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ecognized for their “modern traditional interiors,” the venerable design firm of Cullman & Kravis offers a fresh take on a contemporary aesthetic while respecting the traditions of their 35-year history. Founder Ellie Cullman along with design partners (left to right) Lee Cavanaugh, Alyssa Urban, Katie Sutton and Dani Mazza comprise the firm who has been honored by the AD 100 Hall of Fame and Elle Decor A-List. Their third book, From Classic to Contemporary was recently published by Monacelli Press and showcases 14 of the firm’s varied projects.

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Dining Room

Photograph by Nickolas Sargent

The theme of the dining room, Rhapsody in Blue, is evident throughout the room’s dramatic touches—midnight blue double-glaze lacquered walls with gold embellishments that form the perfect backdrop for the vintage and custommade furnishings and contemporary art and sculpture. Inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room, gold elements were used to create a sense of depth and showstopping drama as handcrafted, 24-karat gold porcelain discs from Dougall Paulson grace the walls in a random fashion. The firm’s penchant for modern traditional is also on display with a rare 1960’s Maison Jansen polished brass fireplace paired with an oversize 1950‘s Maison Leleu sideboard that doubles as a bar. Perhaps the firm’s founder Ellie Cullman sums it up best. “It’s an evening room, and it should feel like its dressed in an elegant outfit. You take out your gold and diamonds for an evening out, and likewise, this is a room meant for special occasion—it sparkles.”

Available at 200 Lex: andirons from Guy Regal, guyregalnyc.com; chair fabric from Kravet, kravet.com.

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