My vision from the beginning was to design the space as if it were a residential interior with warm walls, dimmed lighting and clean, uncluttered rooms. Keeping the original floors and doors was not without its challenges but I wanted to retain some of the features that are typical of these beautiful Upper East Side buildings. My feeling was that my client's clients would ultimately love to 'hang out' at the new space because of its location and warm and inviting interior – and since opening its doors it seems this is exactly what is happening.
The decor is warm, elegant, chic and modern. The carefully selected furniture and objects, all mid-century vintage pieces, were again mostly sourced in Miami and Palm Beach. The Philip Jeffries wallpapers (in different hues than I previously used in my client's first atelier) are refreshing and unusual. The black lacquered paper in the guest bathroom has definitely made an impact! Although not very interesting to start with but with great proportions, it is now the most sexy bathroom with its high ceiling (wall-papered as well), marble floor, moody lighting and stunning lacquered console and James Mont lamps.