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FEATURES 56

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BLUE MOOD A 60s-era apartment is transformed into a fresh and timeless home that sings the blues, courtesy designer Gideon Mendelson and architect Gordon Kahn

EDITOR'S SPACE

STATEMENTS Contemporary Cool, Architectural Appeal, and Country Chic designs for your kitchens and baths

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CLIQUE Inside or out, there's always something cooking in Manhattan

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SHOWROOM STYLE At Arclinea New York, the culture of food and design merge in the kitchen

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PLACES Luxurious refuges with gourmet kitchens and spa-inspired baths NEIGHBORHOOD A stroll through the Financial District: New York City’s economic nerve center

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PROFILE The Italian mosaic powerhouse, Bisazza, debuts an ultra-chic collection of furniture for the bath

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REVERSE MIGRATION Michele Bitter creates a chic sanctuary for longtime clients making the jump from an outer borough to city central

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ON POINT Glenn Gissler designs the sophisticated antithesis of a prepackaged home for a young banker in Union Square

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GRAY MATTER A single mother of two taps Keith Lichtman to turn a SoHo four-bedroom into a soothing, urban-chic environment

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LIGHTNESS OF BEING Jarvis Wong designs an elegant Manhattan home for a bicoastal couple with a large art collection


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Elgot Finds “ClEan and ContEmporary” now most-sElECtEd dEsign by manhattanitEs Clean and contemporary, now considered a classic design, is the most requested kitchen style in Manhattan, says Ellen Elias, Owner of Elgot, a family-run business that has been designing and installing New York kitchens and baths since 1945. Elgot features a wide variety of cabinetry from high-quality manufacturers including Craft-Maid, Ultracraft, and Canada’s Irpinia Kitchens, capturing the very essence of today’s contemporary style. Cabinetry manufactured in North America allows Elgot to ensure quality control, reduced lead times and flexibility in design. Irpinia cabinetry (pictured here), with maximized storage always at the forefront, comes in a variety of styles with uncluttered lines –– from a traditional soft white finish to the more cutting-edge aluminum-edged doors with recessed pulls. Craft-Maid cabinetry (also shown here) features luxurious, clean designs with a flare for tradition. More clients have been requesting quartz or porcelain countertops today,” Elias adds, so Elgot offers Neolith, a thin and extremely durable porcelain slab know for even coloration that allows for longer and slimmer surfaces. Elgot’s beautifully-designed kitchens can be seen at elgotkitchens.com or in their showroom on Third Avenue (between 74th and 75th streets).


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EDITOR'S SPACE

AS ALWAYS,

design is key when creating the perfect kitchen or bath—there are so many choices, acts, and moods…never mind the budget! For these rooms in particular, it’s all very personal. In this issue we explore a range of styles: Contemporary is always hot; country chic combines rustic textures with elegant shapes; architectural is structured and classic; and they are all inviting, luxurious, and simple. The news from Bisazza is a chic line of bath furniture—their first. On Riverside Drive, an apartment by Michele Bitter has a welcoming kitchen, casual seating, and extended spaces in a loft-like redo. And Keith Lichtman of KL Interiors created a cool, fun space in SoHo with purple and silver accents and a reflective floor that ties the whole thing together in an exciting way. Design is personal and nowhere is that more true than in the kitchen and bath—those rooms are our comfort, the place where we gather with family and friends, our sanctuary. Make them your own!

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Reflective floors make the scene in a SoHo loft by Keith Lichtman; Curvy cool furniture for the bath, by Bisazza; Midcentury is modern on Riverside Drive; A modern take on toile from Gien; Jewelry for the bath inspired by Coco Chanel, from Haute Déco.

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER

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ANOTHER YEAR

has arrived, and with it the exciting prospect of change. There are fresh resolutions: to accomplish something challenging, to make a difference, to explore a new idea or rediscover an old one that fell by the wayside. There’s the pleasure of inspiring family, colleagues, and friends to be the change we want to see. Hope comes in the large and small acts we share with others. So let me start by wishing our readers and advertising partners a successful and happy new year! This issue inspires me not only because it is the first of the year, but also because it is our annual kitchen and bath issue. These are a home’s hardest-working rooms, and the center of most of our family lives. Today, they have grown to encompass dining and living areas that flow naturally into the core of the house. What could be better? In this issue, we cover kitchen culture through the genius of Arclinea—an Italian kitchen design firm that works with renowned architect Antonio Citterio. We also profile Bisazza, an Italian glass mosaic powerhouse that is making a splash with an ultra-chic collection of furniture for the bath. Add to that our usual power lineup of designers and architects who focus on the kitchen, including Gideon Mendelson and architect Gordon Kahn, and designer Michele Bitter, who takes the bathroom to new heights. We already have a packed event calendar and our exclusive list of designers, architects, and readers is growing at an even faster pace. None of this would be possible without you, so thank you to all our advertising partners and readers. We look forward to seeing you at our events and talking about our plans and ideas for the future. Welcome to this year of change.

Lisa Ben-Isvy Publisher New York Spaces 24 N E W Y O R K S P A C E S . C O M

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1 SET THE SCENE Poggenpohl's

+STAGE consists of functional theme units that fit within a 48"-wide space—perfect to form a kitchen layout. POGGENPOHL.COM

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GLASS ACT The Desert Bloom Big Jar collection of glass vessels range in size from 12" to 23"-tall. LYONSGLASS.COM

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3 CHIC Anna by Rablabs' rose gold salt and pepper shakers with alabaster lids are part of the Amare Serving Set. SHOPHORNE.COM

4 FASHIONABLE Haute Déco's 8

Mademoiselle statement handles feature a multidimensional woven texture inspired by a 1953 bouclé fabric by Coco Chanel.

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5 NATURAL BEAUTY

The curvy Papillon tub is carved from a single block of Cumulo granite.

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6 GRAPHIC Ink, a new surface

color set against shards of white Dekton by Cosentino, embraces mod design, geometry, and texture. SILESTONEUSA.COM

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STEEL CORE SieMatic's Classic kitchen collection showcases a blend of classic, minimalist, and modern style elements. SIEMATIC.COM

8 LUXE Romy Northover's functional Gold Crush cups skew an artful line.

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SVELTE Liebherr's CS 1360 cabinetdepth, 24"-refrigeration unit keeps a slim profi le. LIEBHERR.COM

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TILE ENVY Gachot Studios cement tiles are part of Clé Tile's Artist Cement collection. CLETILE.COM

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11 JEWELS The Petals doorknobs

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12 FRESH Ronbow's Kendra vanity includes soft-close wood doors and dovetail construction. RONBOW.COM

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mesmerizing Pattern 1 cement tiles provide a graphic element. CLETILE.COM

kitchen faucet features a flexible, stainlesssteel spring. CALIFORNIAFAUCETS.COM

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CALMING The Verona Classic professional range series is now available in a new light blue color. VERONAAPPLIANCES.COM

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(shown in a matte white lacquer finish) exhibits the ultimate in rural charm. SCAVOLINI.US

ELEGANT The deck-mounted bronze Bastide faucet features a delicate curved spout and white porcelain handles. THGUSA.COM

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LIGHT & AIRY Snaidero's Heritage kitchen embraces an open-work modular system and the warmth of wood.

GORGEOUS Ralph Lauren Home's English Refectory table features ornately carved baluster legs. 90"W x 32"H. RALPHLAURENHOME.COM

20 TOILE STORIES Gien's Délices de

Jouy collection includes this delightful cake

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Elements Egg Cups add a touch of charm to any tablescape. ROYALCOPENHAGEN.US

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23 RETRO COOL Big Chill's Original Size Retro Fridge blends a vintage vibe with modern performance. Available in over 200 custom colors. BIGCHILL.COM CONTINUED


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SEDUCTIVE Shaped by expert craftsmen, Falper's Wing Art sink is ultra-thin yet durable. FALPER.IT

25 ALLURING Alessandro Mendini's Granada Bianco glass mosaic tiles make for a great focal wall.

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Bowl collection for Harmony by Peronda includes these artful sculptural tiles. 31

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The Elan Vital Telescopic kitchen faucet comes with a telescopic spout that extends or retracts as needed. WATERMARK-DESIGNS.COM

30 ON POINT Hastings' new

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31 UNIQUE Brizo's Artesso

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32 STYLISH Samuel Heath's

Pfister's Venturi pull-down kitchen faucet features a rectangular aerator, a fully-integrated handle, and fingerprint-resistant coating.

