Fabulous Room Friday 10.17.14

richard mervis

Do you read New York Social Diary? I love reading their NYSD House features and recently came across this tour of designer, Richard Mervis’ apartment through Pinterest. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, this stunning apartment is a duplex that took over ten years to renovate, but the results tell me it must have been worth the wait. While the entire apartment is gorgeous (you can tour the entire home here and get the full scoop on the renovation), I am especially fond of the living room which is incredibly chic and glamorous, but maintains a sense of effortless style.

The room is filled with beautiful and important furnishings: a pair of Jansen loveseats, a 1960s Paul Evans patchwork table, a 1980s Karl Springer coffee table, striking abstract art, a French Breche Violette marble mantle, a custom rug, and a 19th century Chinese coromandel screen to name a few. I could go on and on! The warm, neutral palette really allows each beautiful piece to stand out. I love the abstract art flanking the fireplace (I wish I knew the name of the artist!) and how it plays off of that amazing custom rug. The room is long and sort of narrow, so you’ll notice in the photos below that Mervis masterfully crafted three distinct sitting areas within a single room. The result is not only chic, but perfect for entertaining!

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I am heading to High Point for furniture market today and this room has me really excited about it. I am looking forward to discovering beautiful new things, spending time with friends, and speaking on Domino’s panel about how blogs and social media are transforming design on Sunday, October 19th at 3:30 pm in Market Square Seminar Room 272 along with Mark D. Sikes, Jenny Komenda, and Suzanne & Lauren McGrath. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for sneak peeks and fab finds at Market!

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  1. A mix of perfection, from the important art (Twombly I believe) to the furnishings even that fabulous rug! I can always count on you Paloma! Have a great weekend!

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