The elegant dining area, accented with a modern chandelier from Rewire,
opens onto a small terrace. For larger dinners, Furth asked Downtown
to design an octagonal faux-parchment dining table that expands to
accommodate as many as twelve. Furth found the vintage Edward
Wormley dining chairs and upholstered them in a blue wool sateen; the
matte-white china was ordered from Muriel Grateau in Paris.
When the sliding resin walls are open, the bedroom and master bath unite
with the rest of the apartment, creating a dramatically different kind of
space. In the bedroom, Furth continued to play with a variety of surfaces,
introducing a painted-and-gilt-leather Italian Chinoiserie screen. Much
of the furniture there is built-in, using the same book-matched walnut. A
1930s chair and ottoman from Blackman Cruz, upholstered in a Rogers
& Goffigon wool-and-cashmere fabric, and a Robert Kuo side table
contribute a luxurious note. "Instead of a headboard, I had the panel
behind the bed upholstered in a linen-velvet from Rose Tarlow, which I
also used on the bed platform," Furth explains.
As the entire master bath wall opens to the rest of the apartment, Furth
carefully considered the fixtures and fittings, which include Patrick Naggar
lamps from Ralph Pucci and a custom bath faucet from Dornbracht. He
added sleek laser-cut limestone countertops and upholstered a side chair
with Holland and Sherry terrycloth.