We’re longtime admirers of British designer Lee Broom and whereas London is the town he calls house, he spends loads of time in New York Metropolis for each work and pleasure. Wanting a spot to return to within the evenings after lengthy, hectic days, Broom acquired a duplex house occupying two flooring of the White Road in Tribeca. The sunshine-filled penthouse spans 3,000 sq. toes giving him a spacious backdrop to work with, as this venture marks his first inside design venture since 2015. Whereas Broom is primarily recognized for his fashionable lighting, he was impressed to design a complete assortment of furnishings and equipment only for the penthouse, all of which shall be launching this yr. The area evokes a way of welcoming calm whereas completely exhibiting his impeccable aesthetic seen by means of fantastically curated vignettes. “The factor that appealed to me about this penthouse was that, somewhat than being one expansive area, it had many alternative rooms and areas to discover, which gave me the chance to create vignettes inside every area that each one have their very own private model but nonetheless work inside an overarching design scheme. That is in distinction to my house in London which may be very open plan,” says Broom.
A Hanging Hoop Chair in brushed brass and black Kvadrat wool hangs close to the home windows, excellent for gazing out into the town. If the chair seems to be acquainted, you would possibly bear in mind Beyoncé swinging in a single in her ‘Already‘ video from her ‘Black is King’ visible album.
This explicit house actually appealed to me – it’s a light-filled, 3,000-square foot area, with expansive excessive ceilings and flowing pure mild. The entire constructing had already been extensively and sustainably restored, so from a renovation perspective the therapy was extra beauty, nonetheless we added some new structural particulars such because the chimney breast and hearth encompass and eliminated doorways and archways to open up the area.
The lounge encompasses a monochromatic shade palette accented with brushed brass, gunmetal and matte black. “The focus of the lounge is the brand new White Road couch designed particularly for this atmosphere. It’s an architectural, streamlined, modular piece which may be organized in a number of configurations and is linked by sculpted armrests, nook and facet tables, every produced in white or black ash wooden,” shares Broom. “The couch material is a delicate ivory bouclé which is a pleasant distinction to more durable, picket finish sections. And with its expansive and curved again, the couch seems to virtually float, anchored solely by its connectors. It’s all about stability.”
All through the lounge, varied Lee Broom lights are integrated, together with the Carousel XL chandelier in polished gunmetal, Lens Aptitude in matte black, and Crescent desk lamp. “Additionally showcased on this room are the brand new Tribeca Tables, a sequence of sculptural facet and occasional tables, which mirror the identical floating idea because the couch, showing to defy gravity. Crafted in black silk marble and travertine, its easy spherical tabletop cantilevers over a monolithic sq. base, balancing completely,” says Broom. “The tables even have a stepped element that displays the native structure, particularly the Lengthy Traces constructing, a Seventies brutalist skyscraper that’s seen type my house.”
Refraining from typical pendants that hold above kitchen islands, Broom shows two Tube Lights in Carrara marble and brushed brass. Conserving to the constructing’s dedication to sustainability, all the wooden used within the kitchen is over 300 years previous and the marble is from Vermont’s underground marble quarry.
With views of the terrace and One World Commerce, the eating room is decked out with dramatic blue moiré partitions and gray velvet pleated drapes, alongside polished and brushed stainless-steel accents, like the brand new Lee Broom Musico chairs and round Musico eating desk.
A white Break up mirror and Drunken Facet Desk accent a seating space within the nook of the eating room.
A classic bar from the Eighties that was customized by Steve Chase for the Chase Residence in Laguna Seaside, California, finds a brand new house with Broom.
A classic Sixties mattress fabricated from stainless-steel and brass ended up being too giant for Broom’s house in London however fortunately it’s excellent for his main bed room in New York.
Orion Lights in polished gunmetal hold above an archived couch Broom designed in 2011.
Images by Stephen Kent Johnson.
Styling by Michael Reynolds.