The wallpaper here is an elegant touch, and it turns the room into a walled garden. All the panels were configured to fit the walls and then hand-painted. A Venetian mirror sits with Scandinavian pottery above the Louis XV fireplace. The demilunes are Louis XVI and the floor lamp is Bagues.
The sofa is monumental. I built a little niche for it so it wouldn't jut out so far into the room and interrupt my square living room. I had it made with a very deep, low seat, almost like a Turkish ottoman. I love a low seat. I like the look and feel of it. You’re not upright and uptight. It’s very loungy, and it makes people feel more relaxed and comfortable.
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The fireplace is a natural focal point. I did a simple bronze metal surrounding the fireplace and hung a tall rectangular mirror above it, framed in the same bronze. Even though my work cannot be called minimalist by any stretch of the imagination, I will often use a minimalist detail like this.
This project was in one of the most unique spaces in New York—a duplex apartment with 360-degree views, on the top two floors of the Sherry-Netherland hotel. Cecil Beaton once lived here. Jack Warner, the president of Warner Brothers, had the huge plate-glass windows installed. It’s the height of luxury—a private home where you can pick up the phone and access all the amenities of a great hotel that has been synonymous with style and sophistication since it opened in 1927.