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The biggest design challenge for the condominium was creating a multipurpose space in a slender room that was still elegant and glamorous. This room, originally intended for formal dining, now serves a combination of different functionalities.
"By using a unique mix of furniture pieces, we were able to make this a flexible area for casual conversation, formal dining for five to eight people, and a place to spread out a laptop and materials to get work done," Tallman says. The room, once underused square footage, is now a highlight of the home.
Chandelier: Glass Link, West Elm; floor lamp: Louis, white, Torre & Tagus; wall paint: Storm, Benjamin Moore; trim: Deep in Thought, Benjamin Moore; ghost chairs, Wholesale Interiors; settee, Cisco Brothers; wallpaper: Walt Disney Damask, York Wallcoverings
The Parisian boutique hotel influence is apparent in the silk draperies, the ghost chair, the damask wallpaper and the gray tufted settee. But Tallman points out that the industrial-chic glass bulb chandelier is something you could easily find in an artist's Manhattan loft.
Loft-style windows created a design challenge. "The client needed privacy during the day from the office building across the street, but she didn't want to limit her access to the views or natural light," Tallman says. The solution was to double up lightweight cotton drapery panels; the bright white fabric helps usher in the most sunlight, and the cotton fabric offers more privacy than a traditional sheer drapery panel would.
Stool: Shanghai Porcelain and chrome, Torre & Tagus; drapery panels: Thai silk, Optic White, Restoration Hardware; tufted-back chair: Home Decorators
Tallman's client loves the handpicked acrylic candlesticks, silver vases and glass light fixtures in the interior. Tallman kept the cherry finish of the hardwood floors to warm up the space.
The bedroom is where the mix of different furniture pieces and influences converge into a singular, chic style. The Asian-inspired bedside tables share the bedroom space with Thai silk drapes, a purple tufted chaise longue and headboard and the unmistakable dandelion-like Maskros pendant.
Mirrors: Propac Images; chaise: Bellacor; wallpaper: Antonina Vella, Seabrook Wallpaper; wall paint: Nightingale, Benjamin Moore
The mauve bathroom is the client's sacred space and the most feminine room in the entire unit. The swirls and soft curves of the curtain fabric and rug are echoed in the swirls of the bathroom sketch artwork. "Everything about the bathroom is soft, glamorous, but still speaks the style language of understated elegance found throughout the rest of the unit," says Tallman.
Wall art: "Deco Girl Facing Right" and "Deco Girl Facing Left," Rebecca Cope, Art Classics