Kelly Wearstler in Tribeca – updated.
In case you missed it, this weeks New York Magazine featured a Tribeca home designed by K-dubs herself. “Rich and sexy” were the instructions she got from the owner. Personally, I cannot figure out what the heck is going on… and the fact that New York Mag only gave us 4 pictures, all of which are weird does nothing to help. Come on, no picture of the living room other than the expansive shot above? The photo of the bedroom is not of the bed? Why so chinchy new york mag?
Here the walls look like antique mirrored but apparrently they are hand-etched glass with silver leaf and that is KWID-designed Lucite dining table. The fixture is by Lindsey Adelman Studio, of course. The walls make it very hard to tell whats happening, but my favorite things about the space are the tall black and white painting, framed by the vintage lamps.
The cerused oak that runs throughout is almost cartoon-y. (Reminds me of the art on the outside of the Novogratz house!) But I do adore the marble sculpture that Kelly designed for the space. Its awesome. The mink chair with horns…well, I could do without.
Ann Thornycroft’s Sankhara V that hangs above the desk in the Master bedroom is the star here for me. And I kind of really like what they did here with the desk and cabinetry here. Its cooky but interesting.
What do you think? Love or hate? I’m confused. She does have a new book coming out, and a new furniture line, so maybe this is a teaser?
Update: one of my anon super secret NYC sources just sent me this:
It’s the other view of the bedroom… And this confirms two things: the apartment is probably way more amazing in person. And 2: channels are the new tufts. I love that bed.