Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New York City dreams

As a blogger one receives a lot of PR emails and every once in awhile something catches your eye. Such was the case when an apartment in the famed El Dorado building on Central Park West decorated by Alexander Doherty was sent to me last week.
The building is an icon seen from central park and has been home to many big names for decades.
The homeowners own and run Blithfield & Co, a line of luxury textiles, and evidence of this is seen throughout the personal abode. I love this living room and those old steel casement windows!
 Design Development NYC was brought on board to do the extensive gut renovation and created all of the custom millwork and mouldings seen in the apartment which give it an art deco / old New York character.
 I love their idea of floating a fuzzy white rug over a heavily patterned antique.
 Some of the gorgeous fabrics from the owner's company used throughout the apartment are seen above.
 Notice the antique brass hardware on the jib door above -such a great little detail that's so important to get right.
 Books are to be found throughout the apartment even on either side of the guestroom bed; no wonder I like it so much!
 More space for cookbooks in the beautiful kitchen.
 I think this may be my dream kitchen. I love a galley kitchen as they're so efficient especially with tons of counterspace and natural light. You can keep your islands!
I love the mixture of wood floors, painted cabinets (a custom Farrow & Ball color), wood and marble countertops with a marble slab backsplash (so clean and easy!).
 After the kitchen, the cozy library has to be my favorite space. Can't you see yourself living in here?
Tons of books, a large tv for movies, and a comfy couch to curl up with a book or favorite magazine seem like heaven to me. I love the addition of a glass desk which doesn't block light from the windows.
Also notice those herringbone floors in the library. The floors are bleached oak to best reflect the light; always important in an apartment!
The master bathroom is a refuge of gleaming nickel and soft white marble off the white and bright master bedroom.
 I love a bed like this; lots of pillows, a fluffy down duvet, and all white - no fuss no muss!
I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did!
Photographs courtesy of Trevor Tondro.