When Fischer and Spencer, the homeowners of this incredible 4000-square-foot apartment in TriBeCa first purchased it, it was a space that needed to be infused with plenty of personality. The all-white walls, in such a high-ceilinged apartment, made it feel cold – completely the opposite of the vibrant eclectic style that they were looking for. Fischer is an artist and therefore wasn’t afraid of color or a dynamic play on materials. She wanted her new home to feel grand, yet comfortable, and therefore turned to interior designer Nicole Fuller to transform her space. The designer’s fearless approach to residential design meant that she was the perfect fit for the project.
“Fischer and Spencer wanted their home to be a creative space where there is room to be elevated yet relaxed and not too precious,” Nicole shared. “They love color and envisioned a dynamic palette that’s also timeless.” The apartment came with original hardwood flooring and blackened framed windows. However, Nicole switched out the wooden window sills with a honed black Carrara marble to infuse the space with stand-out details. “We used lots of reflective materials to accentuate the wonderful ceiling height complemented by a built-in bookshelf and a dramatic black kitchen with an antique mirror backsplash,” she said. “To complement the couple’s vivacious personality, we peppered organic woods with pops of color and metallic throughout the home.”
As a couple, Fischer and Spencer were pretty much on the same page for the home’s design direction except for perhaps the color choice for the walls in the bedroom. “It took Spencer some convincing to use a nude pale pink paint in the bedroom as he was worried the room would feel too feminine, so we layered with rich wood furnishings and grounded the space with a navy mohair rug,” Nicole explained. “The result was the perfect balance of masculine and feminine with a romantic vibe that both Spencer and Fischer enjoyed.”
From one room to the next, each space is characterized by its own aesthetic – a teal and pink drawing-room, a great room with a crimson sofa and Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug, as well as one of the most significant spaces for Fischer: her art studio. “My vision was to make their apartment feel inspiring with room for a creative flow,” the designer said. “Their home doubles as Fischer’s art studio where she creates her work and also entertains her clients. I wanted her to be inspired every day waking up in a space that was casually elegant. When the project was finished, they were completely obsessed with it. Their home turned out better than their wildest dreams, they never want to leave!”