Union Square Apartment

The client, a young banker, was thrilled to purchase this first apartment in New York City overlooking bustling Union Square.

With some small architectural changes to the original layout Glenn Gissler Design was able to improve the functionality of the open floorplan, while creating a warm and inviting interior.

A new wall added between the kitchen and living room allowed for additional storage in the kitchen while added a discrete place to install a large television. The new living room configuration allowed for a 10’ sofa perfect for lounging and entertaining for the young client.

Since the dining area also services as the arrival point into the apartment, it required a balance of form and function. The space is anchored by a custom banquette and a walnut topped dining table combined with a sculpture modern pendant by Pallucco and a pair of equally angular geometric gouache paintings by Doug Holst.

The new living room configuration allowed for a 10’ sofa perfect for lounging and entertaining. A durable stone coffee table was used and tailored pin-striped area rug was used to define the space.

At the far end of the living room, a grid of framed original Rorschach inkblot plates were installed on the warm grey walls and a modernist Italian recliner is a sophisticated alternative to a Barcalounger for watching the game.

A sculptural chair made from rustic planks of wood adds interest to the otherwise modern sitting area.

In the Master Bedroom, a large blackened-steel bedside table offers ample room for a tableau of globe-inspired objects, including a metal embossed Indian trunk and African currency. A large framed mirror was strategically placed above the bed to reflect the view of Union Square Park and a lithograph by Bryan Hunt was leaned on the ledge behind the bed.