The kitchen’s custom island is topped with brushed stainless steel
The kitchen’s custom island is topped with brushed stainless steel, the range is by Wolf, the Saarinen table and chairs are from Knoll,
and the Dandelion chandeliers by Tony Duquette are from Remains Lighting;
the Roman shade is of a China Seas fabric with velvet trim from Duralee, and the floor tiles are by Paris Ceramics.
Papachristidis fashioned geometric moldings and mantels inspired by the designs of the 20th-century French modernist Jean-Michel Frank.
He stained the original oak herringbone floors gray and had carpets made to suggest African motifs.
Some decorators, faced with this caliber of an art collection,
might have played the decor safe with demure sofas and chairs that don’t compete with what’s on the walls.
Papachristidis took the opposite approach. He created contoured seating in the manner of Ward Bennett,
the influential American midcentury furniture designer, and commissioned a pair of Andrea Koeppel lamps in gilded ceramic and parchment trefoil that hold their own in the space,
even with a striking Condo canvas hanging nearby. The front door is flanked by trompe l’oeil consoles in white,
gray, and black opaline glass by Roberto Giulio Rida; the couple found them in an antiques shop in the Carlyle hotel,
where they stayed while their home was under construction.
“We just knew they would really set the tone,” the wife says.
In the library, the vintage Ward Bennett swivel chair in a Rubelli cotton-silk blend is from Wyeth, the circa-1960 Italian lounge chair in a Fermoie linen is from Donzella, and the custom sofa is in a Larsen fabric; the marble-and-brass cocktail table is byBrian Thoreen, the Claude Lalanne bronze chair is from Paul Kasmin Gallery, and the custom carpet is from Holland & Sherry. A sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan hangs over the custom mantel, which holds artworks by Elizabeth Peyton.
Papachristidis, who himself lives in a color-saturated, maximalist apartment nearby and spends weekends in Bridgehampton, also pushed his clients to temper the rooms with a few well-chosen traditional elements, including the dining room’s rock-crystal chandelier. “Bringing a touch of the Old World into the mix,” he notes, “creates a home that will never feel dated.” รับออกแบบบ้าน