For a home on the Upper East Side, designer Steven Gambrel throws out all the rules and gleefully juxtaposes periods, colors, and patterns, emerging with a whole new take on family comfort.
In the living room of a Manhattan apartment designed by Steven Gambrel, a pair of Art Deco Swedish chairs is covered in a fabric by Mulberry Home, the sofa, upholstered in a Stroheim fabric, is custom made, as is the cocktail table, and the Art Deco mantel is from Jamb; the paintings are by, from left, Philip Guston and Kenneth Noland, the walls are covered in Venetian plaster, and the custom-made rug is by Beauvais Carpets.
In the library, a painting by Stephen Pace hangs above a custom-made sofa covered in a silk velvet by Robert Allen; the ottoman, upholstered in a Keleen leather, and club chairs, in an Old World Weavers fabric, are custom designs, and the pendant lights are by Steven Gambrel for the Urban Electric Co. The walls are painted in Nimbus Gray and the doors in Chocolate Pudding, both by Benjamin Moore, and the rug is by Stark.
A French oak table is paired with 1950s chairs by Jules Wabbes and a circa-1950 French chandelier in the dining room; églomisé mirrors, framed in cerused oak, surround an 1830s marble fireplace, and the chevron floor is antique fumed oak.
The kitchen counters are Calacatta Gold marble, the sink fittings are by Waterworks, and stools by Palecek are covered in a Designtex fabric; the cabinetry is painted in Benjamin Moore's Stonington Gray, the hood is custom made, and the walls are sheathed in Walker Zanger tiles.
The family room's sectional sofa, upholstered in a Travers fabric, cocktail table, and club chair, covered in an Old World Weavers fabric, are all custom designs, the cube table is by Steven Gambrel for the Lacquer Company, and the 1940s trapezoid end table is by William Haines; the walls are paneled in Scottish pine, and the custom-made rug is by Stark.
A drawing by Robert Longo hangs in a powder room; the sink is by Toto, with Lefroy Brooks fittings.
In the master bedroom, the slipper chairs are covered in a fabric by Sabina Fay Braxton; the sofa is upholstered in a velvet by Camengo, the 1950s cocktail table is Italian, the silk wallcovering is by Phillip Jeffries, and the rug is by Stark.
The bed in the guest room is upholstered in a Pindler fabric, the chandelier is from the 1960s, the wallcovering is by Phillip Jeffries, and the custom-made rug is by Niba Collections.
This story originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Siweb.