Modern steel kitchen with travertine counter and custom painted mural wall

Central Park West

Location: New York, New York

Located on Central Park West, this apartment was purchased by a young woman and first-time homeowner seeking a serene, sophisticated space as she embarked on a new chapter. When Elena first encountered the home, it was clear that the space required finessing to reach it’s true potential, and conceived an airy, ethereal vision of both quietude and strength.

In response to what was initially a conventional high-rise envelope, we reoriented the home’s shared spaces and improved the spatial experience. Open sight lines in combination with custom curvilinear elements, achieve a tailored result with smooth, sinuous flow between kitchen, living, and dining areas. Throughout the home, nature abounds in form and motif – but it’s the living area with a custom, hand-painted mural wrapping the space in a soft, grayscale forest that elevates the home to a true work of art.

The client, a new collector, brought an eagerness and interest in art to the process. We selected works by contemporary artists Terry Evans, Laura Fayer, and James Clar that would elevate the spirit of simplicity and beauty within the home, while bringing a well-rounded, multimedia approach to the burgeoning collection.