Though he's known for his cool and restrained rooms, Russell Groves turns out to be the ideal designer to transform a glassy Manhattan duplex into a stylish yet kid-friendly home. But for the owners, that was no surprise.
This house tour originally appeared in the September 2015 print issue of ELLE DECOR.
In the living room of David and Laurie Rosenblatt's Upper East Side Manhattan duplex, which was designed by architect S. Russell Groves, the daybed, covered in an Hermès fabric, and sofa, in a Great Plains fabric, are custom made, the Milo Baughman-style chairs are covered in a Great Plains linen, and the cocktail table is by Roman Thomas; the light sculpture over the piano is by Soledad Arias, the rug is by Fort Street Studio, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Decorators White.
A custom-made Swarovski-crystal light fixture hangs above a stainless steel-and-glass staircase; the bronze spheres are by Hervé Van der Straeten, and the photographs are by Sam Samore.
In the living room, the swivel chairs' upholstery is by Jerry Pair Leather and the vintage ottomans are covered in a Great Plains mohair; the painting is by Jackie Battenfield.
A set of 1954 chairs by Osvaldo Borsani surrounds the custom-made dining table; the light fixture is by Lindsey Adelman, and the painting is by Robert Melee.
The kitchen island and counters are topped with a Caesarstone surface, the Bertoia barstools are by Knoll, and the 1950s pendants are Italian; the refrigerator is by Thermador, and the sink by Elkay has Rohl fittings.
In David's office, a desk by Room & Board is paired with an Eames chair, covered in a Spinneybeck leather, from Design Within Reach; the shelving unit is a custom design, and the Harry Bertoia sculpture was found at Lost City Arts.
A son's bedroom features a bed by DucDuc, a Saarinen Womb chair by Knoll, and a pendant light by Kartell; the map decal is by Dezign With a Z, and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin.
A table and chairs by Jean Prouvé in David's office; the wood sculpture by Mario Dal Fabbro is from Maison Gerard.
The master bedroom's built-in white-oak bed and nightstands are custom made, the bedding is by Calvin Klein Home, and the lamps are by Stephen Gerould.
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