Gramercy Park area always attracted famous people among them writers such as S. J. Perelman, Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy. In 1926 it was the site of Humphrey Bogart’s wedding.
There has been several conversions of older buildings in the area such as 50 Gramercy Park, 36 Gramercy Park and 18 Gramercy Park (in last phases of completion) And with every conversion newer owners come and renovate those uniquely built Pre-War apartments keeping the detail with a touch of modern design.
That was the case when Elise and Amanda from Elise Som Deisgn Studio where asked to come up with a design for an apartment on Gramercy Park East.
We where involved in the per-construction stage helping to design Curtains for each room and Roman Shades for the Kitchen and Bathroom areas.
For extra convenience the Kitchen shades which had double layer of Solar Shades and blackout Roman Shades where all motorized. When you have so many windows and need to open and close them every day, using a remote control can help a lot.
It was particularly fun seeing Elise and Amanda lay out all the accessories and choosing location for the furniture. Just like an artist or a painter that wonders what color to use next. Placing them in one location, looking from afar then moving it slightly to the right and say voilà (this is just perfect)
Working with high end fabrics also makes much of a difference in the way Curtains lay out or Roman Shade naturally fall in place.
Taking pictures of the result is always a rush project and we never get to be there when all is set and done but here are some work in progress photos.