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13 focus Refresh your kitchen with designs that suit your lifestyle. 22 tEch tAlK Ryan Herd talks kitchen technology. 25 DEsign notEbooK A feature wall in unexpected materials can transform your kitchen. 28 color whEEl Martin Kesselman shares the secrets of monochrome color. 32 locAvorE Clean cocktails with seasonal ingredients. 34 light AnD DArK Contrasting kitchens by designer Paris Forino. 38 high lifE Andre Kikoski designs the model apartments—and a new line of hardware—for One Hudson Yards.

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42 ÉlÉgAncE grisE An elegant Central Park West apartment by designer John Douglas Eason.

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We hope you enjoy our first issue of GPS Living Magazine. If you aren’t already familiar with our kitchen and bath showrooms that blanket New Jersey, let me introduce you to GPS. We are a family-owned plumbing, heating, and cooling distributor with roots back to 1910 at our original location in Bayonne, NJ. With 11 kitchen & bath showrooms (and 17 branches overall), we stretch from North Jersey in the NYC metro area suburbs to the Jersey Shore and now to the furthest stretches of western Jersey with our newest showroom in Flemington. One of these 11 showrooms is our Kohler Signature Store in Paramus, NJ featuring the best environment to experience all of the Kohler brands, including Kallista, Robern, Kohler Surfaces, Ann Sacks and more. Throughout the pages of this issue, we have a dedicated focus on the latest in kitchen design: the newest products, cabinetry, countertop, and tile trends, and a number of design stories all centered around the kitchen. In Tech Talk (page 30), Deborah Martin explores the recent tech wave to reach the kitchen shores, and in Material Connection (page 15), we offer a mosaic of styles for your next kitchen project. Flip this issue over to read our Kohler Signature Store section and explore pages of Kohler kitchen faucet and sink options. “With all of these resources available at your local GPS showroom, we are your New Jersey source for all kitchen remodeling. Carrying and displaying the industry’s best cabinetry brands with a full offering of styles and price points, GPS can provide a one-stop shop for your kitchen project - including cabinetry, plumbing, countertops, hardware, and lighting. use our first issue as a resource for your ongoing design inspiration for your home or other spaces. We would love to serve you and show you how we can deliver the details and the imagination needed for your next project.”

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Sonneman’s Counterpoint Six lED light pendant (above) is shown in a Satin Black finish. The Starmark cabinetry kitchen features the Fairhaven inset door style in a quarter sawn oak finished in Pearl with a bronze glaze. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com

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THIS PAGE: 1. Symphony chandelier by corbett Lighting adds a bit of drama to any space. Finished in gold leaf. 2. The Estee chandelier, from hudson Valley Lighting’s Mitzi collection, features opal etched shades and an aged brass body. 3. Sonneman’s Planes cantilevered pendant light features aluminum with an lED flatpanel. Shown in Satin Black. 4. hudson Valley Lighting’s Mitzi collection includes the Bianca table lamp which features a round opal etched glass shade and a metallic frame. OPPOSITE: 1. liaison by Kelly Wearstler Mosaics for ann Sacks includes Clemente, a unique design in Jaune Blend. 2. Studium’s ready-to-ship Dominion collection includes the ludlow Blue mosaic featuring Calacatta Oro honed marble and Pacifica blue honed marble with Gold Glass. 3. India Mahdavi’s additions to Bisazza’s Contemporary Cement Tiles collection includes this mesmerizing pattern in black and white. 4. Onice Bella Rosa stone tile from aBc Stone comes in the standard polished and honed finishes. Each stone’s pattern varies due to its unique nature. 5. Artist Erica Tanov’s collection of tiles for cle includes Sanya, a fun and flirty cement tile. 6. Paris ceramics’ Magicians Box tiles in marble add a graphic yet elegant touch underfoot. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com

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1. The Estee chandelier, from hudson Valley Lighting’s Mitzi collection, features opal etched shades and an aged brass body. 2. Dekton by cosentino’s Industrial collection includes Nilium, a new sophisticated shade inspired by silver metal. 3. akdo takes the hexagon shape to new heights with tiles featuring stone and glass accents. Perfect for kitchens and baths. 4. One by kallista includes the sleek, deck-mount bridge kitchen faucet with lever handles. Shown in a Gunmetal finish.kitchens and baths. 5. The Jeton pull-down faucet, by designer Bill Sofield for kallista , features a higharch spout and multiple spray options. Shown in Black Nickel. 6. havwoods’ new Hand Grade collection includes Shanklin, a wide plank engineered wood flooring in warm tones. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com

