One Hundred Barclay is a coveted NYC address—it was constructed in 1923 and originally known as the New York Telephone Building. It was designated as a landmark in 1999, as it’s recognized as one of the world’s first Art Deco skyscrapers.
For interior designer Amy Kalikow, leaning into the architectural style was key for this space. Her clients, a couple with two children, wanted to create a livable home, where no room would be off limits and friends and family could gather. They also wanted the outdoor space—a Tribeca luxury—to be a sanctuary.
Amy designed the apartment with a neutral palette and bold details in each room. “The design was a juxtaposition of the Art Deco influence,” she explains “Modern and clean but still strong and committed like the building style.”
“We wanted to create a wow from the moment that you walked in,” Amy says. “The trove wallpaper with the birds really brought the entry space to life and let you know you entered someplace special.” The living room was separated into two spaces—a comfy living area for the family to relax, and a more adult-focused area with a custom bar. The kitchen was fully customized, and the adjacent dining area was designed with special lighting. The bedrooms are peaceful yet unique to the inhabitants, reflecting the spirit of the children and the desire for a quiet sanctuary for the parents.
It’s a mostly monochromatic space, but still visually compelling—Amy credits this to the use of texture and selection of artwork, which includes More More More by Thomas Gromas. “There are large and dimensional pieces of art in the living spaces, in addition to a wall of a strategically designed Purely Porcelain ceramic art installation from the kitchen down the hallway. The lighting was also very instrumental in defining each room. We selected interesting, unique, and special pieces for each room.”
The project took a year, and the clients were thrilled. Take a tour in the slideshow.