A caned faux bamboo chair confirms the apartment’s lighthearted disposition. With its gilding and sumptuous cushions in aubergine velvet, the chair from Dessin Fournir commands attention but doesn’t seem out of place among comfy upholstered pieces. The sofa is from Rose Tarlow-Melrose House.
Mementos from the past guide the style of the living room. One-of-a-kind pieces can be found on virtually every surface, mixing East and West with ancient and contemporary.
Organic shapes and patterns throughout Lynn’s home bring the calmness of the beach to soothe the calamity of the city. Here, exotic ornaments play on the smooth surface of a leather bench in the living room.
In the foyer, a pair of chinoiserie chairs flank a Chinese cabinet topped with matching Asian lamps and a mirror stretching to the ceiling.
The design team gave the dining room exotic flair with an Indian-style wall covering from Jasper by Michael S Smith. At the windows, panels in sheer linen from Rose Tarlow-Melrose House hang over matchstick shades and whisper privacy. The oval-backed dining chairs are by Artistic Frame. Lynn’s existing collection of contemporary artwork and Asian pieces smoothed her shift to new digs. Details on the following slide.
A wooden Asian-inspired chair lends its sensual pattern to the harmonious mood of the rest of Patchett’s home. When its gilded finish catches glints of sunlight, the ornate motif of the chair comes to life.
There is a seamless transition between the living and dining rooms, with patterns and colors complemented by natural light. Note Lynn’s original Asian rug accompanied by the sea-grass floor covering to enlarge the space of the sitting area.
In the kitchen, a sepia-toned wall covering with a faded batik motif by Rose Tarlow and rubber flooring that alleviates fatigue from standing on a hard surface help temper the sheen of stainless steel appliances. Calcutta Gold marble is used as a backsplash for the Viking range. Artwork adds an intimate, personal touch to the small work space.
A pass-through connects the kitchen’s separate prep and eating areas. Calcutta Gold marble countertops in gray and white matching the backsplash sit on SieMatic contemporary cabinetry with a honey-tone finish.
Designers Benjamin Bradley and David Thiergartner created architecture in a corner by building shelves for book storage over Sheetrock walls. This is where homeowner Lynn Patchett spends a lot of time.
A shallow console in the hallway displays Chinese paintbrushes and a statue of Buddha. An antique Kilim rug was used to upholster the bench underneath.
Sunlight streaming through windows and French doors highlights an Asian desk and chair. A bed with a painted finish is dressed in linens by Eileen Fisher for Garnet Hill. Draperies are by Clarence House. Details on the following slide.
On the nightstand to the left of the bed, another small Buddha rests his feet atop a stack of books.
Tucked in a corner in front of mirrored closet doors is a chaise longue, perfectly cozy for reading or writing thank-you notes.
Shell-topped bottles are displayed on the chest of drawers. A unique iridescent lamp mirrors the sheen of the seashells as well as the framework above. Details on the following slide.
“I definitely think my new apartment reflects who I am better than any other place I’ve lived,” says homeowner Lynn Patchett.
A bronze basin by Ann Sacks on an old desk transforms a windowless bath.
From her terrace, Lynn has a captivating view of the Central Park Reservoir.
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