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1. Troy Lighting’s Cubist chandelier is finished in bronze gold leaf and stainless steel. 2. kraftmaid’s Maple Coastal Kitchen cabinetry comes in a variety of colors, including lagoon and Moonshine—both perfect for summer living. 3. The Moroccan-inspired Idris collection by Ait Manos Mosaics for ann Sacks includes Azilal, a handmade

and hand-glazed terra cotta tile in green. 4.Bacchus by kallista is a chic, high-arch

entertainment basin/bar faucet shown in brushed nickel. 5. ann Sacks’ Versailles Revolution Field Tile includes the modern Argyle design in Silver light. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com

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1. The Align series from moen is clean and modern, with superb functionality. The pull-down faucet boasts an aerated stream, as well as a power-rinse mode. 2. elkay’s Custom Stainless Solutions allows customization of sinks and sinktops, with choices including stainless steel guage, sink sizes, and drain locations. 3. From Brizo , the litze series is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, with clean lines and details such as knurled or industrial style levers. . 4. rohl offers the Perrin & Rowe Holborn Bridge faucet with lever handles in chrome, shown, and a variety of elegant finishes. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com

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2. The Crosstown stainless steel farmhouse sink by elkay reimagines a traditional style. The apron front is interchangeable and comes in a mix of colors. 3. newport Brass’ Chesterfield Pot Filler comes in 27 unique finishes, and is constructed of solid brass. 4. Essie, by moen features Wave touchless technology for hands-free operation, and comes in finishes including Mediterranean Bronze, shown here. 5. The Italian Campo Bridge 3-leg faucet from rohl , is an elegant option, shown here with Rohl’s luxury Black stainless steel sink. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com

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voice-controlled faucet can follow simple commands to turn on and off, and can dispense measured amounts of water. It also monitors water usage, and alerts through its own app when unusual usage is detected.

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In today’s tech-obsessed world, the words “smart home” are becoming commonplace, from DIY big box stores to luxury showrooms and design ateliers. Ryan Herd, CEO of 1 Sound Choice and author of Join the Smart Home Revolution , says, “Today, pretty much everything you purchase will have some kind of smart element to it. The question is,

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According to Herd, everything is possible, from a smart tray for your eggs in the fridge, to the ability to control your entire kitchen from one device. Somewhere in the middle is where most consumers will land. “Right now, there are a lot of cool gadgets on the market, like a home brewery where you can decide the type of beer you want, order up the ingredients, and then put them into the machine.” The venerable crock pot has also evolved. He says, “In the old days, you put the ingredients in and you had to start the machine before you left the house. If it was done by 4pm but you didn’t get home until six, you had an overcooked meal. Now, you can place everything in the machine and start it two hours later from your smart phone.”

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way to reduce the risk is to stay with name brands like Kohler, Samsung, GE Monogram. These companies have security protocols in place. But the consumer needs to take responsibility as well, by creating secure passwords. Reading the instructions and agreements is also key. Some appliances are defined to be communicating all the time. Herd advises consumers to turn those defaults off, and always choose the highest privacy settings. According to Herd, this is only the beginning. “Today we have a lot of the techy gadgets. Tomorrow, we will be incorporating artificial intelligence. Imagine that your pantry and your refrigerator can be designed to know and understand how much product you have, and how much you need to cook your evening meal.” He continues, “Then imagine that you want to make a rice dish but you are out of rice. Your pantry sends a list to your grocery store, and the ingredients are delivered in time to prepare your meal.” He says, “Technically, what we are living through now is called the ‘digital transition.’ As we go forward, more things are going to be smart-equipped. We are at a stage now where humans and technology are evolving together.”

