December 3, 2022

“We’ll just repair it up a very little little bit.” Which is what Ashley Stark Kenner imagined when she and spouse Nick, founder and CEO of Just Salad, purchased a town home on New York’s Upper East Facet to make home for their expanding relatives. The landmarked 19th-century setting up experienced a large amount heading for it—generous proportions, a deep yard, and, a rarity amongst town homes, heaps of light-weight. But at their initially assembly with New York–based Lichten Architects, converse speedily shifted to “gut renovation.”

“The façade was the only issue that stayed,” Kenner states now, three many years later on. “For a whilst, we didn’t have a roof. We didn’t have a flooring. We dug out the basement, we added a major floor, we included terraces. If I showed you the in advance of and just after, you’d be like, ‘What?’”

As the senior vice president of layout and creative director at the eight-decades-old textile titan Stark, she realized exactly what she wanted. And with a entirely clean slate, she did not have to compromise. “I experienced a vision, and I stuck with it,” claims Kenner, calling her aesthetic “laid-again, natural, beachy, a minor little bit French.”

Functioning intently with Kenner, architects Andrew Friedman and Kevin Lichten created a ground approach that functioned for household lifestyle and, as Friedman describes, “felt loftlike and present day but however like a conventional town house.” That sensibility extended to the decor, spearheaded by New York organization Aman & Meeks (with a major hand from Kenner herself). —Hannah Martin

The formal residing place was created as the environment for the owners’ frequent gatherings, so Huh spared no price furnishing the space. Beginning from the custom made-made pomegranate-patterned rug, Huh constructed up a rich but cheerful palette of pale oranges, peaches, and delicate pinks. Household furniture-clever, she blended eras, matching pieces like Art Deco Dedar-upholstered Bergère chairs from Karl Kemp with a classic blown glass Murano chandelier and an historic Greek terra-cotta standing Aphrodite, which looks above the custom couch with cloth by Brunschwig and Fils.

Photo: Jacob Snavely

When two born-and-bred West Coasters relocated to New York, their objective was to deliver the sunny environment of a lifetime lived near to the Pacific along with them. To stave off homesickness and continue to be legitimate to their roots, they turned to New York–based designer Youthful Huh to inject breezy California vibes into one particular of the most not likely of spots: a superior-rise towering above a single of Manhattan’s most prized locales—Central Park. “Since the purchasers were relocating, they asked that I keep the style and design quite light-weight, brilliant, and ethereal,” Huh suggests of the few, who moved in buy to accommodate the husband’s career in finance.” The end final result? A handsome Park Avenue pad that completely blends California spirit with a dose of New York drama.