February 3, 2020

STUDIO ID Lets the Sun Shine Into a Family’s Tribeca Apartment

Bertjan Pot’s chandelier for Moooi hangs above a De La Espada extending table and Organic Modernism dining chairs. Photography by Gieves Anderson.

When a New York City restaurateur and a chief operating officer of a global strategic advisory firm approached STUDIO ID to design their Tribeca apartment, they had a specific vision for its 2,300 square feet. “They gravitated to a white-washed palette,” says principal Christa Frey, “but wanted to keep their lively family life in the foreground.”

Bulthaup kitchen cabinetry lines the kitchen, with a Miele hood above an island topped with Estatuario Collection’s Neolith marble. Photography by Gieves Anderson.

The solution? Three bedrooms and full baths, and a powder room, in a hues bright enough to amplify the residence’s abundant natural sunlight. Existing faceted columns received a coat of Benjamin Moore Super White in a matte finish, illuminated by hexagonal LED pendants to pick up the angles. A marble backsplash and island cools off the kitchen, while Matthew Hilton’s oiled white oak table warms up the dining area.

The master suite’s Bonaldo bed rests against a wall covered in Kravet grass cloth; the lamps are by KleinReid and the sidetables are RHPhotography by Gieves Anderson.

And while the master bedroom mixes darker tones of grey with cozy textures of grass cloth and flokati, Frey’s favorite detail is the most colorful in the home: “the gold aluminum butterfly sculptures by artist Paul Villinski,” she says, “punctuate the perfectly minimalist powder room.” Sometimes (just a little) more really is more.

In the powder room, a custom vanity and sink by Furniture Guild joins a Duravit toilet; the walls are clad in Piure by SahcoPhotography by Gieves Anderson.
Resident pendants hang above hallways floors in flatsawn 7-inch white oak by LV WoodPhotography by Gieves Anderson.

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