But the countertop items are just the tip of the iceberg. Smart refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers are now commonplace. Even kitchen faucets have joined the lineup. A smart dishwasher or kitchen faucet can be equipped with leak detectors. Herd says, “I have kids. If the kitchen faucet is running for a long time, I get a notification. likewise with the dishwasher, if there is a leak, I’m getting pinged. These are really effective ways to incorporate smart technology.” Another place that smart technology advances are impacting kitchen design is in the lighting category. In a large kitchen there might be five or six sources of light: inside and under cabinets, task lighting, pendants, ceiling lights. Without smart technology, those lights would be controlled individually with a lineup of wall switches. Says Herd, “Now you can centralize all the lights on one small keypad. It looks good, and it’s easy to manage. This will impact kitchen design in a positive way.” But, what about hacking? It’s a topic that is on everyone’s mind. Says Herd, “Basically there are two rules. Anything that can be connected will be connected. And anything that can be hacked, will be hacked.” One

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As modern life has changed, so has design, and nowhere is that more evident than in the home’s central hub, the kitchen. Even in traditional design and architecture, kitchens are often open and inviting, incorporating dining and relaxed seating areas, as well as the more functional cooking and food storage necessities. If you want to eschew the neutral colors and white subway tile of the more traditional kitchen, a feature wall can really add WOW factor to the most popular room in the house. Focusing on one wall is cost efficient, and for those who fear making a huge design commitment, it offers a chance to try something new in a limited way. One wall is easier to change than an entire room. Showcasing a feature wall in the kitchen can add drama and sophistication, or an element of fun. Because you are using materials in a smaller area, you can incorporate some over- the-top graphic elements that won’t overwhelm the room as they would if used on a larger scale. Mosaics and tile come in a brilliant array of color and pattern, and can move away from the traditional backsplash to the wall behind the breakfast nook, for example, or can add drama to a bar area. Besides tile, there are also innovative engineered surfaces, like aluminum art panels that can be easily affixed to add high drama. Andwallpaper ismaking amajor comebackwith fresh patterns, bright colors, and elegant—and surprising —textures. A statement wall doesn’t have to overwhelm the space; it can simply frame a chosen area with a covering of your choice.

ABOVE: Duet Hexagon by ann SackS partially covers a wall behind a kitchen island, adding visual interest and texture. BOTTOM: Draw attention to the bar area and add sophistication and shine, with ann SackS’ Paire marble tiles in black and brass. For more information please visit www.gpsliving.com As with any design element, strong graphic elements are best used sparingly. Being selective is key to success—one feature wall in a kitchen/living area is probably enough, but don’t be afraid to add spice and wit to your kitchen design. It’s the perfect place to make a statement. strong grAphiC ELEMEnts ArE bEst usEd spAringLy. bEing sELECtiVE is KEy to suCCEss— Depending on the finish, color, or pattern, a feature wall can enlarge a small space, or can help to define an area in an open plan room. Dark colors can help add depth and drama, while a bright, colorful pattern can make an area pop. using harmonizing elements—color, pattern, material—can tie the wall into the design in the adjoining rooms, so that living and dining areas blend seamlessly. Similarly, vertical texture or pattern can accentuate already high ceilings, or add height to lower ceilings. Getting creative on one wall also helps draw attention away from other areas of the room. If a window offers a dark and uninteresting view, create a new focal point with something bright and cheerful on an opposite wall. In some cases, adding a feature wall can also make a large open space more cozy and inviting.

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TOP: Add ethereal color to the backsplash and beyond with aluminum panels in Acrylic Colors, from STudium. BOTTOM lEFT: Kimono from the Domino collection by éLiTiS is screen-printed and inspired by early wallpapers that were made using wood block printing. BOTTOM RIGHT: Anambas from the Trancoso collection by éLiTiS is made from mother-of-pearl, shells, and recycled teak, and assembled in a checkerboard pattern. It is supplied in a kit of nine panels, making it easy to install on a feature wall.

