Manhattan-based JARVISSTUDIO appointed this Chelsea apartment with a sophisticated fusion of vintage and contemporary.
In the living area, swivel chairs and fabric come from Donghia.
As frequent travelers to New York City, it’s only fitting that this European family wanted to create their own luxurious, personalized abode to stay in when they come to town.
A custom sofa by JARVISSTUDIO sits in the living area below a ceiling fixture by Pagani Studio.
The family own several businesses throughout Europe and are always on the go, so they hired New York City-based interior designer Jarvis Wong of JARVISSTUDIO to compose their Chelsea vacation home. Situated high up inside the historic Walker Tower, the apartment’s breathtaking views and light-flooded spaces offered Wong the ideal canvas.
The guest room features vintage club chairs, a Jean de Merry floor lamp and a Julian Chichester bench with leather hide by Edelman Leather.
Drawing from the realms of fashion, art, architecture and the clients’ sophisticated style, Wong created an aesthetic that seamlessly blends uptown elegance with a cool, downtown vibe. “[We mixed] vintage pieces with contemporary elements to create a luxurious, refined, stylish and glamorous interior,” Wong says. This tasteful medley of old and new is evident throughout the home. Case in point: The living room features a vintage bar unit from Gary Rubinstein Antiques and is joined by a modern, untraditional Lindsey Adelman chandelier.
In the library vestibule, millwork was designed by JARVISSTUDIO and six prints from Mantiques Modern adorn the wall.
Despite living overseas throughout the project, the clients were still very involved in the design process. “[They] would call me from all over the world during their travels and ask for my opinions on items they were interested in buying for the apartment,” Wong says. From the very beginning of the yearlong project, the clients were an integral piece of the puzzle. “[They] flew me out to their home in Europe to better understand their lifestyle,” Wong says. “In the beginning, they flew in every month to review the design progress.”
The dining area stars a Lindsey Adelman chandelier and custom dining table by JARVISSTUDIO in Fumed Eucalyptus.
A deliberate montage of eclectic pieces, such as the vintage brass sculpture from Mantiques Modern in the dining area, are layered throughout the apartment, creating a fanciful yet refined ambiance.
A custom bed designed by JARVISSTUDIO and wallcovering from Designers Guild in the daughter’s room.
In the kitchen, pops of color, including yellow counter stools from Artistic Frame and vibrant ceramic vases, accompany dark, cerused wood-finish cabinets and a smooth marble island. The sophisticated mixing of colors continues into the living room, where a dark green custom sofa from JARVISSTUDIO is joined by dark blue Donghia swivel chairs.
A sleek bathroom
Wong complemented the apartment’s sumptuous views and sizable floor plan in a way that represents the family and their style—worldly, cultured and eclectic—and every piece of furniture and art comes together in unexpected harmony.
The kitchen features vibrant counter stools by Artistic Frame.
JDS Development Group
A. RUDIN Son’s room bench
BOCA DO LOBO
Entry foyer console
Primary bedroom table lamp
Primary bedroom nightstand
Living room side table
Son’s room table lamps
Living room coffee tables
Living room ceiling fixture
Dining area table lamps