In a spacious pied-à-terre nested high in one of Manhattan’s newest towers, Drake/Anderson embraces a new kind of minimalism with a curatorial approach and a color palette that is elemental and bold.
As important as the expansive, birds-eye views of Central Park were the choices that allowed those views to shine—black, white, gray—but with a depth that made it equally as interesting. So as to not distract from the sweeping views, furnishings were kept low and clean.
Versatility in function was a key factor; the living room could just as easily play host to a cocktail party for 60 as it could provide a respite in the clouds for one. Throughout the apartment a curatorial mix of artisan pieces, vintage items, and statement furnishings is used; this mix highlights the exciting pieces and creates a dialogue between the furnishings that is elegant, refined, and even whimsical at times. Luxury wall finishes are employed throughout, from unique plaster finishes to sumptuous shagreen.
Hard, glittering materials abound in the design, but all are softened by luxurious textures as antidote to our glorious urban jungle.