Designer Wesley Moon spent five years painting, recovering and tinkering with the vintage pieces in this Manhattan home.
In a prewar apartment on Manhattan's Park Avenue, designer Wesley Moon assembled a mix of neoclassical, Victorian, and midcentury pieces to complement the owners' photography collection. But it started out like this.
The custom sofa is upholstered in a Holly Hunt charcoal linen and embellished with a 1920s gold metal ribbon from Tinsel Trading Company.
The photograph about the sofa is from the Benrubi Gallery.
A Regency armchair gets a cheeky update in purple alligator-embossed leather.
The client wanted to be "surrounded by books" in the library, but there was no place to do such a thing in the original design.
Moon breathed life into the dated interior with a built-in niche that allows books to be shelved on either side. The Eames chair is covered in a navy boiled wool, and the custom sofa is in a wool tartan by Holland & Sherry. The carpet is Stark.
Dangling over a 1940s French table found at a Paris flea market, a trio of 1930s French Baguès lanterns sets a beguiling mood. The vintage cupped-hand sconces and lacquered sideboard also hail from France. The Tommi Parzinger dining chairs are covered in a Fortuny fabric.
Moon covered a set of Italian shield-back chairs in a glazed linen by Ralph Lauren Home; the antique secretary was updated with a white leather writing surface.
Lucite tulip chairs cluster around a Corian-topped table. The banquette's outdoor velvet by Perennials is "as durable as can be." The chandelier is FontanaArte.
What was once an extra bedroom would become a private dressing room.
The dressing room is now a sea of dreamy blues, from the curtains in a Holland & Sherry silk satin to the Manuel Canovas toile on the John Saladino daybed. Golden accents — a Lucite chain-link sconce, gilt Gustavian stools, velvet bolsters — brighten the sound-insulated space, which doubles as a yoga retreat.
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This story originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Miescisko.