A Deborah Butterfield horse watches over a Chai Ming Studios sofa in Cowtan & Tout silk velvet and a coffee table from Dessin Fournir.
Baker’s Deco Classic lounge chairs, covered in Donghia’s heavy cotton boucle, pair with a Lars horn table from Jayson Home in the bar area between the living room and the office. The strong light bouncing off the lake filters through Roman shade fabric by George Spencer Designs.
A teak buffet from Sabina Danenberg Antiques in Miami anchors the dining room. Above it are a vintage mirror from Liz O’Brien and Gaetano Sciolari sconces purchased through 1stdibs. Oly chairs with Moore & Giles teal leather surround a glass-topped table with a labradorite base from Remi Danielle Design in West Palm Beach.
Overlooking Carl Schurz Park, the breakfast nook showcases a Jonathan Adler chandelier over an Oly table. Vintage chairs from Jaydan Interiors are covered in fabric by Lee Jofa Threads.
A pair of Ib Kofod-Larsen chairs from Flessas Design in New York tuck under an antique partners desk in the office. Vintage geometric burl wood side tables from Mecox Gardens harmonize with a modern carpet from The Rug Company.
While the loft has only one bedroom, the den’s custom sleeper sofa, upholstered in Pindler & Pindler linen, unfolds to turn the space into an unofficial second bedroom. A Restoration Hardware chair provides extra seating.
The kitchen, like many of the rooms in this apartment, looks onto Lake Michigan. The homeowners can take in the watery scene sitting in Promemoria’s Caffe chairs from Manifesto while having breakfast at the Christian Liaigre table. Custom lacquer cabinetry provides extra storage.
Inspired by the urban color palette outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, the master bathroom boasts black cabinetry; vibrated, brushed and sandblasted mosaic aluminum floor tiles; and mirror-polished wall tiles– all from Complete Tile Collection.
Contemporary yet casual, the living room’s pale palette of blue, green and white nods to the ocean. A custom sofa by Prestigio Custom Furniture, wearing Great Plains’ Finest Hour fabric from Holly Hunt, joins an Amoeba table by De Bastiani.
The designers of the building, brothers George Blum and Edward Blum, had become famous for blending Arts and Crafts style with the tile, terra cotta and glazed or tinted brick they encountered in Paris while studying architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. “I was impressed with the authenticity of the building–and this unit in particular,” Chiang recalls.
For the living room, Herzlinger created a classic camelback sofa clad in Zoffany velvet from John Brooks Incorporated. She also designed the hand-knotted raised-silk rug with a cut-leaf-and-flower motif. The Gregorius Pineo coffee table is from Kneedler-Fauchere in Los Angeles. A tufted chair wearing Donghia fabric is topped with an antique Aubusson pillow.
The living room’s large J. Pocker mirror with a Flemish-style frame bounces light into the dining area, helping bridge the open areas. Stainless-steel dice stools by Mattia Bonetti, which also double as tables, offer additional reflective surfaces. The steel console is from Holly Hunt and the floor lamps are by Armani Casa; the drapery fabrication was done by Mergence Studios.
Blackman Cruz’s marble-topped Ellipse Op table and more Siren chairs gather under a Couronnes chandelier by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier in the dining room. The kitchen’s marble backsplash is by New Ravenna Mosaics, purchased at Chesapeake Tile & Marble.
The kitchen, dining and living areas are one open space allowing the ocean views to be seen throughout the space. Interior designer Bruce Bierman incorporated furniture made of tropical materials–rattan and bamboo–but modern in look and feel, with oversized armchairs stained dark brown and contemporary, square-shaped lamps from Paris.
In the kitchen, the painted-wood cabinetry with walnut butcher block countertops complements the original ash flooring that was given a gray stain. The stainless-steel backsplash reflects the light coming from the Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort glass pendants hanging over the island.
The library is a gathering space rich with family photos and mementos from their travels. The owners’ existing sofa was reupholstered in a cotton-velvet fabric from Ralph Lauren and paired with a vintage Georgian-style ottoman by Newel.
Robert Rauschenberg’s Japanese Sky I (from the Bleacher series) hangs near a Hollis-designed oak-and-bronze table in the dining space. The Lumiere light fixture by Jean de Merry adds a dynamic note. Dark-hued draperies, made with Christian Liaigre linen from De Sousa Hughes, frame sweeping views of the city.
Bespoke seating in the living room includes Salvagni’s Vittoria sofa in sky blue velvet by Loro Piana, another sofa dressed in Dedar cotton and a barrel chair inspired by Jean Royere’s Polar Bear chair. The clients’ own massive coffee table rests on a custom silk carpet by Misha.