Skyline View Penthouse

Midtown, New York

Skyline view from a midtown penthouse in New York.

The Ultimate Cocktail Lounge-Come-Home

This Midtown New York penthouse apartment was developed by US-based real estate investment company the Moinian Group and designed by an architectural team comprising GHWA architects and Thomas Balsy Associates as part of the Sky development. Offering the ultimate in NYC luxury, the 71-story high-rise building with luxury interior design apartments sits a stone’s throw from the Hudson Yards district as well as the city’s best theatres, restaurants and art galleries. Our client commissioned us to design a unique concept for the space within this luxury property development. Our vision was to create the ultimate cocktail lounge-come-home – a space to entertain, relax and spend quality time away from the hubbub of New York. We developed an interior design scheme which would serve as a strong entertaining space while enjoying the Manhattan skyline views.

Metallic Accents and Mid-Century Design Silhouettes

We furnished the space with varnished wooden furniture, chic metallic accents and mid-century silhouettes for a modern yet classic feel. We opted for a statement-making sofa from Christophe Delcourt which stood out against the silk patterned rug from Stark Rugs. The leather frame with jewel blue velvet and burnt orange silk cushions ties in with the colours in the Alexander Calder painting which is displayed above it. We sourced several antique pieces of furniture, including lamps and a glass coffee table from Alfie’s market in London and a mid-century, retro, original Danish daybed. A console and side tables made from Venetian glass and brass inlay add a touch of glamour and sophistication.

A silk rug grounds this living room with jewel tones to compliment the Alexander Calder art hanging above the sofa.
A Mondrian style glass and brass cabinet creates a focal point in the living room. A venetian glass console.

Abstract Art Determined Accent Colours for the Design Scheme

We hung abstract art on the walls to determine the accent colours of the space. Splashes of red were used for a timeless yet opulent feel. In combining savoury mustards, navies, clarets and greys, we created a serene, calming space that exhibited an unequivocally modish aesthetic. More statement pieces of furniture and furnishings were sourced to accent the bedroom including bevelled mirrors framing the bed and rosewood bedside cabinets. In a city like New York where square feet are at a premium, making the most of space is invaluable. We decided to distinguish a desk and seating area within the principal bedroom. A vintage wingback armchair in repeated grey and blue geometric patterns reflects the colour choices for the room. We opted for a Princeton desk by Hugues Chevalier in black lacquered wood and leather for a sumptuous and masculine feel.

A study and seating area are incorporated into this bedroom.

When I was transferred to New York at short notice, I needed a designer to take care of the design and planning my new apartment in Midtown New York. Brian was given very short notice to design a consistent and functional layout to meet the move-in deadline. Brian was able to develop innovative solutions to the challenges in order to achieve an exceptional look and feel for my New York home.

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A black lacquered Hugues Chevalier Princeton desk creates a study area in the corner of a principle bedroom. A geometric pattern wingback armchair in the corner of the principle bedroom.
The view from the principle bedroom in a Manhattan Penthouse with a masculine colour palette.

Awe-Inspiring Views

The USP of this property was the floor-to-ceiling windows which provided the awe-inspiring views of the city skyline. From the peaceful hue of a New York morning to the golden glow of the setting sun, and the twinkling lights of the nighttime, the appearance of this home was ever-changing, evoking different moods throughout the day.

Dramatic tall bronze framed mirrors stand behind antique rosewood beside tables. Calder art hanging over a Christophe Delcourt sofa in this living room.

Top 100 International Designer

For our work on this project, our interior design studio was included in the Top 100 International Interior Designers in the Interior Design Review 2017, were shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards, 2018 and were finalists at the SBID International Design Awards 2018.

An antique brass and glass console table sits in front of a entrance wall covered in Arte International wallpaper. A modern brass desk creates a study area in the corner of a bedroom.
A custom geometric silk rug from Stark Carpet.

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At Designed by Woulfe we take the time to understand our clients’ wishes so that we can tailor our interior design services to the individual requirements of each project.

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  • Eu property awards 2021 winner
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  • BHA finalist 2020
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