Comprehensive renovation to update a post-war apartment with spectacular views. Opened the kitchen and dining areas to include a statement island with stainless steel trimmed doors and brass hardware. Bronze-tinted framed mirror expands a sense of space and reflects the 59th Street Bridge. A dented capsule-shaped column with metallic finish inserts a modern form into the classic arrangement. Texture is a key element from the entrance wallpaper to the kitchen backsplash tile. Special hardware, handcrafted millwork, and quality textiles with refinished existing floors balance the budget. The charcoal library is the quiet respite for our concert pianist client.