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Martin Kesselman of InColour in TriBeCa—who recently created his own custom white paint for Farrow & Ball— unlocks the mystery of a monochrome color scheme. Kesselman chose three color palettes and described his approach to each. how would you define monochrome when it comes to interior color? mk: A monochromatic color scheme by definition is derivative of one particular color, but there’s definitely room to experiment, using warmer or cooler colors and mixing them to create a harmonious room. Whether you are going with lights, jewel tones, or darks, the key is to create a balanced feel, something that is complete. You want the color to surround you. When you do a room this way it has an infinite feel to it. When people think of monochrome, they often think of whites and light colors but it can be any color really. Whatever we are doing, we are trying to create balance. You can play in darks, lights, jewel tones, and you want to find that sweet spot. The choice of a single color, which can be an emotional trigger, brings everything together in a room. how would you deal with a light palette so that it doesn’t become boring? mk: I would lean towards the greys, such as Farrow & Ball’s Dimpse. Ammonite, and Pavillion greys, mixed with Elliyah, which is the white I developed for them. It works in a room especially where a client has a lot of art. Grey isn’t going away, and there is a lot of variation. For example, Ammonite is really part of the taupe family with a bit of magenta in it. It is organic and neutral and doesn’t read cold. Mixed with an architectural white, it’s very peaceful. To add visual interest, I would use different finishes. Gloss and matte on the walls, and satin on the trim, perhaps. Or maybe an artisanal finish like French strié. It’s the subtleties that count with monochrome. Tell us about elliyah. mk: It’s an architectural white for Farrow & Ball that is available exclusively here at InColour, It has a lot of nuance to it and it doesn’t feel flat. It absorbs light and glows from behind. It is softer than gallery white, which can be harsh in a home environment. But it isn’t off-white. The great thing about it is it responds to light beautifully. we’ve been seeing a lot of jewel tones on walls. how do you do that successfully? mk: With jewel tones, because of the richness of the colors I would do this in a space that is more enclosed. Century by Benjamin Moore’s amethyst is a great, rich color, but I’m fond of the deep blues, greens, and reds as well. A room in this color makes me think of being inside a jewel box and discovering a brilliant precious gemstone. I would paint all the surfaces, including the ceiling and doors so that the color really envelopes you and makes you feel extravagant. It’s another place where varying the finishes will really make the room. You definitely want the shimmer and reflective nature of high gloss, so that the light makes

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the room sparkle. Instead of using varying tones as with the lights, I would just use one shade and really change it up with the finishes. Sometimes color is really about creating a mood, or a feeling. This is especially effective with jewel tones. In a kitchen, you could mix this up with your tile and countertops, picking out subtleties of color in those features. nYS: Black walls are so dramatic. how do you feel about black? mk: There is an endless variety when it comes to black, and we do a lot of it. Sometimes people feel that it will make the room small. It does give you a cozy, nesting feel, but since the color disappears, especially at night, it can also feel vast. If it is done right, it can be very romantic, or very serene. As with the other palettes, everything gets painted, baseboards, ceilings. Doors. I did a black room once with an overdyed pink rug and it was fantastic. It was wild and sensual and romantic all at the same time. nYS: can monochrome work in any space? mk: Yes, absolutely. I started doing it really as a way to deal with architectural oddities. Sometimes you have a chair rail or an exposed pipe or something and you don’t have the big budget to do a major overhaul, so using color can really change the way your eye sees the space. Instead of focusing on the weird molding, you can focus on the dramatic color. Another important factor is light. There are so many different options now with lighting. lED, warm daylight, all of these things add layers to a color palette. Color is really the most important design decision you can make. A finished feeling is critical. Color is the thing you notice. marTin keSSeLman ownS incoLour , a color design studio/paint store in a landmark building inTriBeCa, at 100 lafayette Street. InColour caters to both the trade and the general public, and offers expert color consulting as well as paints like Farrow & Ball and Century by Benjamin Moore, for retail purchase.

Whether you are going with lights, jewel tones, or darks, the key is to create a balanced feel, something that is complete. You want the color to surround you.

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Tara Roscioli, of Align Wellness Studio in Millburn, New Jersey, is a former attorney and legal recruiter who realized that her fast-paced and stressful lifestyle—and her lifelong smoking addiction—was ruining her health, both physically and emotionally. While she was pregnant with her son, her position as a legal recruiting and marketing director was eliminated, and she suddenly had two drastic life changes staring her in the face. After the birth of her son she became a Pilates instructor, and began to think about wellness in a whole new way. She became convinced that to become truly well there needed to be a focus on self-care, career satisfaction, and fulfilling relationships, in addition to health and nutrition. With this new perspective on life, Roscioli enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, became a board certified Holistic Health Coach, and in 2013 she partnered with two colleagues to create Align Wellness Studio. In addition, she established an online presence with her website, Highway2Well.com, and in 2016, she added Meals 2 GlO, a plant-based meal delivery service. And now, in conjunction with Beth Ritter Nydick, who also attended the Institute, Roscioli has released a new book, perfect for the season, Clean Cocktails, Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist . Because it’s five o’clock somewhere, and a delicious cocktail shouldn’t be a sugar-laden disaster. Here are three concoctions to kick off your summer season.

