Arch Digest is no stranger to the lofty, featherweight and fancy-pants designer-curated urban dwellings of the world, having shown off Luxembourg pads by Richard Meier and ultra-slick, vacuum-sealed homes of NYC businessmen. This month AD steps inside the apartment of actress Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick on CBS's The Good Wife) turning the lens to the "bright, airy" space NYC designer Vicente Wolf carved for the Emmy-winning actress and her family.
Margulies bought the place, originally a studio and a two-bedroom, with an eye toward flipping, but found herself growing attached to the apartment's "amply proportioned windows" and the "sense of calm" she felt here. As her life got more hectic—she got married in 2007, had a baby in 2008, and started her Good Wife gig in 2009—the attachment to home only got stronger. Despite looking for a bigger place, she found nothing she liked better, and soon called on Wolf to give it an update.
"I'm obsessed with design magazines," she told AD. "And every time I'd get to a room I loved, it was Vicente's. He has this way of making spaces not just beautiful but homey, modern, and useful." In the living room (↑) Wolf gave her a suite of silvers, with a sloping L-shaped sofa in cadet gray and a silvery banquette in the corner.
In the master bedroom (↑), Wolf used a goldenrod wallcovering, then punctuated that warmness with industrial and midcentury pieces, like a mirror from the '50s, an Eero Saarinen womb chair, and a Forguny light fixture by Venetia Studium. More photos, over at AD.