CITY STUDIO

 

 

The owner of this studio apartment near Gramercy Park in Manhattan was relocating from Hong Kong, where he had worked in finance for several years. Inspired by his travels, he wanted an apartment that captured the serene essence of contemporary Asian design.

A combination desk and bookshelf saves space.

A combination desk and bookshelf saves space.

The 1970s coffee table is reminiscent of organic wood sculpture from Bali.

The 1970s coffee table is reminiscent of organic wood sculpture from Bali.

 

 

The Zen decor features a calming palette of lilac, brown, and grey, while metallic accents add a modern twist. A high-gloss finish on the new walnut floors enhances the sense of calm and refinement.

The room’s layout is oriented toward the studio’s best feature, its Manhattan view.

The room’s layout is oriented toward the studio’s best feature, its Manhattan view.

The living area is designed for entertaining.

The living area is designed for entertaining.

 

 

We separated the bedroom from the living area with a partition wall. The architectural division allows for clearer room functionality and transforms the cramped, quotidian space into more luxurious areas for living, with discreet efficiencies throughout.

When the apartment sold, it broke the building’s per-square-foot record, among more than 150 units.

The sheer curtains in front of the sleeping alcove (with custom-built bed) can be drawn for privacy.

The sheer curtains in front of the sleeping alcove (with custom-built bed) can be drawn for privacy.

Custom kitchen cabinetry in walnut takes advantage of the entire height of the space.

Custom kitchen cabinetry in walnut takes advantage of the entire height of the space.