After a two-year search throughout the New York area, the recent ‘empty nesters’ found themselves returning to Hoboken.
With its ample light and panoramic river views, this luxury high rise was much different from their quiet suburban home in Cincinnati where they had raised their girls. Initially looking for a ‘refresh’, the project expanded to a kitchen remodel in addition to other upgrades throughout.
We talk to Joan Enger about the design project.
They had been living with temporary furniture and were excited to furnish their sleek space in a sophisticated, grown up manner. They understood and appreciated the custom options that we presented, which made for an easy partnership. The majority of the furnishings were original, and we enjoyed helping them select most of their artwork. The couple were decisive, professional, appreciative and fun to work with.
We kept the details more textural and understated to allow the breath-taking views to be the hero of the space.
The hallway sets the stage for the palette and subtle elegance throughout. The wallcovering is by Holland & Sherry and almost looks like a watercolor. The console is a custom faux linen hand painted finish and the hand forged mirror is from Aura of Chelsea, London.
As the floor plan is open, we treated each space individually and collaboratively at the same time. It was especially important for there to be a cohesive visual thread throughout. The living room is sophisticated yet relaxed since this serves as their main living area.
The oversized glass and walnut coffee table and tufted sofa are custom designs. The chairs are vintage Dunbar recovered in a textural Holly Hunt velvet. The oversized Elizabeth Coyne oil painting punctuates the room, while not upstaging the skyline views.
The dining room features a Robert James solid oak table with custom dining chairs. At the client’s request, we added a coordinating custom café table for their morning coffee and newspaper. The space was further articulated with the addition of a custom, linear pendant which the contractor needed to carefully make possible within concrete slabbed ceilings.
The kitchen was re-worked with the help of a local architect. The space was opened to to allow a more functional access way. The waterfall slab is Luce di Luna quartzite and the textured painting by Jorge Caliguiri proudly hangs between the windows.
The master bedroom featured panoramic views, so we designed a glass and wood floating desk to keep things light. We covered the walls in a pale green grass cloth and mixed creamy lacquer finishes with grey washed cerused oak throughout. The vintage Laurel Lamps were one of the first things we purchased for the room.
Photographer/ Christian Harder
Interior design/ J. Patryce Design