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May 7, 2020
Text: Karine Monié
General Assembly Designs Upper West Side Apartment for Art Enthusiasts
Husband and wife James Rasulo and Talia Kasher—whose father is the renowned gallerist Steven Kasher and whose mother is a multi-media artist—trusted Sarah Zames, founder of Brooklyn-based interior design studio General Assembly, to vertically combine two stacked pre-war apartments of approximately 1,000 square feet each into a single home for their small family.
“In order to take advantage of the natural light, we chose to keep the sleeping spaces in the darker lower level and living spaces on the brighter upper floor,” Zames says. “We removed the majority of the walls on the top level to have as much light as possible and we define the spaces by contrasting the neutral architecture with strong color accents and textures such as the blackened steel railing, black and white entry tile, dark oak kitchen and living room rug to create points of interest.”