Balenciaga Mash-Up

A Balenciaga Hybrid Derby Pump worn by our client to our first meeting inspired this West 72nd Street apartment. This shoe is a modern twist on the traditional oxford in the form of a high heel, which juxtaposes classic and modern elements. Three modest apartments in this post war building on West 72nd were combined in 2016 to create a 3900-square foot five-bedroom family apartment with an 1800 square foot terrace. The terrace extends along the entire northern elevation of the apartment and has views of Central Park and the Dakota. The living spaces are adorned with a custom silk Edward Fields area rug, a Jean De Merry chandelier, a Hellman Chang dining table, a Studio Van Den Akker suite of dining chairs, a Blackman Cruz credenza, a Regan Hays settee, a pair of INC Shop Venus club chairs, a set of INC Shop modular Gabriella coffee tables, a deep tuft Harvey Probber sectional sofa from Todd Merrill, and a Kyle Bunting cowhide rug. The 72nd Street apartment is a cultivated hybrid. It is both hyper-modern and deeply classical at once. The design balances extreme abstraction and rich classicism. There are decadent, decorative flourishes and super functional strategies. Warm, textured, tactile finishes are combined with glossy slick ones. Clean masculine lines are balanced with intensely feminine touches.