Similar materials unify the foyer and rooms on three floors
above it: bleached recycled Scandinavian Douglas fir plank
flooring from Dinesen meets white painted walls with flush
baseboards. Standard door openings were made floor-to-ceiling, and stairwell and hallway walls have openings cut into
them “for a more open feeling,” Smith says.
For the interior design, Reed worked on finishes and
furnishings in concert with Barbara Turpin-Vickroy from
Smith’s office; Reed also accompanied her client to fairs
such as Frieze in London and galleries in New York and San
Francisco to select art and vintage collectibles.
On the second floor, the walls and ceiling of the media
room are covered with blackboard paint and livened with
Mah Jong sofas from Roche Bobois upholstered with
brightly colored Missoni fabric. Sarah Morris wallpaper
from Maharam in the powder room off a marble-backed
bar niche echoes a similar pop sensibility, which recurs in
several other bathrooms that are lined with mirrors or showy
marble. For instance, a bathroom on the same floor in the
guest suite facing the street has walls covered with custom
black-and-white Bizazza mosaic tiles, installed in a pixelated
pattern inspired by a chain link fence.
On the third floor, the owner’s office, located in the rear
guest room, has an Oslo sofa and 70/70 desk from Muuto
and on the wall, Matthew Palladino’s “Night Ride”; outside,
in the rock-walled courtyard with artificial turf, are colorful
Adagio swings by Paola Lenti from Dzine.