Fresh Color and a Smart Layout for a New York Apartment
Who lives here: Eddie Lee and his dog, Buddy
Location: Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City
Size: 1,000 square feet (93 square meters); two bedrooms, one bathroom
“I love the custom sectional tufted sofa, designed by me and made by Anatoli’s Restoration in Brooklyn,” Lee says. “It’s perfect for entertaining or for piling up and watching movies.”
The ink on vellum artwork is by Lia Halloran, and for a bright pop of color, Lee brought in a purple Husk chair from B&B Italia. The side table is late 19th-century English from Big Daddy’s Antiques in Los Angeles, and the coffee table is Lucite and glass 1970s American.
Charcoal rug: Patterson Flynn Martin
Shelving to the left of the fireplace allows Lee to creatively display his collections. Arranging the books by color creates a visually appealing element in the room.
Lee’s favorite part about the kitchen is the open living-dining area, which is ideal for entertaining. “The dining table is custom, designed by me and made by Soleil Furniturein Roslyn, New York,” Lee says. “It’s a live-edged bleached teak slab on a counter-height iron base.”
Non Random ceiling pendant: Moooi; chairs: by Calligaris from Jensen-Lewis
The photo is titled Sad Bear byJill Greenberg.
The light fixture is from Morocco The cabinet is 1840s Biedermeier from Niall Smith Antiques.
Photo: Karl Simone
The framed artwork is a rubbing from India that Lee’s mother received as a wedding present.
Gilt pendant: Modern Forms
Atop the dresser is a 1920s American lamp from High Style Deco in New York City. Completing the vignette is a contemporary oil painting by American artist CMarZ fromChristopher Anthony in Palm Springs, California.
Dresser: Restoration Hardware
Bed linens: washed Belgian linen, Restoration Hardware