This brand new, high-rise building in Tribeca provided a great canvas for designer Larisa Barton of Soeur Interiors. Her clients, Ashley and Jeff Reitman, wanted the apartment to feel like The Miami Beach EDITION, the hotel where they got married – bright white and modern with natural texture. Ashley and Larisa had a long history (they went to summer camp together as kids!), so it was an easy, nostalgic collaboration.
With 10-foot ceilings and plenty of natural light, the focus could be all about the interiors. “Because of the loft feel and high ceilings, we incorporated oversized items to fit the space, and worked backwards from there,” Larisa explains. “They were decisive about not using any color, so we had to find a way to add warmth in other ways. I’ve had many clients who share these sentiments, so I have experience creating a feeling of comfort in a home without the use of color. With Ashley and Jeff, we did this through textures – layering white textiles and natural woods.”
In the entryway, they kept it quite simple, so you immediately get enveloped by the high ceilings and textured wallpaper. “To soften the clean lines, we added a bench from Oly Studio and a free form mirror to make the space feel a little playful while not taking away from the structure,” Larisa says. This space opens to the living room, where they maximized the seating potential without it feeling cluttered. “My clients have a dog, and this will ultimately be a family home, so we chose a sofa from Interior Define using their performance fabric,” she explains. “We also used these nesting tables from Croft House which takes up less visual space than one large coffee table and people can still access it from all sides of the sofa.”
Moving to the dining area, you’ll see the ‘jewelry’ of the apartment – the hollis + morris lights. “Not only are they beautiful but they also add so much light to a room without recessed lighting,” Larisa says. They staggered them to span the length of the Love House table, another standout piece. “We scoured every source for an oval wood table before Ashley landed on this one. Together the two pieces create an elevated dining situation that is true to the overall vibe of the space – smart and elegant.”
In the bedroom, window treatments and a custom bench by Glamour Decorating bring the final touch of hotel vibes, and also offer a cozy seat for the couple’s dog, Remy. Finally, Larisa brought a bit of personality to the powder room. “If you peek into the powder room you get a fun surprise with the minimalist nude wallpaper,” she smiles. “It is unexpected, yet on theme with the rest of the home.”