28 ORIGINAL The hand-thrown

Dark Maurice Bowl by Workaday 32 N E W Y O R K S P A C E S . C O M

Handmade features a hand-etched surface that is then filled in with a lighter slip. STILLHOUSENYC.COM

Articulating kitchen faucet comes with SmartTouch Technology. BRIZO.COM

LMK Pure includes a new range of shower controls and accessories.

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WINTER INTERLUDE HERSTORY In the Company of Women (Artisan Books), by Design*Sponge founder Grace Bonney, is a celebration of more than 100 women creatives, entrepreneurs, activists, illustrators, designers, and editors. From the famous—interior designer Sheila Bridges (middle), and chef and television host Aarti Sequeira (bottom) —to the unknown, such as Randi Brookman (top), Bonney asks probing questions and gets real and inspiring answers. Says Bonney, “I’ve met so many women who’ve told me they didn’t even know their career field was an option because they’d never seen anyone who looked like them doing it.” Representation matters. ARTISANBOOKS.COM

SWEET PARADISE Gabriel Kreuther debuted his eponymous Bryant Park restaurant in 2015, and next door he has opened Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. The chef, known for his delicate and supremely artful Alsatian cooking, brings the same exquisite hand and exacting eye to the fine art of confectionery. The spare and elegant design by Glen Coben of Glen & Co. Architecture allows guests to watch the candy making process while they feast on French macarons updated with fillings inspired by American cheesecake, and chocolate confections that look like gems in the display cases of Cartier or Tiffany’s. Kreuther’s pastry chef, Marc Aumont, is working his chocolate artistry at the shop, which has 15 seats for those who can’t wait until they get home to devour the clever bonbons. 43 WEST 42ND ST., 212.201.1985; KREUTHERCHOCOLATE.COM

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SIGN OF THE TIMES The Whitney Biennial celebrates its 78th year, and its first in the new Gansevoort building. Curated this year by the Whitney’s Nancy and Fred Poses Associate Curator Christopher Y. Lew and independent curator Mia Locks (above), the show includes 63 emerging and established artists (including, top, Aliza Nisenbaum, La Talaverita, Sunday Morning NY Times, 2016), whose works will fill the museum’s four main floors. Among the key themes reflected in this year’s show are the formation of self and the individual’s place in a turbulent society. According to Lew and Locks, the highly-charged political season and the state of the world was on the artist's minds. “We’ve been moved by the impassioned discussions about recent tumult in society, politics, and the economic system,” says Lew. WHITNEY.ORG CONTINUED

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SING A SONG Carnegie Hall’s Spring season concludes with Music Director Steven Reineke conducting the New York Pops in an evening celebrating iconic singers and songwriters such as James Taylor and Carole King. Tony award winner Jessie Mueller and Will Chase (above) will headline the program, You’ve Got A Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters. Mueller rose to fame playing Carole King in the Broadway smash hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Chase, nominated for a Tony for his work in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, has also performed in Rent, Miss Saigon, and played Luke Wheeler in television’s Nashville. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017; 8:00 PM; CARNEGIEHALL.ORG

TEDDY'S HOUSE In 1858, a small, sickly boy was born in a brownstone in Gramercy Park. Although he began life in a wealthy family, no one dreamed how that life would unfold. Roosevelt was a writer, historian, cattle rancher, Police Superintendent and Governor of New York, war hero, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Vice President under William McKinley, and the youngest president in U.S. history at the age of 42. During his presidency he established five new national parks, and is often called “the conservation president.” His birthplace has been fully restored and is now open for guided tours. 28 EAST 20TH ST., 212.260.1616; NPS.GOV/THRB

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COURTESY HERBERT MATTER (SAARINEN AD); COURTESY MOMA (INSTALLATION); COURTESY CARNEGIE HALL (MUELLER, CHASE, CARNEGIE HALL).

In How Should We Live: Propositions for the Modern Interior, The Museum of Modern Art explores the complex collaborative partnerships, materials, and processes that have shaped the modern interior. The exhibition displays a range of environments including retail, domestic interiors, and exhibition spaces from the 1920s to the 1950s. In addition to examining textiles, wallpapers, kitchens, and promotional displays, the show also brings together recent acquisitions of work by major women architect-designers and their partnerships, such as Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe, Aino and Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, and Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. The exhibition, which runs through April 23, also features works on display for the first time, such as a rare weaving by Bauhaus designer Benita Koch-Otte, and tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer. MOMA.ORG


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CLIQUE SIGNATURE SPACES UNCOMMON THREAD In 1973, Mary Ella Gabler created Peacock Alley after leaving a successful career on Wall Street. In this new book she tells the story of her determination to create a lasting and respected brand. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of Gabler’s family, homes, and her collections of textiles, the book is an inspirational story of a woman who created a multi-million-dollar company out of a passion for antique linens. PEACOCKALLEY.COM

KELLY HOPPEN: THE ART OF INTERIOR DESIGN Kelly Hoppen has been wowing the world of interior design for forty years, and this new tome illustrates the designer’s global influence. Sections of the book highlight important themes such as visual rhythm, texture, and harmony. This luxurious work of art is a style guide for designers and design lovers alike. RIZZOLIUSA.COM

THE PERFECT BATH From Rizzoli, a compendium of inspiration and practical guidance for the bath, by Waterworks founder Barbara Sallick. From planning and choosing materials, to decoration and design, this beautiful guide to creating the perfect retreat will inform and inspire. The book includes a section of insights and practical advice from a broad range of architects and designers. RIZZOLIUSA.COM

NONSTOP METROPOLIS: A NEW YORK CITY ATLAS The final volume in a trio of atlases edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, this art-book of reimagined maps of New York takes the reader on a voyage of discovery. Bringing together insights from urbanists, ethnographers, music historians, and environmental journalists, and illustrated by cartographers, artists, and photographers, the book explores all five boroughs in a new way. Delightful maps illustrate everything from riots and women's rights to music and the forces of change (Wildlife, pictured). UCPRESS.EDU SEE RESOURCES

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KITCHEN CULTURE AT ARCLINEA THE CULTURE OF DESIGN AND FOOD MERGE IN THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM IN THE HOUSE “THE GENIUS OF ARCLINEA as a company is that our kitchens are contemporary, but also classic and warm,” says Daniel Yarom, president of Arclinea New York. In his showroom on 26th Street, he emphasizes the company focus on great design. “We have had a long collaboration with the architect Antonio Citterio, we were the first modular kitchen company, and the first to focus on coordinating appliances with cabinetry.” Founded by Silvio Fortuna Senior in 1925, the family is still involved in the company today. Says Yarom, “This year we merged with B&B Italia, another strong Italian luxury brand, and this partnership allows us to better service developers as well as provide furniture along with our kitchen packages.” Since the 1960s, Citterio has been creating some of the company’s most iconic designs, and in the 1990s he became Arclinea’s main designer. With Citterio’s design creativity, the company has created fully customizable, luxurious, and functional kitchen packages that are both practical and elegant. “The kitchens are legos for adults,” says Yarom. With finishes ranging from sleek stainless steel to wood veneer and lacquered laminates in both matte and high CONTINUED

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MODERNISTA CLOCKWISE The Convivium kitchen demonstrates the warmth that is Arclinea’s trademark, in chestnut finish with stainless steel; PVD, an innovative coating process for steel, available in black, steel, bronze, and champagne. FROM TOP:

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HIGH DESIGN CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The Italia kitchen is one of Antonio Citterio’s classic designs. Elegantly streamlined, it includes the horizontal shelf hood; Lignum et Lapis features wood veneer pocket doors to hide appliances, as well as Carrara marble surfaces with a distinctive tapered edge; The Arclinea booth at the 2016 Milan Fair featured the warmth of bronze PVD steel and teak wood veneers; Vina Epicure is fully customizable and can include a humidor and wine refrigerator as well as glassware storage.

shine finishes, the company offers something for every design style. “Some of our most popular finishes are in the Steelia collection. We use a process known as Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) on stainless steel to create a beautiful color collection that is highly durable.” The steel comes in bronze, black, and champagne, and adds warmth to a very industrial-type surface. With details like beveled counter surfaces in different widths and heights, rolled edges, and inset handles and hardware, as well as adjustable components such as tables that can be raised to standing height with the touch of a hidden button, Arclinea provides a complete range of options to satisfy every design urge. “Our kitchens are accessible and understandable for people who love design and who love to cook. Everything we do is about coming up with the right solution for the right household.” SEE RESOURCES

