Finishing Touch - Local artist Anna Krauss imitated the look of exposed brick with brick-look tile and a distressed faux finish. Krauss has been working in Western North Carolina for more than two decades. Soft Surroundings - In small spaces, rounded objects such as the coffee table and ottomans at the base of the bed help to soften the edges of a design and contribute to the flow. The Great Divide - Clearly defined spaces make the room feel more expansive. Custom cabinetry delineates the sleeping area.
Anne Marie and Frank Lombardo in their downtown Asheville apartment.
Artful Accents - Mirrored, rustic-colored paintings adorn the bar. Painted by Cindy Walton, purchased from Flow, Marshall.
Arts + Science - Lombardo’s connection to Asheville isn’t just through art; historic photos of the National Climatic Data Center are a nod to his career in meteorology.
Dining In Style - Hanging above the Lombardo’s kitchen table is a kudzu-vine piece available through Splurge Design in the River Arts District. On the table is a turned bowl by Morganton artist Steve Noggle.
Small groupings of handcrafted objects create interest.
The Lombardo’s son Frank provides a rotating collection of work for this wall.
Celebrate Asheville with a nighttime image of the historic Jackson Building just a few blocks from the apartment.