White Palette, Artful Touches Brighten An NYC Abode


contemporary hallway large mirror marble

Awash with light, a symmetrical space connects the living and dining rooms inside designer Jennifer Post's revamped Upper West Side apartment. A Joan Miro print is reflected in the over-scale mirror, a new architectural detail intended to emphasize the feeling of openness and freedom found throughout the residence. Underneath is a marble piece by Judy Kensley McKie from Pritam & Eames gallery.

contemporary living room fireplace chandelier...

Barry Flanagan bronzes from Christie's dance on the living room hearth, which is covered in Corian. The fireplace is by HearthCabinet. Facing it are a custom Desiron coffee table and a Lazzoni sectional; the arrangement rests on a custom Doris Leslie Blau rug. The white armchair in the style of Gio Ponti is from 1stdibs Gallery. On the wall is a Robert Motherwell work. Lighting the scene is a David Weeks Studio chandelier.

contemporary painting cabinet bronze sculpture

Post, an avid art collector, hung a Russell Sharon acrylic painting above a wall-mounted Cappellini cabinet topped with a Lynn Chadwick bronze sculpture. Throughout the apartment, large slabs of honed Bianco Dolomiti marble from Pro Design cover the floors.

contemporary white kitchen white cabinetry...

Defined by custom white lacquer cabinetry from Bilotta, the kitchen's minimalist flavor complements the rest of the home. The counters and desk are clad with a Cambria surface. The desk chair is Jensen-Lewis, the oven is Miele, and the range is Gaggenau.

contemporary white dining room chandelier

The formal dining room seamlessly integrates into the rest of the home. Here, Calligaris chairs pull up to the Paul Ferrante dining table. Above is a David Weeks Studio chandelier, while below is a custom Doris Leslie Blau rug. A Callum Innes oil from Sean Kelly Gallery injects drama into the space.

contemporary study yellow accents

Bursts of sunny yellow yield a playful vibe in the multifunctional study; the Crate & Barrel pullout sofa can turn the space into a cozy guest room when needed. The desk chair is Calligaris. Underfoot is a custom Patterson Flynn Martin rug.

contemporary bedroom blue oil artwork...

Post's bedroom, which receives eastern light in the morning, features a large Jacqueline Humphries oil from Greene Naftali gallery that sets the stage for the blues in the space. Underneath is a custom bench from Desiron. Photographs by Arnold Newman and André Villers from Karl Kemp Antiques rest on the shelf.

contemporary bedroom periwinkle accents

A Lazzoni bed is dressed with RH linens in the master bedroom; flanking it are Koncept lamps from Gracious Home on custom nightstands. The crisply tailored custom armchair is from Rumrunner Home. Another custom silk Doris Leslie Blau rug covers the floor.

It was time to get personal.

After living in her Upper West Side home for 20 years, designer Jennifer Post decided it was time to customize her Apthorp building apartment to reflect her style.

“Finally, I had the time to do a gut renovation for myself and do full custom interiors that reflect my aesthetic: clean, crisp, soft yet elegant,” she says. “I’ve never lived in an apartment that I completely designed myself from the studs.”

The yearlong overhaul saw some layout changes–the former site of the master bedroom transformed into a walk-in closet, for example–as well as the incorporation of Post’s dream flooring: oversize slabs of Bianco Dolomiti marble.

A soft-white color palette carries throughout the home, accented by pops of color from decor accessories and the designer’s impressive contemporary art collection. The furniture pieces, too, play into the minimalist vibe of the space, while still keeping the rooms inviting.

“I only select extremely comfortable pieces–which, after my years doing this, I know how to choose very well,” says the design veteran.

The result is a bright, clean retreat where both homeowner and guests can find refuge after a long day.