Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Fox-Nahem finesse

Joe Nahem of NY based Fox-Nahem is one of my favorite interior designers. He has a knack for putting together glamorous apartments full of great art and furnishings. This particular apartment was featured in Interior Design magazine (Feb 08) so I decided to share it with you because its not a magazine that you would normally find great residential features. What was an off the shelf design bought from a developer, Nahem saved from cookie-cutter style blandness.


In the master bedroom a Serge Mouille sconce and vintage parchment covered side tables sit perfectly with a custom upholstered wall and headboard.

Dark silk covered walls in the vestibule make for a very dramatic entrance. The circa 70's stools are by François Monnet, the painting is by Dirk Skreber.

The entrance hall has a custom silk carpet runner. I love the colour of these walls - the magazine mentions that they are covered in a vinyl wallcovering....I've never seen vinyl look this glamorous before!

In the main living area a 50's Edward Wormley sofa covered in an unexpected damask design face a pair of Paul Tuttle armchairs. I adore how Nahem has injected a sense of history into this new apartment. The walnut fluted architraves (not seen in this pic) and built-in cabinetry are a stroke of genius.

Another view of the living room sees an Adnet lamp with a Vladimir Kagan sofa and Nakashima coffee table.

The TV room, which is a little too shagadelic for my taste, has a painting by Richard Prince and pieces by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm.

The master bathroom is just stunning. I love the combination of tiles and stone, timber and metal. Quite masculine looking - but I'd be more than happy to stand in front of that vanity every morning!

5 comments:

Haf said...

That's a great light fixture in the bathroom. Excellent setup..but seriously, the white chair is too shagadelic??

Suzy said...

Haf - you are the first friend to actually leave a comment! The chair is not too shagadelic, more the carpet. Guess I should have been more specific!

My Notting Hill said...

great post - I'm comtemplating painting a room a deep brown and this has given me encouragement.

Suzy said...

Go for it Notting Hill!

Cemua said...

Hey great post ! 'Not sure I could live there but I'd like having Serge Mouille lightings...