From Margaret Everton on July 12, 2010 in New York
Designing an apartment in the Robert A.M Sterna posh hi-rise at 15 Central Park Westmay be intimidating to some, but it also means starting with a magnificent blank canvas. Designer Daniel Barsanti, co-owner of Healing Barsanti Design Studios, was up for the challenge and all too eager to get started. For added inspiration and ideas, Barsanti teamed up with fellow designer Gina Eastman. The main goal was dealing with the two common nuisances of apartment living: city lights and noise from the traffic below. Adding six coats of Benjamin Moores White Dove paint and then topping it off with six coats of lacquer, they created a surface from which light can bounce. Simple furniture pieces and a limited color palette ensure that the views remain the focal point of the room. The sound issue was tackled by including a fair amount of silk and mohair rugs in the design. Textured walls also help block out the noise while calling attention to the couples rotating art collection. A geometric theme takes center-stage in the bedroom, with a metallic weave headboard and a generally neutral color scheme. A posh hi-rise doesnt have to mean a snooty design style. For this apartment, Barsanti was able to create an understated design that concentrated more on the spectacular views rather than over-the-top elegance.