Today will show you an amazing Duplex Apartment in the heart of Manhattan that’s a real ode to Nordic Design. Its decor is so simple and elegant that’s truly amazing.
This is the private residence of Jill Dienst, owner of Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter who before beginning the dealership worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and her investor husband Dan, the former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
As you can see, this amazing and huge duplex apartment that’s located just footsteps from the Hudson River, belongs to one of New York’s most prestigious and biggest antique dealerships specializing in Scandinavian furnishings. That’s why it isn’t’ surprising that this amazing house decor is fully inspired by the Scandinavian style. That’s why this project was stimulating and appealing project to any interior designer.
There is an almost uncanny sense of emptiness and open space, a very Scandinavian feature indeed. The fundamental living area, for example, has white walls, floor, ceiling and window treatments increased with the sculptural shapes of a white vintage Philip Arctander armchair, a white sofa by Stephen Sills and a free-form Joris Laaman cocktail table. An 18th-century stark Swedish chair secures the space in the corner by the fireplace that seems to be just a room for an open fire.
Some of the rooms appear essentially mechanical and cold, including the kitchen with its large pieces of Carrara marble and Basaltina, the laundry room with its Swedish circa-1750 table as the single hint to domestic chores, or the master bathroom with its 20-foot-long Carrara marble countertop and Pawson-designed soaking tub and fittings.
But the key parts in the whole home are not so much the particular items as they are the composition of the surfaces, the symmetries inside the rooms and the position of the light at various times of the day. There is an overall feeling of calm and tranquility, a mood of the story and Scandinavian useful distinction.
So what did you think about this stunning duplex apartment in Manhattan? Did it inspire you to create a luxury and elegant Scandinavian decor?