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PLACES

151 E. 58TH STREET, PH 3 BR, 4.5 BATHS; 4,500 SQ. FT.

The views from this penthouse are among the best in the city, especially when seen through floor-to-ceiling, 12-foot-high windows (you can see the Catskills from here). Bask in loft-like open living and dining areas. The eat-in kitchen has Italian Basaltina stone countertops and Brazilian Panna Fragola granite flooring, plus the de rigueur appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf. In the master suite, separate bathrooms for you and your partner flank a dressing room and separate walk-in closets. There is no building as high within six blocks in any direction– so no need to close the curtains. Ever. LISTED AT $37,500,000 CONTACT: FRANS H. PREIDEL, BROWN HARRIS STEVENS, 212.902.0507; BHSUSA.COM

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Situated at the convergence of three hip Brooklyn neighborhoods–Park Slope, Boerum Hill, and Gowanus–this sun-filled corner apartment has large windows, private terraces, and views to the south, east, and north. The kitchen is outfitted in custom American black walnut cabinets (from Brookmans, crafted in the UK), a floor-to-ceiling pantry, Cristallo gold quartz countertops and backsplash, plus Miele appliances. In the master suite, luxuriate in the glass-enclosed steam shower with Waterworks fixtures and radiant-heated chevron marble floors. LISTED AT $2,150,000 CONTACT: BALTIC SALES GALLERY, 718.330.0100; BALTIC.NYC 44 N E W Y O R K S P A C E S . C O M


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THE KENT 200 E. 9TH STREET, #9A 5 BR, 4.5 BATHS; 3,564 SQ. FT.

Oversized corner windows flood the space with natural light in this Art Deco-inspired home, updated with modern finishes by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. Graciously proportioned rooms feature either ebonized or brushed oak flooring and custom millwork. In the kitchen, cabinetry can be customized in three color palettes–ivory, opal, and onyx; Miele appliances, Dornbracht fittings, and Sub-Zero wine storage complete the picture. The master bath is clad in Alexis Azul marble and features a dual sink/vanity wall, Axor fittings designed by Patricia Urquiola, and some jaw-dropping views. LISTED AT $8,279,000 CONTACT: J.P. FORBES, THE KENT SALES GALLERY, 212.922.9595; THEKENTNYC.COM

3 BR, 3.5 BATHS; 3,031 SQ. FT. Close to everything the West Village has to offer but far enough out of the bustle to feel private, this penthouse-like property has floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views. A Molteni-designed professional kitchen includes contrasting walnut and Alabama white marble plus top-tier appliances from Sub-Zero and Miele. An en-suite bathroom off of the master suite has a deep soaking tub, radiant heat floors, Lefroy Brooks fixtures, and a custom vanity by Alan Wanzenberg. For now, you can gaze out longingly at the 445 square feet of landscaped terrace with northern, southern, and Hudson River exposures until it’s warm enough to swing open the doors and step outside. LISTED AT $16,995,000 CONTACT: JOHN BURGER, BROWN HARRIS STEVENS, 212.906.9274; BHSUSA.COM 46 N E W Y O R K S P A C E S . C O M

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Trinity Church, now in its third incarnation, finished construction in 1846—its neogothic spire is recognizable throughout lower Manhattan’s skyline; Group of Four Trees by Jean Dubuffet was commissioned in 1969 by David Rockefeller for the Chase Manhattan building; Charging Bull, by Arturo di Moca, was originally guerrilla art; The towering buildings of the Financial District; The Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary contains the shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, and the James Watson house next door, now the parish rectory, is a New York City landmark; Red Cube by Isamu Noguchi; East West Gate by Yuyu Yang; Street view FiDi; The 9-11 Memorial occupies eight of the 16 acres of the World Trade Center; Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus and One World Trade Center.

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT, also known as FiDi, is unsurprisingly famous as the nerve center for the city's major financial institutions including the oft immortalizedon-film, New York Stock Exchange. Despite its unforgettable skyline and public art, just a decade ago the bustling neighborhood would flip into a ghost town after 6:00 p.m. Today, tastemakers are flocking to an area now tricked out with restaurants, shops, and luxury residential real estate. Ultra-hot buildings such as 50 West Street, the recently renovated 70 Pine Street, and 5 Beekman are on the rise, and dusk no longer equals a mad dash to the nearest transportation hub. Jeffrey Beers, founder of the eponymous architecture and design firm, says, “With the conversion of offices to apartments and the development of new residential properties, the Financial District has truly (finally!) become a 24-hour, live/work neighborhood in the last ten years. Building on the success of destinations like Nobu and Montrachet (then Corton) in nearby Tribeca, restaurateurs as well as retailers have helped make it one of the most vibrant areas in the city."

GETTING THERE

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The South Street Seaport; Howard Hughes Corporation and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will launch a 40,000-square-foot gourmet seafood market in the historic Tin Building, and the latter a seafood restaurant on Pier 17; A stroll along the East River Esplanade at the Seaport yields views of sailing ships and the Brooklyn Bridge; Route 66 Smokehouse serves up a unique take on BBQ by chef Billy Kooper; One World Observatory. RIGHT: The recently repurposed Fulton Market Building includes an iPic Theaters Multiplex.

GOOD EATS

Some of our favorite eateries include: Adrienne’s Pizza Bar (on historic Stone Street), Da Claudio, The Dead Rabbit (a bit more bar than restaurant), Luke's Lobster, Barbalu, Felice, and Suteishi. Oldies but goodies include Delmonico's, Fraunces Tavern, and The Capital Grille. In the Beekman Hotel, Tom Colicchio's Fowler & Wells, and Augustine, a new French restaurant by Keith McNally up the foodie ante.

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In May 2014, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum opened—the memorial, a moving tribute to those we lost, is open to the public. The South Street Seaport is an enchanting, waterfront historic district chock-full of restaurants and shops. The Howard Hughes Corporation's soon-to-come transformation of the district will yield over 400,000 square feet of retail space and include Pier 17, which will feature a rooftop venue with a restaurant, concert space, and outdoor bars. The South Street Seaport Museum, located in one of the oldest warehouses in New York City, is a must. Combine your love of architecture and shopping and visit the Westfield World Trade Center's shops and Santiago Calatrava's steel-ribbed Oculus structure that soars over the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Visit the National Museum of the American Indian located in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. Enjoy panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey from the 100th floor of the Freedom Tower at One World Observatory. SEE RESOURCES

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SNAPSHOTS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; The Infinity of Nations exhibition; The South Street Seaport Museum offers tours of historic buildings and ships—the district traces its roots back to the 17th century, when it was a vital trade center for the Dutch West India Company; The cemetery at Trinity Church. RIGHT: The Beekman Hotel, in one of the city’s oldest skyscrapers—lovingly and luxuriously designed by Martin Brudnizki—is home to chef Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells, offering seasonal tasting menus curated by the celebrity chef.

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form the northern border. It is one of the most accessible neighborhoods in New York City: the Fulton Street station holds the 2, 3, 4, R, J, Z, A, and C lines, and other routes include the N, R, and W trains to Rector Street as well as the 2 and 3 trains to Wall Street. The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, completed in 2016, will ultimately connect to 11 different subway lines, the PATH rail system, and the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. The East River Ferry connects Long Island City, and various points in Brooklyn to Pier 11/Wall Street.


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BELLA BAGNO ITALIAN GLASS MOSAIC POWERHOUSE BISAZZA IS MAKING A SPLASH WITH AN ULTRA-CHIC COLLECTION OF FURNITURE FOR THE BATH

ELEGANT SIMPLICITY CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: A sophisticated bathroom outfitted in the Bagno collection, including the Daffodil tub, Crocus console, Bergamot washbasin, Dandelion mirror, and Hyacinth cabinet; Striking gold ceramic Azalea washbasin with magnifying mirror; Ceramic Anemone washbasin finished with dramatic black lacquer and CE lamp.

