When a couple decided to move to an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, they were looking for a modern place to host their impressive design and art collection. This article leads you to an inspiring tour through this calming, yet bold Manhattan apartment, enjoy!
The designer Jennifer Weisberg, of JLW Interiors, put together an inspiring home, where the goal was to let the art speaks for itself. The couple’s art collection features works by Jean Dubuffet, Ellsworth Kelly, India Mahdavi, and Wendell Castle.
With its geometric-patterned and colorful marble floor, the entryway welcomes guests in a contemporary and stylish way, leading them to an artsy interior. A modern wallpaper, two sinuous wood beaches by Gildas Berthelot, and a colorful painting by the Nigerian artist Geral Chukwuma complement the room, together with a bronze console and curvaceous mirrors by Tom Faulkner. On the opposite wall, there’s a painting by Ed Moses
In the living room, Vladimir Kagan’s sofas sit next to the fireplace, overshadow by a painting by Jean Dubuffet, while a work by Fernand Léger decorates a corner with a piano. The hand-painted wall decor, which Weisberg had custom-colored, is inspired by the Japanese mending technique kintsugi.
A three-panel screen by David Hockney takes the center stage in this Manhattan apartment’s dining room and gave inspiration for the backlit, Verre eglomisé ceiling panel by the noted artist and designer Miriam Ellner. Besides the striking artworks, the contemporary furniture pieces, such as chairs by Kimberly Denman, a dining table by India Mahdavi, and Holly Hunt cabinets, converge in the same bold and artsy style.
In the library, a painting by Milton Avery covers a beautiful sofa, displayed against another multidimensional wallpaper from Casamance. The sharp and clean lines of the Amuneal cabinets and bookshelves meet organic forms of the Wendell Castle center table.
Jennifer Weisberg wanted to “curate a sophisticated, restrained and neutral palette” as a background for the art in the luxurious Manhattan apartment. The design also kept textures as a priority in this project, especially the ones that are “more focused on tone, for quiet elegance. I wanted it not to fight the art, but not to disappear either.”
Outside the dressing room, a painting by Thomas Hart Benton, flanked by sconces from Circa, hangs above a bench from Noir.
The neutral-toned kitchen is covered in an eye-catching backsplash made using strips of mixed marble from TileBar and features barstools from Powell and Bonnell, and Gabriel Scott ceiling lights.