invited him to a Christmas party. The rest is history, and now the couple has a nine-month-old son. The ceramic studio has evolved to include daily ceramic classes, available studio space and a gallery space, and it offers production services for artists and designers. Thanks, Nadeige & John! And thanks to Tom Sibley for the lovely photographs and to Jen Ng for producing the shoot. — Amy A.
Image above: This vintage Danish buffet in the bedroom was purchased on eBay and holds our music system.
Image above: I wanted to create a cozy, dynamic and inviting feeling, so I selected vibrant and warm wall colors. Inside the original 1910 wall moldings, we installed cotton-recycled handmade wallpaper purchased at Emery and Cie in Paris. The ceramic chandelier was produced by Choplet studio for the designer Matt Gagnon.
Nadeige and John’s Williamsburg apartment continues after the jump…
Image above: I created the ceramic tiles for the kitchen backsplash and for the inserts in the wood floor as well as the handles for the cabinets. The cabinets are from IKEA, and the stainless steel countertop was custom made by American Eagle, an industrial kitchen equipment supplier in the neighborhood.
Image above: John built the bookshelf in Thibault’s room with the wood reclaimed from the gut renovation of the top floor.
Image above: We toned down the amount of color used in the sleeping areas to provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The wall color is Cotswald AF-150 by Benjamin Moore Aura paint. The night table by the bed is from Ligne Roset, the lamp is vintage and the candle tea lights are from Yasuko Shingu, an artist represented by Choplet Gallery. The painting above the bed is by Nina Bednarski.