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“THE WORD THAT defines our quintessential style is ‘decoration,’” says Rossella Bisazza, communications director for her family’s eponymous luxury design house. “From the most minimalistic to the most opulent.” Bisazza Bagno, a new division of the company dedicated to the design of luxury bathroom collections certainly delivers the rich, high-end style that characterizes the brand. “The bathroom is a natural extension of our core business,” says Bisazza. Bagno is comprised of three distinct series, each produced by a visionary contemporary designer. Jaime Hayon and Marcel Wanders debuted their collections in 2011 and the third line by Nendo launched in 2012. “We all have a passion for decoration, glamour, and long-lasting quality,” notes Bisazza. "It was a natural step to collaborate for the bathroom collection." Hayon’s designs recall the high Hollywood glamour of the 1930s with soft, rounded shapes and sleek, shiny finishing. “It’s organic and feminine, as opposed to the squared and rigid shapes that we often find in bathroom spaces,” says Bisazza. “The Wanders collection reflects the style of the Dutch designer: a bit of neo-Baroque style combined with rationality and a touch of humor,” notes Bisazza. The black and white lacquered consoles and mirrors add a dash of drama. And Nendo’s interpretation incorporates natural elements, including larch wood. The warm golden hue inspires a serene and meditative quality. “We wanted the bathroom to become an area you can show, a place you can keep open.” SEE RESOURCES

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CULINARY ARTS LEFT: The kitchen is ringed in Caesarstone counters and outfitted with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele ovens and dishwasher, Gaggenau range, and a U-Line undercounter wine fridge, all from Gringer & Sons. Vintage barstools were repurposed from their former home, but upholstered in a mustard yellow, a favorite color of the wife’s. Under pendants from Niche Modern sits a Trice dining table from Holly Hunt surrounded by suedeupholstered vintage Kagan chairs from Ralph Pucci.

IT'S COMMON THESE days for empty nesters to return to urban centers after the kids have left home. But the couple that owns this apartment had no choice but to do this in their early forties after their son was accepted to a private Manhattan school. With a daughter also to consider and a third child on the way, they sold their Brooklyn Heights home and purchased two apartments on Riverside Drive, then tasked their designer, Michele Bitter, with combining them to make their re-entry into city life smooth. “They wanted it as open as possible and for each child to have their own room,” recalls Bitter. The Hudson River-facing side of the resulting 2,500-square-foot L-shaped space lent itself to a loft-like room with a kitchen at one end followed by dining, living and family room areas. Bitter sheathed walls in pale gray, “a neutral palette without being austere,” she notes, “that could be a CONTINUED backdrop for the art.”

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COZY CORNERS OPPOSITE: The breakfast nook exudes hip comfort with a Saarinen-style table from LexMod and chairs from DWR. Overhead hangs a vintage Murano fixture. RIGHT: A master bedroom vignette includes a vintage chair in Robert Allen velvet and Debra Folz’s side table (ABC Carpet & Home) set against silk Donghia drapes. BELOW LEFT: A Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams bed upholstered in custom linens from Casa Del Bianco, Bungalow 5 side table, and Phillip Jeffries suede walls. BELOW RIGHT: The girl’s room, wrapped in another Jeffries wallcovering and a Designer’s Guild paper on the ceiling, features a Stark carpet.

“We created design elements where structural columns were immovable,” remembers Bitter, who used one steel support, now encased in a square white column, to define the boundary of the kitchen, and hid others in a two-sided polished travertine fireplace that now separates living and family rooms. Private quarters fill the other “L” section. These include the serene, suede-enveloped master suite (“They both work and are incredibly busy,” says Bitter, “so they needed a tranquil retreat.”), succeeded by the older children’s bedrooms, which share a bath, and a fourth bedroom. A fairly elaborate mosaic floor in the children’s bath “might seem fancy for kids,” admits Bitter. “But this is also the guest bathroom when they entertain. The periwinkle glass tile derives from a combination of the girl’s room’s lilac palette and the boy’s blue room. It’s masculine and feminine, so it works for both.” The black-and-white master bath, by contrast, evokes “an old Park Avenue, very traditional feel,” with its hexagonal tile mosaic floor and subway CONTINUED

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ALL WASHED UP ABOVE, LEFT TO RIGHT: In the master bath, subway tile, a Studium mosaic, a custom oil-rubbed bronze vanity, and Waterworks nickel faucets impart a 1920s New York feel that designer Michele Bitter contemporized with Polaris sconces from Arteriors. Another Studium mosaic adds sophistication to the blue-glass-tiled kids’ bath, which also features a Duravit double sink, Circa Lighting sconces, and another custom vanity. The laundry room-mudroom features a cheery Smeg refrigerator and Miele washer and dryer.

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wall tile, “but details like modern lighting make it more contemporary,” she explains. There is also a laundry-mudroom outfitted with a bright green Smeg refrigerator that holds special items for the son, who has various allergies. The kitchen houses the communal refrigerator, which disappears into custom-designed cabinetry in highgloss white, their starkness mitigated by gray-washed wide-plank wood floors. Organic textures like the floor—and grasscloth, supple fabrics, silky rugs—“have a nice hand to them,” says Bitter, “making everything feel warm and comforting.” SEE RESOURCES

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A MANHATTAN COUPLE TEAMS UP WITH AN ARCHITECT AND A DESIGNER TO TRANSFORM A ‘60S ERA APARTMENT INTO A FRESH YET TIMELESS HOME INTERIOR DESIG N GIDEON ME NDE L SON ARCHITEC TU RE GORDON K AHN TE X T ARLE NE HIRST PHOTOG R APHY E RIC PIASECKI

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MIDCENTURY MINDSET Jemma Lewis’s marbleized wallpaper surrounds a Blackman Cruz fixture in the library. In the living room, a coffee table by Nada Debs sits in front of the Mendelson-designed sofa. Darren Almond’s photograph is above. Gross finally got a dreamed-of piano. Prints by Robert Mangold line the wall behind it.

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LIFE IN A rental on Central Park West didn’t suit Brad Gross and Stephanie Phillips, his wife. “You don’t get to make it your own with rentals,” says Gross. The couple bought a classic six-room apartment in a West End Avenue prewar, and threw themselves into the task of reinventing the 1960s-era unit, which was in desperate need of a facelift. Besides dealing with the basics— it required new windows and floors and an upgraded electrical system— Gross and Phillips wanted to enlarge the master bath, the kitchen, and make better use of the existing formal dining room. CONTINUED

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“It’s multi-functional— almost like a house.” FORM AND FUNCTION Custom cabinets by Kahn cover the walls, supplying the expansive storage that Phillips requested; a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf range add a professional note. Countertops are bleached and stained mahogany; newly installed quarter-sawn oak floors have been stained and polished.

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They went to the department of buildings website to find an architect who had done previous work at the address and discovered Gordon Kahn, who had had years of experience both at their new home and the surrounding neighborhood. He addressed their concerns about the dining room by simply eliminating it, and he was then able to enlarge the living room. He created a large, wellplanned kitchen with three distinct areas for cooking, eating, and working, and also added a butler’s pantry. The inviting plan opened up the space and made it more accessible for entertaining, something the couple does frequently. CONTINUED

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Gross and Phillips went back to the internet to find an interior designer and Gideon Mendelson proved to be a perfect match. They worked so well together that they have since become fast friends. Mendelson responded to the couple’s desire to have something elegant and formal but not too precious. “It has a midcentury vibe, but it’s not retro,” he says of his work. Blue became the dominant color in his design CONTINUED

FAMILY TIME ABOVE: The five-year old son’s room carries out the blue color theme. Mendelson designed all the cabinetry. The ceiling fixture is from Rejuvenation. The walls in the master bedroom are covered with Cowtan & Tout wallpaper. The bed and nightstand were designed by Mendelson. A Vaughan sconce supplies light. OPPOSITE: A Greg Girard photograph sits above the kitchen breakfast nook. Classic Eames chairs face the custom white marble dining table; a fixture from RH lights the space.

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scheme, ranging from a soft hue in the living room to a dramatic, almost electric shade in the library. He designed most of the furniture in the apartment, communicating with Gross and Phillips at every step. “He was a tastemaker for us,” says Gross. “We learned what’s special and what’s not so special.” After eight months of living there, he says, “it’s still not old.” SEE RESOURCES

COOL PALETTE OPPOSITE: In the foyer, two Gerhard Richter prints hang above a vintage American of Martinsville credenza. ABOVE: A Gilbert Rohde mirror is installed over a bench from CF Modern. The kitchen workspace desk is a custom design by Kahn as is the vanity in the enlarged master bathroom.

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SLEIGHT OF HAND To impart the appearance of an entry foyer and instill a sense of arrival, interior designer Glenn Gissler created a dining area in the living area's slight alcove. A custom banquette upholstered in Great Outdoors fabric from Holly Hunt, Neptune armchairs from Artistic Frame upholstered in a textural orange fabric from Baker, and a table base from Julian Chichester enhanced with a custom walnut table top from Nutech Interiors form a beautiful tableau. A modern pendant light by Pallucco, a Fornasetti Vitruvian Perpetual Face Sculpture, and geometric gouache prints by Doug Hoist add the finishing touches.

