Inside designer Kelly Behun simply launched a brand new Dwelling Gallery idea that includes a four-bedroom residence absolutely furnished by Behun herself. The venture lives inside 1228 Madison Avenue, an Higher East Facet luxurious constructing designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), set only one block from the Guggenheim Museum and Central Park. The unique residential constructing consists of 14 full-floor flats and one duplex penthouse housed behind classical particulars typical of a RAMSA-designed exterior. Behun’s award-winning design aesthetic is an ideal complement to the constructing’s conventional facade, as seen in every room the place she curated a collection of trendy + whimsical furnishings, decor and art work, a lot of which is shoppable via 1228madison.com.
I designed the interiors to be heat and stylish, utilizing timeless design parts and wealthy, tactile supplies that are rooted within the language of classical structure and that fantastically replicate the outside designed by legendary Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Each element throughout the Dwelling Gallery house has been rigorously chosen to create an atmosphere that feels stylish but cozy.
– Kelly Behun
The Dwelling Gallery is decked out with furnishings reflecting Behun’s eclectic but impeccable style, together with customized, collectible and available objects that embody Herman Miller, Gucci Décor, Wendell Citadel, Casey McCafferty and DLV Designs, together with ceramics made by Dobrinka Salzman, Sunshine Thacker, Paul S. Briggs and Hostler Burrows. All through the rooms, you may spot Behun’s current lighting assortment with Hudson Valley Lighting, new, customized rugs through her collaboration with The Rug Firm, and equipment from L’Objet – all obtainable for buy. “As an extension of my assortment for The Rug Firm, the Dwelling Gallery incorporates a capsule assortment of 4 new rugs designed completely for 1228 Madison Ave, and which can be found on the market to most people. The dimensions and colours of every rug could be utterly custom-made to suit any house,” she says.
Behum, who’s an avid artwork collector, partnered with Mellyn, Dvorkin & Monrow Artwork Consultants (MDM) to curate a spread of artwork items that complement the interiors. Artists included within the design embody Ricci Albenda, Ellsworth Kelly, Dashiell Manley, Ken Worth, Anish Kapoor, Mary Obering and Rob Wynne, all of which could be inquired about on the web site.
I’m an avid collector of ceramics of all types and I’ve an admiration for the artists who create them. Sunshine Thacker is one among my newest obsessions. Her trendy, playful tackle lighting and furnishings belies her warrior-like focus and willpower to push the boundaries of what clay can do. I used her “Timpani” lamp within the Nice Room.
– Kelly Behun
Images by Nicole Franzen.