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February 28, 2020
Text: Meghan Edwards
Husband Wife Brings Balance to a Family’s Modernist West Village Apartment
When your clients are the family of a successful Broadway producer, it’s only fitting that a sophisticated space for entertaining double as a comfortable, welcoming interior suitable for two small children and a dog. Brittney Hart and Justin Caputo, the co-founders of New York-based Husband Wife, achieved just such a balancing act when redesigning this 2,000-square-foot apartment in the historic Butterfield House in Manhattan’s West Village.
The previous interiors, though inside a 1962 modernist building, didn’t take advantage of the historic architecture. Playing up a juxtaposition between volume and form, Hart and Caputo made sure to highlight original elements like deep bay windows while adding coziness and intimacy with rich textures and materials, including walnut paneling in the den and patterned marble in the kitchen. Vintage furniture and lively art and design objects, plus new built-ins, make the space feel playful yet elegant—just like this high-powered family’s lifestyle.