This Layout Staff Reworked a Blank South Finish Living Space


Designer Lisa Tharp generates a South Conclude interior which is as persuasive as its remarkable metropolis views.

Photo by Jared Kuzia

Right before interior designer Lisa Tharp outfitted this residing place in the Lucas, a 33-device condominium residence in a previous 19th-century church, for a pair of youthful pros, it was all about the South Stop views. The inside of the glass-and-metal box, having said that, felt impersonal and cold. “The 28-foot wall was a blank canvas with no fascination,” Tharp claims about the stretch of Sheetrock dealing with the flooring-to-ceiling windows. “Our intention was to remodel that elevation. The look at is magnificent, but the wall required to maintain its have.”

The design and style team collaborated with Contemporary Heritage to create fluted wooden panels punctuated by a focal-place hearth. The traditional architectural detailing, performed in painted wooden, mellows what Tharp phone calls the “Bauhaus severity” of the architecture. She also notes that the polished marble surround reads as artwork thanks to its veining. Unsurprisingly, the hearth is a favored characteristic of the proprietors, who cozy up along with it all winter.

Photo by Jared Kuzia

At the other conclusion of the wall, a bookcase with an asymmetrical configuration of cabinets that channel a midcentury vibe balances the rhythmic texture of the fluting. “There’s a playful breaking of the regulations below by not ordering the bookshelves as flawlessly aligned boxes,” Tharp states. Painted wood panels in the middle showcase a surrealist portrait by Flora Borsi from Lanoue Gallery that Tharp enjoys for its depth of white tones. “It’s as if she is sculpted from plaster,” the designer states.

Vintage Vladimir Kagan sectionals with Lucite legs hover atop a softly carved carpet that unites the long space. “The items are similarly inviting for casual lounging or large-scale entertaining,” Tharp suggests, noting that each functions were essential to the purchasers. The designer also points to the beautiful symbiosis of the home furnishings and architecture. “You are in a glass box floating higher than the city,” she says. The cantilevered sectionals “offer that experience on a micro level.”

The result is a nuanced space that is at the moment polished and peaceful. Most importantly, the layout suits the homeowners, who embody “quiet sophistication and warmth,” Tharp claims. “The outcome reflects them.”

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