Marlys Tokerud and her team of designers, including Courtney Blair and Lindsay C. Robinson, made a daring move by transforming a bedroom suite into a contemporary pied-à-terre and studio. “Our vision for the two spaces was a small apartment where a world traveler, writer and art enthusiast could retreat to work,” says Tokerud. Rich gray walls and monochromatic felt floorcoverings pop the white and bright yellow of the furnishings. Hand- painted window scrims bring pattern and texture to the windows, as do the “poetry” chairs flanking a sculptural glass table in the work space. The modern theme is carried through to the lighting with the selection of two unusual chandeliers—a steel-and-chrome fixture for one area and a glassy dome with plaster floral decoration for the other. To complete the vision, Tokerud installed a cubicle shelf packed with items that could have been collected by the world traveler for which the suite was designed.