When a client requested interiors inspired by Tom Ford and Halston, Messana O’Rorke knew exactly what to do. The firm transformed this Manhattan apartment into a sleek and dramatic residence designed for entertaining.
The dark, masculine colour palette is one of the apartment’s stand-out features. Rich black and greys are used in every room, creating a sense of cohesion. A reclaimed oak floor is stained dark and set in a chevron pattern. Undulating Kenya Black stone is used for the kitchen counter and backsplash. Black lacquer cabinets continue the theme and reflect the city views.
To ensure the moody hues don’t feel oppressive or shrink the space, original walls were removed to create an open floor plan. Pops of colour are wielded sparingly but deftly. Occasional instances of wood, metal, and leather add texture and interest worthy of the great designers who inspired them.