Workstead designs architecture, interiors, lighting, and furniture from a storefront office in Red Hook, where you can get a sense of the kind of work they do: their style is modern, richly textured, and finely balanced between the natural and the artificial. (“We create a sense of place for both the objects they contain and the people that experience them,” according to the website.) But it also reflects the personal style of their customers. “We enjoy working with clients that have a passion for the way they live, and a keen understanding of their own sensibility,” Robert Highsmith, co-founder with Stefanie Brechbuehler, tells us. “We believe that the best projects come from a confident sense of collaboration. 317 Van Brunt Street.
Photo Ashley Minette