Archinect recently featured a renovation project that might be the most playfully decorated space in Manhattan's iconic and monied and kinda snooze-worthy Robert A.M. Stern-designed 15 Central Park West. Revamped in 2010 by New York-based design firm D'Aquino Monaco, the apartment isn't quite what you'd expect to find in a building that houses nine former and current Goldman Sachs execs.
The owners of the apartment once jokingly told New York Spaces magazine that they "just wanted something simple and understated." A plaid rug from Tai Ping and two Terry Winters paintings provide a backdrop for the 1940s Italian furniture in the living room (↑).
↑ Fornasetti wallpaper in the kitchen further expresses D'Aquino Monaco's love for all things Italian. Off it lies the bright red library, which also serves as a dining room and den (↓).
D'Aquino Monaco designed the laminate entertainment and storage unit on chrome springs. The ceiling sculpture is by Richard Artschwager, and the orange swivel chairs are B&B Italia (↑).
Custom, geometric crown molding? Walls covered in multicolored fronds? It's like they forgot what building they live in.
· 15 Central Park West [Archinect]
· D'Aquino Monaco Gets Playful Twelve Stories Above Central Park [New York Spaces]