You may have noticed the image below in two of my older posts, framed groupings and more recently, living with photography ~ 15 inspired interiors. While I featured this interior for its wonderful use of framed photography, today feels like the perfect time to unveil the rest of this artful home. The creative talent behind this bold interior is New York based designer Steven Gambrel. His client, a high powered New York banker, had just spent five glorious years living in London’s posh Holland Park neighborhood. The English capital, known for its rows of Victorian townhouses and neoclassical details, left a lasting impression on the American banker. When he accepted a job that would bring him back to New York, he knew he needed a home that would echo the beauty he experienced in London. His old Tribeca loft just wouldn’t do so he bought an apartment in an 1895 London-like Manhattan neighborhood decorated with fanciful balconies and Gothic Revival churches. The next step was contacting designer Steven Gambrel who had decorated two homes for him over the years. The client wanted his new home to have “an aura of comfort and luxury that felt old-world rather than all-American.” The apartment is a brilliant mix of old and new, blending classical architecture with the clients stunning collection of art and timeless furnishings. Please enjoy this highly expressive Manhattan bachelor pad!
above and below, photos from Steven Gambrel
above and below ~ Black and white photography by Richard Prince, vintage Carlo Moretti glass vases, Ico Parisi bench is upholstered in Glant patent leather.
below, photos and resources from Elle Decor, November 2007
below ~ The sofa was designed by Gambrel, the vintage cocktail table is by Edward Wormley for Dunbar and the walls are painted in Alaskan Husky by Benjamin Moore.
below ~ A custom-made sofa upholstered in Savoy by Robert Allen, vintage Paul Laszlo cocktail table, and Fonthill wall covering in the library; the brass chandelier is vintage, the ceiling is painted Pratt and Lambert’s Rattan, and the C-print is by Gerhard Richter.
below ~ A custom made Beauvais carpet, a Tom Hackney painting, and the footstools upholstered in Holland & Sherry velvet in the master bedroom.