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WHEN GLENN GISSLER was asked to design a young banker’s starter apartment in Union Square, he delivered the diametric opposite of a black-leather-couch-laden bachelor pad. “I am interested in how my clients want to live in the next five years,” says Gissler. “The idea here was to present a sophisticated space that did not exude a prepackaged feel.” That foresight turned out to be fortuitous, as the two-bedroom apartment smoothly transitioned into a home for newlyweds and a baby. Gissler, who is trained as an architect, first tackled the layout. “A lot of work we do involves what we term ‘architectural corrections,’” says the designer. Since the original floorplan failed to yield a smooth delineation of space, and in fact, just opened into one large living space with all the private spaces to the right of the entrance, a distinction was needed. To solve the problem, Gissler placed

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THE ART OF THE MIX OPPOSITE: In the living room, a custom, nine-and-a-half-foot-long sofa and a lengthy coffee table take center stage over a broadloom area rug Gissler had bound to create more visual definition. Patterned custom ottomans provide more casual seating while a sculptural Bokuro chair adds character. To take advantage of the Union Square views, the designer added lightweight but not-quitesheer curtains. An antique olive urn from Morocco adds an artful touch. THIS PAGE, BELOW: A modernist Italian recliner from Mondo Modern provides the perfect perch in which to view the set of 10 vintage Rorschach Inkblot Plates that continue on into the kitchen. "They stand out from the distance as graphic elements," says Gissler. "But they also provide an entry point to understanding contemporary art."

a freestanding wall between the kitchen and the living room—separating what was once united while keeping a walkway open on both sides for ease of use. The new living configuration also allowed for a television to grace the wall—now facing a custom, nine-and-a-half-foot-long sofa for relaxation or entertaining. A patterned area rug under a steel-and-limestone coffee table marks the space, while a sculptural Bokuro chair from Tucker Robbins adds an eleCONTINUED ment of interest.

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In the kitchen, Gissler kept it cool. He added an area rug and kept the palette of the cabinets a shade complementary to the Kingsport Grey-painted feature wall that flows into the living area. A set of ten evocative c. 1940 Rorschach Inkblot Plates connect the two rooms. To combat the distance between the public and private rooms while also extending the views within and out into the city, Gissler applied the technique of forced perspective. Past one end of the 20-foot-long hallway, an antique Moroccan olive urn sits atop a custom stand, while at the other, a well-placed plant sits in front of the master bedroom window. A running photo ledge and an orange rug enhance the earthy theme and establish continuity. The master bedroom is in keeping with the rest of the home, reflecting a well thought-out and curated mix of old and new in warm tones. An antique wood trunk from India, a lithograph by Bryan Hunt, and a patterned rug from Crate and Barrel play well with a swing arm lamp from Pottery Barn and Euro shams from West Elm. The room exudes a worldly, eclectic appeal, though, as Gissler says, “In the wrong hands, eclectic is permission to make a big mess.� In this case, Gissler's hands are perfect. For a designer whose ultimate goal is to always exceed expectations, his style is on point. SEE RESOURCES

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DESIGN CONTINUUM OPPOSITE: A feature wall in Kingsport Grey from Benjamin Moore connects the kitchen to the living room. THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The master bedroom reflects a worldly view—an antique wood and metal emobossed trunk from India and a Midtown console from Room & Board adorned with an African sculpture create some serious eye candy. Surrounding it, a lithograph by Bryan Hunt, paisley Euro shams, a rattan stool by Franco Albini, and a tribal geometric patterned rug from Crate & Barrel reflect a masterly hand. A custom metal task lamp provides illumination.

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PURPLE RAIN “To really appreciate the neutrals in such a large apartment, it has to be offset with at least some discerning punches of color,” says designer Keith Lichtman of this grayand-white SoHo loft that features hints of purples and varied textures, such as the mohair Ligne Roset sofa, a Safavieh shag area rug, and Swan chairs from Design Within Reach recovered in a nubby bouclé from Romo. OPPOSITE: The client didn’t like frames so all the art is behind clear acrylic, which was also used in select pieces of accent furniture, such as hallway seating and an umbrella stand.

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GRAY MATTER INTERIOR DESIGNER KEITH LICHTMAN OF KL INTERIORS MADE A NEUTRAL PALETTE POP WITH A MODERN MIX OF TEXTURES AND PATTERNS INTERIOR DESIG N KEITH LICHTMAN

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IT'S RARE THAT an interior designer gets a “blank canvas” when taking on a new project but that’s exactly what happened when KL Interiors’ Keith Lichtman was hired to reimagine a four-bedroom, four-bath, 3,200-square-foot loft in SoHo. His client, a single mother of two, was looking for restful and quiet neutrals. “She wanted it very modern, but comfortable, and yet intentionally somewhat spare and uncluttered,” says Lichtman. “The whole idea was really your classic urban chic environment.” The first challenge was the open living area, which encompassed the kitchen, a double living room and dining space. “The gray-and-white kitchen palette and the sleekness of the architecture really set the stage for the entire 1,200-square-foot room and then ultimately the rest of the apartment,” says Lichtman. CONTINUED

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SHINE ON “What I love about the floors," says Lichtman, "is that the light bouncing off them creates these fascinating shadows, and pattern and movement throughout the entire home. It adds an allure beyond the permanent design elements.” Eurostyle barstools surround a massive kitchen island beneath a sculptural light fixture from Eurofase.

“And because the kitchen is open to everything, the most important thing for me was the balance, and the connection from each of the four quadrants had to work.” Starting in the kitchen, Lichtman installed a marble backsplash and island countertop. Exposed brick walls were painted white to seamlessly blend with white lacquer upper cabinets, while a glass bubble Eurofase chandelier was installed to add visual interest. Says the designer, “The kitchen really was the launching point for the entire apartment.” To keep the home’s “cross talk” cohesive, polished gray concrete floors run throughout. In the dining area, textures, such as vinyl-covered Crate & Barrel chairs and a crinkled pearlized lacquered wallpaper by Innovations, give dimension to the monochromatic space. The amorphous CONTINUED

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black Dainolite Zulu pendant light is an “exclamation point” that plays into the black-and-white zebra chaise in the adjoining sitting area. “Every space really is tactile,” says Lichtman. “Not even just visually, you can actually touch and feel all the different things going on.” In contrast, the master bathroom features the only non-white walls; instead, porcelain tiles meant to mimic slate cover the space from floor to ceiling. “It really punctuates that sculptural, bright white, freestanding tub, which to me serves as a fine piece of furniture,” says the designer. He offset the tub from ADM CONTINUED

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MOD SQUAD OPPOSITE: Barcelona chairs covered in faux leather by Innovations and a shag Safavieh rug make for a plush seating area. BELOW: The den-office is one of the few interior rooms so Lichtman installed panels of white glass (right) and floor-to-ceiling white lacquer closets to bring lightness. Color was added on a different plane, namely a “blurple” cowhide rug. THIS PAGE: The “space age” dining area includes gray vinyl covered Crate & Barrel chairs, a crinkled lacquer wallpaper by Innovations, and a wavy black Zulu light fixture from Dainolite.

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Bathroom Design with a graphic work of art, which was customized to fit the space. “The visual alone makes the room exciting.” Throughout the home, pops of purple— ranging in shades from rich plum, in the mohair Ligne Roset sectional, to lavender and even “blurple” on a cowhide rug—punctuate the color scheme while massive columns in distressed wood speak to a secondary “natural” storyline. To complement the pillars, Lichtman had a woodworker in Illinois make a live-edge coffee table with Lucite legs that appears to “float” in the cozy living room. Nearly all the artwork speaks to nature either in shape or subject, including a black-and-white wave photograph taken by the client’s son. Says Lichtman, “I love that contrast because the space itself has a very urban vibe to it and this adds a different quality.” SEE RESOURCES

GRAPHIC ART OPPOSITE: New York’s Art Addiction customized a small graffiti work Lichtman found to fit the space over the bath. THIS PAGE: Three gallery-like hallways, each turning at a 90-degree angle, provide a “big reveal” into the 1,200-square-foot main living area. The master bedroom has a “mod luxe” vibe, conveyed through a poppy Makela Mono by Romo wallcovering, patchwork leather cowhide rug from ABC Carpet & Home, and Mongolian lambswool pillow from West Elm. Here, Lichtman branched out into lilacs and lavenders to give the room some romance.

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ARTFUL LIVING A round, brass-and-glass coffee table from Bernhardt echoes the custom designed Jarvisstudio rug. Sculptural table lamps from Porta Romana sit on vintage midcentury end tables by Michael Taylor. Over the sofa, a painting by Marcel Mouly adds graphic interest and pops of color, while a bronze sculpture by Stephen De Staebler fills the corner. The custom plaster wall finish by David Gardiner from Field Decorative Finishes envelops the room in subtle glamour.