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The 5-minuTe warninG Serves 4 to 6 Many of us have issued a 5-minute warning, an advance notice designed to avoid a public meltdown of gargantuan proportions when pulling a child (or partner, or spouse) away from an enjoyable activity. The deliciously light and joyful flavors of this cocktail should take the edge off when the meltdown ensues anyway.

3 fresh limes, cut into wedges 1 bunch fresh mint leaves 1 1⁄2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced 4 cups fresh frozen watermelon chunks, pureed 1 cup silver tequila Ice Seltzer water

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shouldn’t be this good, but oh MY, is it ever! Make a pitcher, and salsa the night away.

JaLaPeño SYruP We love the sweet and spicy quality of this syrup, as well as the kick it adds to our cocktails. 1⁄2 cup honey 1⁄2 cup filtered water 1 halved jalapeño pepper, seeds removed Combine all of the ingredients in a pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring constantly, until the honey has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside for 1 hour to allow the syrup to steep. Once the syrup has cooled, strain and discard the jalapeño. Transfer the syrup to a one- pint Mason jar and store in the refrigerator for up to four weeks. 2 ounces silver tequila 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice Freshly squeezed juice of 1 medium to large lime 1 ounce jalapeño syrup Ice Seltzer water Garnish: Jalapeño pepper slice and lime wheel Combine the tequila, grapefruit, and lime juices, jalapeño syrup, and ice in a highball glass and stir. Top off with the seltzer, garnish with a jalapeño slice and lime wheel, and serve in a highball glass.

Muddle the lime wedges, mint leaves, and jalapeño peppers in a pitcher. Stir in the pureed watermelon and tequila. Strain the contents of the pitcher into 6 ice-filled rocks glasses, top off each with the seltzer, and serve. The BerrY JamTini Serves 1 loaded with antioxidants and refreshing flavors, this drink is quite simply the jam! 5 to 8 fresh mint leaves 1⁄2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 2 ounces gin 1⁄2 teaspoon organic unsweetened raspberry jam Ice Seltzer water Garnish: Mint leaf Muddle all but 1 of the mint leaves and the lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, jam, and ice and shake for 10 seconds, until the jam is fully incorporated. Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled martini glass. Top off with seltzer, garnish with the remaining mint leaf, and serve in a chilled martini glass. Excerpted from ClEAN COCKTAIlS: Righteous Recipes for the Modern Mixologist by Tara Roscioli and Beth Ritter Nydick. Photographs by Amy Roth. Copyright © 2017. used with permission of the publisher, Countryman Press. All rights reserved.

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LIGHT & dark DESIGNER PARIS FORINO DESIGNS TWO CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS IN OPPOSITE COLOR PALETTES. TExT BY deBorah L. marTin

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kitchen trends come and go— you can find them in the pages of glossy home magazines, on the feeds of internet influencers, and on cable DIY shows. But from country traditional to industrial modern, one fact remains constant. If your kitchen—or home—isn’t designed to suit your lifestyle then you won’t enjoy being in it. And when it comes to your kitchen, it’s important that both the form and the function are the perfect fit for you. To get some inspiration, we spoke with NewYork designer Paris Forino about two kitchens she created that are as different as night and day. what is the first thing you think about when designing a kitchen? Paris Forino: There are two things we consider in tandem: The aesthetic we are trying to achieve and the program. The program outlines which appliances we will be placing in the space. are there colors that you would never consider for a kitchen?

