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An art world power couple purchased Paul Newman’s 1950s, 450 sq. ft., pre-war bachelor pad in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay and commissioned interior designer and art advisor Richard Rabel to turn it into a masculine, tasteful and chic NYC pied-a-terre for their frequent trips to the city.
A color scheme of grays and purples fulfills the clients’ brief. Subtle bling – black nickel and bronze hardware – in the furniture and sconces keeps the space elegant and handsome. The furniture, both vintage and bespoke, was carefully selected to fit the proportions and scale of the studio and to serve as functional decor.
While the apartment does not showcase the clients’ core art collection, artworks and design pieces covering 300 years of art history were carefully selected to infuse the apartment with a stylish soul.
The NYC pied-a-terre interior design project also enhanced the secondary spaces of the apartment: a cozy home office was carved out of a walk-in closet; the kitchen was re-fitted with open shelves to increase counter space; and the bathroom was restored to its original, modish aesthetic.
Photos: Joshua McHugh