A Tribeca residence comes to life through a fusion of neutral hues and dashes of vibrancy by virtue of interior designer Lucy Harris.
A free-standing BluStone bathtub and slab travertine feature walls in the primary bathroom.
One wanted neutral tones, and the other wanted a pop of color. So interior designer Lucy Harris worked her magic to make this Tribeca residence come to life with both of the couple’s desires in mind.
CH20 elbow chairs by Hans J. Wegner, Bana triple vase from Horne and brass candlesticks from Skultuna.
In the entry hall, the Egg mirror from Bower Studios hangs above Hawkins brass and mint vases and a Net wool rug from Cloak.
“As we started picking fabrics, it became clear that he really wanted some color whereas she would have been OK with a more neutral palette,” Harris explains. This blissful coalescence of taste is evident from the foyer, which features a neutral-toned, vintage Artedi console from 1stdibs and Studio TwentySeven periwinkle Nest chairs, all the way to the primary bedroom, which features pale blue and pink furnishing along with gray Nuvolette wallpaper from Lee Jofa.
Vintage honed travertine side table from Joe Robbins Design in the primary bedroom.
Half Moon coffee table by Ben & Aja Blanc and Lady chairs by Cassina in the living room.
Located in the newly built 111 Murray St. building, the peaceful oasis designed for Blythe and Ryan Wilder and their family exudes serenity and suaveness, with white oak herringbone flooring and pops of cool, eye-catching Benjamin Moore paint throughout.
Panton Junior chairs by Vitra and natural Cayo rug by Thayer Design Studio in the girls’ bedroom
In the primary bedroom, the Swoon chair and ottoman by Space Copenhagen upholstered in Vidar fabric and, on the wall, “Death Valley Light #7” and “Death Valley Light #9” by Jordan Sullivan from Uprise Art.
Not only does Harris merge light-toned hues with pops of color, but she also blends the old with the new to meet the style of the modern building.
In the nursery, a Shea Shadowstripe rug from RH Baby & Child, Aimée Wilder Herbario wallpaper and About A lounge chair and ottoman by HAY upholstered in Maharam canvas fabri
“By using a mix of vintage pieces and designs with contemporary pieces as well as warm and textured finishes and fabrics, we created something that is a reflection of the client’s taste but also harmonizes well with the building,” Harris describes. Such mixtures of vintage and contemporary pieces can be found in the dining room, which features a vintage Brutalist bar cabinet from 1stdibs and sleek elbow chairs by Hans Wegner and boasts impeccable city views.
In the foyer, Lina 03-Light Diamond sconces from Rosie Li hang next to “Mondello Paddle Boats” (2007) by Massimo Vitali and a vintage Artedi console table from 1stdibs
In addition to melding the clients’ mellow style with the contemporary aesthetic of the edifice itself, Harris made sure that the home was enlivened with child-friendly materials and furniture. “Picking kid-friendly fabrics and finishes was key—so we settled on wool boucles and mohair,” Harris describes. “The rugs are silk and wool but selected with enough pattern and the right tones to be forgiving around small children.” The nursery is further adorned with Aimée Wilder wallpaper, while the girls’ room features a playful Serengeti Hygge & West wallpaper.
The Lodge Chandelier II by Workstead and Siro counter stools from Suite NY in the kitchen
Designing the home with concept imagery proved to be a difficult task but certainly not impossible for Harris. “We started design before the building was complete,” she says. “It is always challenging to design a project without getting to see the space, but we managed by visiting the model unit to see all the materials and design and even a video of their views!”
The views Harris speaks of are gloriously apparent from most of the home, and especially the living room, which features a floating bookshelf that conceals the TV. Peel back the artfully installed blinds by Osbee, and the cityscape is all yours.
Lucy Harris Studio
ARCHITECT OF 111 MURRAY ST.
Vintage Artedi console table and Brutalist bar cabinet
CH20 elbow chairs
HYGGE & WEST