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LIGHTNESS OF BEING A BICOASTAL COUPLE TAPS JARVIS WONG TO DESIGN A MANHATTAN NEST USING THEIR ART COLLECTION AS A STARTING POINT

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FACED WITH AN empty nest in a family-sized apartment on the Upper East Side, this San Francisco/New York couple decided the only sensible thing to do was to downsize to a more manageable flat in Chelsea. They brought designer Jarvis Wong into the conversation. “This project really started with the art,” says Wong. The couple had an extensive collection, and wanted Wong to work some very important pieces into the design aesthetic. “We spent weeks going through the collection, understanding why certain pieces were important to them.” In the open plan living and dining areas, two very important paintings helped inform the designer’s choices. He picked up some of the olive greens from a Robert Rauschenberg in the dining area, and some yellows and golds from a painting by Marcel Mouly, hanging over the living room sofa. “The homeowners are very relaxed people so we wanted to give the apartment a relaxed elegance.” Wong added subtle shimmer to the walls, and chose finishes and textures that added layers of discovery. A round coffee table from Bernhardt appears to be bronze with brown glass, but upon closer inspection a subtle CONTINUED

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HOME SLICE LEFT: The kitchen, by Smallbone, is a study in contrast, with deep chocolate cabinetry and bright white countertops. OPPOSITE: In the dining room, a Jarvisstudio custom table is surrounded by vintage Milo Baughman chairs, upholstered in Moore & Giles leather. An Apparatus Triad 9 chandelier sheds light on the subject, and a work by Robert Rauschenberg brings it all together.

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PERSONAL SPACES OPPOSITE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The master bedroom is midcentury elegant with pale blue accents; Lime green perks up the guest bedroom; Mosaic floors and polished nickel accents add a spa touch to the bath; Portraits of the daughters hang over a sexy Lucite bench from Jonathan Adler. THIS PAGE: In the entry hall, a nickel-accented wall mirror hangs over a sideboard from the couple’s collection, and vintage Paul McCobb stools; A gallery wall in the kitchen holds works in mixed media.

olive green is revealed. Wong’s background in fashion comes to light in his work. “Fashion adds to design. You can find little nuances in color, and if you approach it with a sense of humor, you can add more richness and subtlety.” Wong worked with the artistic palette in each room, while simultaneously ensuring the rooms had a narrative that flowed from the entry through the bedrooms. In the kitchen he created a gallery wall at one end, incorporating mixedmedia pieces from the collection. Dramatic dark walls set off a bright white island and countertops. In the long hallway leading to a guest bedroom, the designer placed black-and-white photography of the couple’s daughters over a Lucite and brass bench from Jonathan Adler, which seems to levitate in the hallway. Upholstered in pale green, it picks up the bright spring color from a painting hanging in the adjacent bedroom. Accent pillows in leaf green continue the story, offset against a chocolate rug. “Green has a brightness that wakes you up,” says Wong, and “I liked the lighthearted playfulness of the Lucite bench.” In the master bedroom, the warm beige and brown is accented by pale blue, and a vintage Gaetano Sciolari chandelier adds a touch of Hollywood glam. Custom cabinetry throughout adds storage and elegance in pale ceruse finishes. “The pale cabinetry adds to the relaxed feel of the space,” says Wong. “I like to mix textures, finishes, and colors. Just as in fashion, it takes the look to the next level.” SEE RESOURCES

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u-line.com. Cooktop from Gaggenau, gaggenau.com.

Window treatments by Design Upholstery.

Poise sink from Kohler, kohler.com. Square knob from

Drapery fabric from Rogers & Goffigon (T),

Atlas Homewares, atlashomewares.com. Dining room:

979 Third Ave., Suite 1718, NYC 10022; 212.888.3242;

Light fixture from Niche Modern, nichemodern.com.

rogersandgoffigon.com. Light fixture from Holly

Trice dining table from Holly Hunt (T), hollyhunt.com.

Hunt (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 503/605, NYC 10022;

Kagan dining chairs from Ralph Pucci International,

212.755.6555; hollyhunt.com. Sconces from Flessas

ralphpucci.com. Art (not seen) by Angel Otero,

Designs, flessasdesign.com. Caved Kagan sofa from

angelotero.com. (pages 60–61) Kitchen breakfast

Ralph Pucci International, 44 W. 18th St.,

area: Saarinen side chairs from Design Within Reach,

NYC 10011; 212.633.0452; ralphpucci.net. Sofa

dwr.com. Dining table from LexMod, lexmod.com.

fabric from Donghia (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 700,

Vintage light fixture and barstools. Master bedroom

NYC 10022; 212.935.3713; donghia.com. Adrian

vignette: Debra Folz side table from ABC Carpet &

Pearsall vintage coffeetable from ReMOD Gallery,

Home, abchome.com. Vintage chair upholstered in

STATEMENTS (Pages 26–32): Poggenpohl,

remodgallery.com. Gio Ponti side tables from

fabric from Robert Allen (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite

poggenpohl.com. Elizabeth Lyons, lyonsglass.com.

Reform Gallery, reform-modern.com. Club chair

305, NYC 10022; 212.421.1200; robertallendesign.com.

Anna New York, shophorne.com. Haute Déco,

reupholstered in fabric from Donghia (T),

Drapes in fabric from Donghia (T), donghia.com. Bed

hautedeco.com. Stone Forest, stoneforest.com.

donghia.com. Yellow Lens side table from Holly

from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, 210 Lafayette St.,

Silestone, silestoneusa.com. SieMatic, siematic.com.

Hunt (T), hollyhunt.com. Art by Juan Genoves,

NYC 10012; 212.431.2575; mgbwhome.com. Sconce

Romy Northover, designbyno.com. Liebherr,

juangenoves.com. Family room: Area rug from Fort

from Holly Hunt (T), hollyhunt.com. Linens from

liebherr.com. ABC Worldwide Stone,

Street Studio, 22 W. 19th St., Suite 5N, NYC 10011;

Casa Del Bianco, casadelbianco.com. Side table from

abcworldwidestone.com. Ronbow, ronbow.com.

212.925.5383; fortstreetstudio.com. Sectional sofa by

Bungalow 5, bungalow5.com. Suede wallpaper from

Clé Tile, cletile.com. California Faucets,

Ralph Lauren at ABC Carpet & Home, abchome.com.

Phillip Jeffries at Holly Hunt (T), hollyhunt.com.

californiafaucets.com. Verona Appliances,

Fabric on sofa from Donghia (T), donghia.com. Papa

Girl's room: Phillip Jeffries at Holly Hunt (T),

veronaappliances.com. Scavolini, scavolini.us. Royal

Bear chair and ottoman from Modernica,

hollyhunt.com. Wallpaper on the ceiling from

Copenhagen, royalcopenhagen.com. Ralph Lauren

modernica.net. Art by Carrie Moyer, carriemoyer.com.

Designers Guild at Osborne & Little (T),

Home, ralphlaurenhome.com. Gien, fxdougherty.com.

Side table from DwellStudio, dwellstudio.com.

979 Third Ave., Suite 520, NYC 10022; 212.751.3333;

THG, thgusa.com. Snaidero, snaidero-usa.com. Big

(pages 58–59): Kitchen: Roman shades by

osborneandlittle.com. Carpet from Stark (T),

Chill, bigchill.com. Falper, falper.it. Bisazza,

Design Upholstery. Banquette and cabinets

979 Third Ave., NYC 10022; starkcarpet.com. (pages

bisazza.com. Stone Designs, tileofspainusa.com.

were a custom Michele Bitter design, by Design

62–63): Master bathroom: Sink from Kohler,

Pfister, pfister.com. Still House, stillhousenyc.com.

Upholstery. Hardware from Elegance in Hardware,

kohler.com. Astoria faucet from Waterworks,

Watermark Designs, watermark-designs.com.

eleganceinhardware.com. Appliances from Gringer

waterworks.com. Medicine cabinets from Robern,

Hastings Tile & Bath, hastingstilebath.com. Brizo,

& Sons, gringerandsons.com. Refrigerator from

robern.com. Mosaic from Studium (T), 150 E. 58th

brizo.com. Samuel Heath, samuel-heath.com.

Sub-Zero, subzero-wolf.com. Oven and dishwasher

St., 7th Fl., NYC 10155; 212.486.1811; studiumnyc.com.

from Miele, mieleusa.com. Wine storage from U-Line,

Sconces from Ateriors (T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite

SHOWROOM STYLE (Page 40–42): Arclinea,

608, NYC 10016; 646.797.3620; arteriorshome.com.

