Home is where the hearth is at this Manhattan condo, where a cozy fireplace was a must. “The designers from id 810 see it as an important part of New York City living,” says Arthur Lasky, president of Hearth Cabinet, which provided the safe, ventless fireplace. “Our ventless fireplaces don’t require gas, electricity, flues, or chimneys; they have a real, crackling flame; and they are the only ventless fireplaces approved for use by the NYC building and fire departments.”
The designers added open storage and walnut built-in cabinetry. “It helps make the apartment feel more like a home and less like a hotel,” Geller says. They also added a deep window seat with daybed proportions for lounging.
“We represented their Southern California roots by incorporating colors native to that landscape—the rusts of the cliffs and the varying blues of the Pacific Ocean,” Toledo says.
The team used the same Maya Romanoff wallpaper in the living room and master bedroom. “It’s a white on white palette with a textural quality that can be interpreted as a luxurious tie-dye or even Venetian plaster,” Geller says. A splash of blue on the wing-backed chair and amusement park photos give off a relaxed vibe.
In the Details | Urbane Living
Friday, August 16th, 2013
By Jill McDonnell
Photos by Jacob Snavely Photography
Wanting the occasional break from the La-La lifestyle (but not necessarily its laid-back look), two empty-nesters contacted interior design firm id 810 to transform their recently purchased New York City condo from a blank white box to a cozy second home that combines California cool with East Coast sophistication. Designers Jessica Geller and Virginia Toledo knocked out the kitchen doorway to open up the space, and chose a color palette of white with pops of color to merge the owners’ two favorite zip codes.