A New York Pied-à-Terre by STADT Architecture Offers Respite From the Urban Environment
Leafy parks and thoughtful interiors offer respite within urban environments. For a New York pied-à-terre by STADT Architecture, the design combined both for a true break from the city. The client asked to evoke the lush landscape of southwestern Canada. In response, STADT developed a photograph of Vancouver’s largest park into a custom hand-painted wall covering that dominates the bedroom. Gold leaf mixes with saturated green tones on the headboard wall and ceiling. For this unique touch, STADT principal Christopher Kitterman looked to 16th-century canopy beds for inspiration.
The couple saw eye to eye on the layout changes and material palette but had different wishes for furnishings. “One wanted to furnish the space with all new furniture while the other was interested in searching for one of a kind pieces,” Kitterman says. The result is a mix that shows compromise, with contemporary items alongside vintage ones.