21 E. 26th St., NYC 10010; 212.447.4000; arclinea.com.

Kids bath: Sink from Duravit, duravit.com. Mosaic by Studium (T), studiumnyc.com. Sconces from Circa

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Lighting, circalighting.com. Mudroom: Vintage fridge

Exchange, nyse.com. 50 West Street, 50westnyc.com.

from Smeg, smegusa.com.

70 Pine Street, 70pine.com. Jeffrey Beers International, 156 Fifth Ave., Penthouse II, NYC

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10010; 212.352.2020; jeffreybeers.com. Adrienne's

Gideon Mendelson of Mendelson Group,

Pizza Bar, 54 Stone St., NYC 10004; 212.248.3838;

969 Third Ave., Suite 3B, NYC 10022; 212.371.1901;

adriennespizzabarnyc.com. Da Claudio, 21 Ann St.,

mendelsongroupinc.com. Architecture: Gordan

NYC 10038; 212.285.2668; daclaudionyc.com. The

Kahn of Gordan Kahn & Associates, 250 W. 57th St.,

Dead Rabbit, 30 Water St., NYC 10004; 646.422.7906;

Suite 2017, NYC 10107; 212.957.7779; gkassociates.

deadrabbitnyc.com. Luke's Lobster, 26 S. William St.,

com. (pages 64–65) Dining nook: Expandable

NYC 10004; 212.747.1700; lukeslobster.com. Fraunces

table and chairs are custom by Gideon Mendelson,

Tavern, 54 Pearl St., NYC 10004; 212.425.1778;

mendelsongroupinc.com. Chandelier from Gaspare

frauncestavern.com. Barbalu, 225-227 Front St., NYC

Asaro, gaspareasaro.com. Custom Klismos dining

10038; 646.918.6565; barbalu.com. Suteishi,

chairs fabricated by Dune (T), dune-ny.com.

24 Peck Slip, NYC 10038; 212.766.2344; suteishi.com.

Banquette seat and back cushions fabricated by

Delmonico's, 56 Beaver St., NYC 10004; 212.509.1144;

Mark David Interiors, markdavidinteriors.com.

delmonicosrestaurant.com. The Capital Grille,

Banquette banding in leather from Garrett Leather

120 Broadway, NYC 10271; 212.374.1811;

(T), garrettleather.com. Photograph by Matthew

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123 Nassau St., NYC 10038; 212.233.2300;

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by Pallucco from surrounding.com. Vitruvian Perpetual

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Face Sculpture by Fornasetti. Geometric Gouache

gkassociates.com. Refrigerator

prints by Doug Hoist. Toss pillows upholstered in

from Sub-Zero,

fabric from Pollack (T) (pollackassociates.com),

subzero-wolf.com. Range from

and John Rosselli Associates (T), johnrosselli.com.

Wolf, subzero-wolf.com.

Upholstery by Genesis Upholstery,

Paint from Benjamin Moore,

genesisupholstery.com. Paint is bone white by

benjaminmoore.com. Shades

Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com. Planter from

and banquette seat

Paradise Plant, paradiseplantsny.com.

cushions fabricated by Mark David Interiors, markdavidinteriors.com. Roman shades in fabric from Rogers & Goffigon (T), rogersandgoffigon.com. (pages 70–71) Eames chairs from Design Within Reach, dwr.com. Rectangular

Farrow & Ball, farrowandball.com. Ceiling, trim casing,

shade pendant from Restoration Hardware,

crown, and base in Simply White from Benjamin

restorationhardware.com. Banquette seat cushions

Moore, benjaminmoore.com. Drapery panels and two

in fabric from Hines (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 1010,

unlined Roman shades fabricated and installed by Mark

NYC 10022; 212.754.5880; hinescompany.com.

David Interiors, 149 W. 36th St., 3rd Fl., NYC 10018;

Photograph by Greg Girard, greggirard.com. Son's

markdavidinteriors.com. Fabric from drapery panels

room: Cabinetry by Mendelson. Ceiling fixture from

from Osborne & Little (T), osborneandlittle.com.

Rejuvenation, rejuvenation.com. Master bedroom:

Fabric from Roman shades in living and dining rooms

Walls covered in wallpaper from Cowtan & Tout (T),

from Kravet (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 324, NYC 10022;

979 Third Ave., Suite 1022; NYC 10022; 212.753.4488;

212.421.6363; kravet.com. Custom sofa by Mendelson

cowtan.com. Bed and nightstand designed by

manufactored by Dune (T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite

Mendelson. Drapes in fabric from Holland &

100, NYC 10016; 212.925.6171; dune-ny.com.

Sherry (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 1402, NYC 10022;

Sofa and larger pillow in fabric from Donghia (T),

212.355.6241; hollandandsherry.com. Headboard is

donghia.com. Fabric on 20" throw pillow from Zimmer

custom by Mendelson and manufactured by Dune.

+ Rohde (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 932, NYC 10022;

Fabric on headboard from Rogers & Goffigon (T),

212.758.7925; zimmer-rohde.com. Custom Del Court

rogersandgoffigon.com. Bedside tables designed by

cocktail table in front of sectional from Modern Living

Mendelson and manufactured by Attinello Furniture

Supplies, modernlivingsupplies.com. Bamboo and

& Cabinetmakers, LLC, attinellofurniture.com.

brass magazine rack from Irwin Feld Design (T),

Pulls for nightstands from Elegance in Hardware,

(pages 76–77) Gissler-designed custom sofa fabricated

irwinfelddesign.com. Artwork over mantel by Herman

eleganceinhardware.com. Sconces from

by Furniture Masters Inc., furnituremastersinc.com.

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Vaughan Designs (T), vaughandesigns.com.

Custom coffee table with limestone table top from

from Jemma Lewis Marbling, jemmamarbling.com.

(pages 72–73) Foyer: Prints by Gerhard Richter,

Stone Source fabricated by Eric Cuper of Cuper

Fixture from Blackman Cruz, blackmancruz.com.

gerhard-richter.com. Wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries

Studios, cuperstudiosllc.com. Toss pillows and multi-

Trim, casing, crown, base, and millwork in Van Deusen

at Holly Hunt (T), hollyhunt.com. Area rug from

colored ottomans fabricated by Genesis Upholstery,

Blue (gloss on millwork) from Benjamin Moore,

Stark (T), starkcarpet.com. Vintage credenza from

genesisupholstery.com. Ottomans in fabric from

benjaminmoore.com. Living room: Coffee table by

StyleLUX Gallery. Bench and Gilbert Rohde mirror

Dedar (T), dedar.com. Pillows in fabric from David

Nada Debs, nadadebs.com. Photograph above is by

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Sutherland (T) (davidsutherlandshowroom.com),

Darren Almond. Mendelson-designed club chairs

NYC 10016; 212.683.3600; cfmodern.com. Custom

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fabricated by Dune (T), dune-ny.com. Fabric on

workspace desk and enlarged master bathroom by

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Gordan Kahn, gkassociates.com.

area rug from Aronson's, aronsonsfloors.com. Modernist recliner from Mondo Modern. Recliner in

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Dune (T), dune-ny.com. Hair on hide for ottoman from

Gissler of Glenn Gissler Design, 1123 Broadway, Suite

wallpaper print roller lamp. Custom curtain panels in

Edelman (T), 979 Third Ave., Suite 207, NYC 10022;

1100, NYC 10010; 212.228.9880; gissler.com. (pages

fabric from Bergamo (T) by Boaz Sharoni Design,

212.751.3339; edelmanleather.com. Custom end tables

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Jacques Carcanagues. Stand for urn by Nutech

Attinello Furniture & Cabinetmakers, LLC,

Masters Inc., furnituremastersinc.com. Banquette

Interiors, 718.786.1212. Feature wall in Kingsport Grey,

attinellofurniture.com. Uplights from Modulightor,

upholstered in fabric from Great Outdoors at Holly

living room in Bone White from Benjamin Moore. Set

modulightor.com. Lamp on piano from Circa Lighting,

Hunt (T), hollyhunt.com. Neptune armchairs from

of 10 framed Rorschach Inkblot Plates. (pages 78–79)

circalighting.com. Artwork by Robert Mangold.

