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Fifth Avenue, NYC
This 4,300-square-foot apartment occupies half a floor in the prewar building that was once the posh Stanhope hotel-now transformed by the Extell Development Company into luxury condominiums with the ambience of the great Manhattan residences of the 1920's. The buyers have three school-age children, and what the family needed more than anything else was a place off the kitchen where the kids could hang out. There was only one solution, according to MR Architecture + Decor president David Mann: A "feeling of fun, nothing overly serious."
"As we went shopping, the wife gravitated toward these shiny objects," Mann continues. The younger daughter's room, pink patent leather covers the tufted headboard, and pink ribbon crisscrosses the ivory upholstered walls. The designer pairs a custom Silver Lining Pendant by Helen Gifford and a mono-print by Polly Apfelbaum.