Fox-Nahem finesse

Joe Nahem of NY based Fox-Nahem is one of my favorite interior designers. He has a knack for putting together glamorous apartments full of great art and furnishings. This particular apartment was featured in Interior Design magazine (Feb 08) so I decided to share it with you because its not a magazine that you would normally find great residential features. What was an off the shelf design bought from a developer, Nahem saved from cookie-cutter style blandness.

In the master bedroom a Serge Mouille sconce and vintage parchment covered side tables sit perfectly with a custom upholstered wall and headboard.

Dark silk covered walls in the vestibule make for a very dramatic entrance. The circa 70’s stools are by François Monnet, the painting is by Dirk Skreber.

The entrance hall has a custom silk carpet runner. I love the colour of these walls – the magazine mentions that they are covered in a vinyl wallcovering….I’ve never seen vinyl look this glamorous before!

In the main living area a 50’s Edward Wormley sofa covered in an unexpected damask design face a pair of Paul Tuttle armchairs. I adore how Nahem has injected a sense of history into this new apartment. The walnut fluted architraves (not seen in this pic) and built-in cabinetry are a stroke of genius.

Another view of the living room sees an Adnet lamp with a Vladimir Kagan sofa and Nakashima coffee table.

The TV room, which is a little too shagadelic for my taste, has a painting by Richard Prince and pieces by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm.

The master bathroom is just stunning. I love the combination of tiles and stone, timber and metal. Quite masculine looking – but I’d be more than happy to stand in front of that vanity every morning!

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