PROJECT

Woman with a husband and three college-age daughters bought out her parents’ apartment in Manhattan’s Museum Tower, completed in 1983 and designed by architect Cesar Pelli as part of the expansion of the Museum of Modern Art. Interior design throughout.

CLIENT NEEDS

Bring this well-used second home out of the ‘80s and have it reflect the aesthetic of its MOMA neighbor; accommodate various family activities.

RESULTS!

  • Changed how the living and dining areas function; large sectional and zebra-pattern chairs accommodate several people without them feeling crowded
  • Colorful nesting tables between the zebra chairs can be pulled out when entertaining
  • White panel on bookcase hides the TV
  • Reference MOMA’s collection with an iconic Eames chair in the living room, hive light fixture over the dining table, as well as other furnishings, accessories, and modern art
  • A vintage dining table and chairs, plus a pair of Moroccan chairs, mix with the owner’s parents’ shell-back chairs for a collected look
  • Dining banquette can also be used as a home office
  • Switched bedrooms so three daughters have the larger bedroom, which accommodates three beds and an armless sofa