Artistic Frame, artisticframe.com. Banquette in

Kitchen cabinets by Mia Cucina, miacucina.com.

fabric from Baker (T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite

Midtown console from Room & Board,

300, NYC 10016; 212.779.8810; bakerfurniture.com.

roomandboard.com. Swing arm plam from Pottery

Table base from Julian Chichester

Barn, potterybarn.com. Custom metal lamp by Daniel

(T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite

Berglund, danielberglundlighting.com. Rug from

604, NYC 10016; 646.293.6622;

Crate & Barrel, crateandbarrel.com. Ikat paisley

julianchichester.com. Walnut

Euro shams from West Elm, westelm.com. Antique

tabletop from Nutech Interiors,

teak wood and metal embossed trunk from Jacques

718.786.1212. Modern pendant light

Carcanagues. Ceramic planter from Planter Resource, planterresource.com. African sculpture. Lithograph by Bryan Hunt, bryanhunt.com. Rattan stool by Franco Albini. Chunky linen basket-weave coverlet from Williams Sonoma, williams-sonoma.com. Walls in Crown Point Sand from Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com. Hallway: Ceiling lights from Lightology, lightology.com. Low Thebes stool from Jayson Home and Garden, jaysonhome.com. Custom runner from Aronson's, aronsonsfloors.com. Walls in Crown Point Sand from Benjamin Moore, CONTINUED benjaminmoore.com. Vignette:

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chairs from Amy Zook Antiques upholstered in fabric from Holly Hunt (T). Drapery in fabric from Coraggio, coraggio.com. (pages 90–91) Custom-designed dining table by JARVISSTUDIO, jarvisstudio.com. Vintage Milo Baughman dining chairs from RED upholstred in leather from Moore & Giles, mooreandgiles.com. Triad 9 chandelier by Apparatus, apparatusstudio.com. Custom millwork by JARVISSTUDIO, jarvisstudio.com. Custom plaster wall finish by David Gardiner from Field Decorative Finishes. Artwork by Robert Rauschenberg. Kitchen: Gretchen pendant from Arteriors (T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite 608, NYC 10016; 646.797.3620; arteriorshome.com. Wallpaper from Innovations (T), innovationsusa.com. Kitchen by Smallbone, smallbone.co.uk. (pages 92–93) Entry: Abstract nickel wall mirror from Flair Home

Bokuro chair made from salvaged floorboards of

Bedroom: Upholstered bed from Desiron (T),

Collection, 88 Grand St., NYC 10013; 212.274.1750;

homes in the tribal areas of the Northern Philippines

200 Lexington Ave., Suite 702, NYC 10016;

flairhomecollection.com. Vintage brass x-base stools

from Tucker Robbins (T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite

212.353.2600; desiron.com. Table lamps from

by Paul McCobb from Solo Modern upholstered in

504, NYC 10016; 212.355.3383; tuckerrobbins.com.

Donghia (T), donghia.com. Lampshades were from

fabric from Donghia (T), donghia.com. Wallpaper from

Counter Poise task floor lamp by Restoration & Design

Oriental Lamp Shade, orientallampshade.com.

Phillip Jeffries (T), phillipjeffries.com.

Studio, restorationdesignstudio.com. Swan chairs from

Makela Mono wallpaper by Romo (T), romo.com.

Kitchen vignette: Wallpaper from Innovations

Design Within Reach, dwr.com. Chairs in fabric from

Ion chandelier by Fredrick Ramond,

(T), innovationsusa.com. Artwork by Peter Clark,

Romo (T), romo.com.

fredrickramond.com. Cowhide area rug from ABC

peterclarkcollage.com; Katherine Taylor; Frederick

Carpet & Home, abchome.com. Roman window

J. Lynch; Paul Chojnowski, paulchojnowski.com;

GRAY MATTER (Pages 80–87): Interior design: Keith

shade in fabric from Romo (T) and trim from Houles,

Nancy Switzer, nancyswitzer.com. Master bedroom:

Lichtman of KL Interiors, 250 W. 22nd St., Suite

houles.com. Window shade and custom pillows

Bed designed by JARVISSTUDIO upholstered in

3C, NYC 10011; kl-interiors.com. (pages 80–81) Sofa

fabricated by Ruben Ruenes, rubenstudio.com.

fabrics from Dedar (T) (dedar.com), and Casamance,

from Ligne Roset, 250 Park Ave. South, NYC 10003;

Artwork installtion by Vista & CRC Imaging Group,

casamance.fr. Eno sofa from Bright Chair (T),

212.375.1036; ligne-roset.com. Area rug from Safavieh,

NYC, vistaimaginggroup.com. Lavender pillows

brightchair.com. Vintage sculptural dresser from

safavieh.com. Coffee table was custom by David Stine

custom with fabric from Duralee (T) (duralee.com),

Christopher Anthony, christopheranthonyltd.com.

Woodworking, stinewoodworking.com. Tolomeo floor

and trim from Pindler & Pindler, pindler.com.

Vintage Gaetano Sciolari chandelier from Converso

lamp from Design Within Reach, dwr.com. Curtain

Mongolian lambswool pillow from West Elm,

Mod, conversomod.com. Dino floor lamp from Flair

fabric from Kravet (T), kravet.com. Curtain fabrication

westelm.com.

Home Collection, flairhomecollection.com. Drapery in fabric from Pollack (T), pollackassociates.com.

by Ruben Ruenes, rubenstudio.com. Pillows from Dransfield & Ross (dransfieldandross.com), and

LIGHTNESS OF BEING (Pages 88–93): Interior

Wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries (T). Guest bedroom:

Kenneth Cole, kennethcole.com. Waves artwork

design: Jarvis Wong of JARVISSTUDIO, 305 Seventh

Bed upholstered in fabric from Pollack (T) and Dedar

by client's son. Hallway: Bench from CB2, cb2.com.

Ave., 19th Fl., NYC 10001; jarvisstudio.com.

(T). Decorative pillows in fabric from Jim Thompson

Tree Branch artwork, installation and photography

Design team included: Cindy Ching, Camilla

(T), jimthompsonfabrics.com. Albert desk from Julian

by Itinerant Studio, itinerantstudio.com. Hallway II:

Lempriere, Abby Savage, and Antonio Manlulu.

Chichester (T), 200 Lexington Ave., Suite 604, NYC

Acrylic artwork installation by Vista & CRC Imaging

(pages 88–89) Coffee table from Bernhardt (T),

10016; 646.293.6622; julianchichester.com. Vintage

Group, NYC, vistaimaginggroup.com. Acrylic umbrella

bernhardt.com. Rug by JARVISSTUDIO

table lamps from Decorum at 1stdibs. Vintage Sputnik

stand from The Container Store, containerstore.com.

(jarvisstudio.com), fabricated by Sacco Carpet,

chandelier from Joseph Anfuso, josephanfuso.com.

Abstract artwork from Z Gallerie, zgallerie.com.

saccocarpet.com. Lamps from Porta Romana,

Drapery in fabric from Castel, castelmaison.com.

(pages 82–83) Bronze and stainless metal wall

portaromana.com. End tables by Michael Taylor

Wallpaper from Cowtan & Tout (T), cowtan.com.

sculpture from Nova. Barstools from Eurostyle. Glass

from Elizabeth Pash, elizabethpash.com. Over the

Bench from Jonathan Adler upholstered in fabric

Bubbles chandelier from Eurofase, eurofase.com.

sofa, painting by Marcel Mouly. Bronze sculpture

from Dedar. Decorative pillows in fabric from Clarence

(pages 84–85) Barcelona chairs covered in Madris

by Stephen De Staebler, stephendestaebler.com.

House (T), clarencehouse.com.

faux leather by Innovations (T), innovationsusa.com.

Custom plaster wall finish by David Gardiner of

Shag area rug from Safavieh, safavieh.com. Jade

Field Decorative Finishes, 718.387.8247. Sofa

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plant from Mahir Floral, mahirfloralevents.com. Dining

upholstered in fabric from Clarence House (T),

by David Monn and published by Vendome Press,

room: Crinkled lacquer wallpaper by Innovations (T),

979 Third Ave., Suite 205, NYC 10022; 212.752.2890;

vendomepress.com.

Innovationsusa.com. Chairs from Crate & Barrel in faux

clarencehouse.com. Decorative pillows in fabric

leather from Pollack (T), pollackassociates.com.

from Zimmer + Rohde (T) (zimmer-rohde.com), and

Dublin Interlinked Circle mirror. Artwork with crystal

Camengo, camengo.com. Vintage Italian lounge

installation by Vista & CRC Imaging Group, NYC, vistaimaginggroup.com. Zulu pendant from Dainolite, dainolite.ca. (pages 86–87) Bathroom: Bathtub from ADM Bathroom Design, admbathroomdesign.com. Artwork by Art Addiction, artaddictioninc.com. Hallway shot: Crystal candlesticks from Global Views (T), globalviews.com. White lacquered sideboard from

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