Tour A Relaxing Yet Sophisticated Town House in Upper East

We are first attracted by this house because of its color scheme and then the cool textiles and iconic furniture. The town house is owned by textile scion Ashley Stark Kenner and her husband Nick, founder and CEO of Just Salad. The landmarked 19th-century building had a lot going for it—generous dimensions, a deep backyard, and, a rarity among town houses, lots of light. But at their first meeting with New York–based Lichten Architects, talk quickly shifted to “gut renovation.” Here are our favorites after the renovation.

Living Room

In the living room of Ashley Stark kenner’s Manhattan home, 1957 Pierre Jeanneret chairs and a custom sofa surround a Kelvin LaVerne cocktail table. Artworks by Julian Schnabel, Brent Wadden, and Damien Hirst. © 2020 Julian Schnabel / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2020
 Douglas Friedman

We love the laid-back feel in this living room. The vintage mirror, ornate mantle and pink & purple flowers bring in a sense of sophistication and classicism to this light-filled living room. The curved sofa, the round coffee table soften the space and relax whoever just enters this room.

Countertops by Artistic Tile and oak floors from LV wood.

This living room bar is such a killer. The reserved palette continues here to create a very soothing atmosphere for people to chill out here.

In the kitchen, painted Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White, the appliances are by Gaggenau, sink by 
Dornbracht, and chairs from Mecox
 Douglas Friedman

The wicker dining chairs add organic and natural element to the space to make this kitchen/eat-in space warm and inviting.

In Ashley Stark Kenner’s dressing room, Issey Miyake pendant lights hang above a custom island and shearling carpet from Stark.

Who wouldn’t love to have a glamorous walk-in closet? The brass hardware on the island and closet doors add a touch of glamor to the space.

In the library, painted in Benjamin Moore’s CobbleStone Path, a custom bookcase and sofa envelop a Willy Rizzo cocktail table. Moroccan rug from Stark. Hanging light by Apparatus. Art by Richard Estes.

We love this cozy grey and dark blue library enveloped–moody, romantic and handsome.

Harmonious textiles—hand-loomed Stark carpet, hemp wall covering by Maya Romanoff, and Holland & Sherry fabrics on the custom bed and banquette—cocoon the main Bedroom. 1930s Venetian chandelier. 

The grey-on-grey scheme in this master bedroom is elegant and calming. It is always such a great idea to have a corner chaise or sectional to wind down after a long day.

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