Olga & Amy were set-up on a blind date by colleagues at Conde Nast. Sparks flew and the two become fast friends.
The Anchor Council is born. The girls take a red eye down to Peru to redesign 20 rooms at a Shamanic Retreat.
Deep in the jungle, Amy & Olga get to work. Furniture is built, rooms painted, beds redressed, accents added – all in just three weeks!
The Shaman is shady. He gets sent to jail; the retreat is dismantled.
Undaunted, they persevere. For two decades, Olga & Amy have worked with the leading design magazines and brands. Now, they unleash their talents on restaurant and hotel design. Their latest project, Annex, a Brooklyn restaurant, recently opened in Ft. Greene.
East Deck Motel (Montauk)
A fictional redesign of The East Deck Motel in Montauk, NY conceived by The Anchor Council.
The Vision: Happy, minimal 1970′s. Open, airy spaces & art installations throughout. Keeping the retro motel vibe. The Lobby: The streamlined existing architecture lends itself to inviting communal spaces.
Guest already hang out on the deck by check-in, we’d extend that inside with a large laid back table.
The Art: 3D minimalism inspired by Donald Judd’s work.
Art would also be woven into the landscape.
The Sitting Area: A 1970′s nod to the heyday of motel chic.
The Palette: Amazing shades of the 70′s. But more streamlined with a shot of ethnic.
The Outdoors: An outdoor porch living room. With hanging plants, rugs and tables.
An understated welcome, laid back and easy-going design.
The Rooms: The wood paneling should definitely stay. But be modernized.
The Suites: updated to bring the outside in.
The BEFORE pics: Pre-The Anchor Council