From the big, bold art to the purple, pink and blue color scheme, this apartment is entirely luxe.

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Homeowner Gervaise Gerstner with daughters Grace, left, and Olivia.

Hunt Slonem’s massive artwork Bunny adds a less formal note to the paneled study. Story selected a pair of Hans Olsen Bikini chairs for their “sculptural quality.” The throw pillows are in Nobilis’s Sweeter linen and ALT for Living’s Lilac Diamonds. 

In the study, a vintage Paul McCobb cabinet becomes a bar with a new glass surface. 

With its vibrant palette, Ellen Berkenblit’s Metallic Bouquet, which depicts a stiletto heel, kick-started the apartment’s color scheme.

The apartment came with several furnishings, including the dining area’s Lucite-and-glass table. Story paired it with Saarinen Executive armchairs, upholstered in a Maharam cotton velvet. “They’re substantial, inviting and durable,” she says. 

In a daughter’s bedroom, Anthropologie’s Dandelion Orbit chandelier hangs from a ceiling sheathed in a Phillip Jeffries silver-leaf wallpaper. Studio E’s Betty wallpaper in Peacock covers the wall behind the bed. “I love the richness of the blues with the shimmer of the silvers and grays,” Story says.


Clad in Carrara marble, the master bath is “where we try on makeup and have mother-daughter bonding time,” Gerstner says. Faucets, Waterworks.

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This story originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of House Beautiful.

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