Y’all know I love some purple and this one by Sara Story certainly caught my attention.
From the big, bold art to the purple, pink and blue color scheme, this apartment is entirely luxe.
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In the family room of a prewar floor-through apartment, designer Sara Story lacquered the walls in a custom ocean-blue color; the high-gloss effect helps bounce light around the space. A pair of custom seven-and-a-half-foot mohair sofas encourages lounging. The vintage Willy Rizzo coffee table has a sliding glass top. Crescent rug by Kelly Wearstler for the Rug Company. Artwork next to mirror, John Finneran.
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.
Crystal chandeliers and pearlized pink lamps in the living room add sparkle, but Story avoided a “Barbie’s Dreamhouse” effect by sticking to a neutral palette. Curtains in a Holland & Sherry cotton. Walls in Pratt & Lambert’s Seed Pearl.
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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