PF: Primary colors would be rather garish!

what were the client’s goals for the black kitchen pictured here? PF: This kitchen is in Stockholm, Sweden and the client wanted a very chic kitchen that had a NewYork feeling to it. The dark charcoal was both very moody and stylish, and had an urban feel. what was your design inspiration for this kitchen, and were there materials that you particularly loved working with? PF: My inspiration was a chic NYC loft, a kitchen with personality. I love the addition of the glass upper cabinets. They are lined with mirror so when we added the client’s beautiful objects, they really began to sing. are there particular concerns or issues when creating a black or dark kitchen? PF: A black kitchen can be very elegant but good sunlight, and lighting, is key. when designing a black kitchen, what advice do you give clients about maintenance and durability? PF: There is no particular maintenance program for a black kitchen; it is more the various materials that require specific advice. For example, glossy black cabinets could be prone to fingerprints. However, if you stick with matte then it’s a pretty forgiving color that looks chic and modern.

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WHETHER YOU ARE GOING FOR A TOTAL REDESIGN OR jUST A qUICK UPDATE, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY INVESTIGATE SOME OF THESE DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2018.

on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have this white and wood kitchen. what were your design inspirations for this kitchen? PF: We wanted to create a serene space filled with light and mixed with elemental materials, as an extension of the living space. what about maintenance and durability in a light- colored kitchen? PF: Fingerprints will definitely show on glossy white as well. Actually, white is less forgiving than dark colors, but if you select quality finishes white will withstand most wear and tear.

what materials stood out for you in this kitchen?

PF: When we did this project we had not done a wood kitchen in quite a while. The wood added a warm touch to the kitchen that we were very happy with.

FLaT FronT caBineTrY BLack, maTTe-FiniShed hardware aLL BLack kiTchenS BanqueTTeS Low ProFiLe SinkS hidden ranGe hoodS SquareTiLe Terrazzo FLoorS STaTemenT SheLVinG ornaTe handLeS and hardware conceaLed LiGhTinG muLTiPLe oVenS BraSS and mixed meTaLS TrouGh SinkS induSTriaL LookS wiTh heaVY meTaL and concreTe naTuraL VeneerS and unPoLiShed wood

how would you describe your own personal style?

PF: I love fabrics and layered textures. I’m not really a modernist. I’m a bit more eclectic. I like a few vintage pieces in the mix. when you are working with clients, is it better to work with people who have a definite opinion about style, or would you rather work with a clean slate? PF: As a designer I love the idea of being able to do whatever I want in a space, being given a blank check, as it were. But the truth is that most people do have an opinion, and that’s ok too. Sometimes, if we know that something will work better for a client’s lifestyle, such as a particular finish or fabric, we gently try to nudge them in that direction. If they are steadfast then of course, we work with them. On the other hand, an educated client is easier in that they might have a better understanding of why certain materials won’t work. And now and then you learn something from a client that you didn’t think of before. Sometimes they push you outside of your comfort zone.

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PREVIOuS PAGE: The view of NewYork is the centerpiece of the dramatic living room. A palette of warm taupe with pops of chartreuse, and varying textures and finishes, creates a luxurious atmosphere. TOP: The den incorporates warm colors and comfortable Swedish- inspired furnishings. BOTTOM: In a cozy corner of the living room, a painting by Ethan Cooke hangs over a sofa upholstered in chartreuse mohair. OPPOSITE, MIDDlE: The custom bath features elegant stone and walnut finishes, and hardware designed by Kikoski. BOTTOM: The kitchen is clad in walnut, with integrated appliances and a center island range with custom hood. Kikoski designed the lobby of the building, which began with a challenge from The Related Companies to debut never before seen materials that convey sophisticated and contemporary grandeur. He worked with a fine art foundry to create a 25-foot-long feature wall of cast bronze panels. Molten bronze was poured over loosely gathered linen, and as the heat from the bronze vaporized the material, a richly colored and textured pattern was left behind. These panels were complimented with backlit sheets of translucent Brazilian Oro Cristallo Quartzite, creating a contrasting play of motion and texture. In the apartments, luxurious materials, rich finishes, bespoke millwork, and custom kitchens and bathrooms evoke the warmth and feeling of a chic and elegant home. The light and airy interiors have a view of the High line below and the surrounding city. The dynamic prow-like living room features a mix of custom and vintage furniture, and a variety of textures in a soft, sexy palette of taupes, metallics, and a pop of chartreuse mohair upholstery. Hudson Yards is one of the most talked about new real estate developments in NewYork, a place where there is plenty to discuss in the world of real estate. The neighborhood, in a formerly desolate industrial area just below the Jacob Javits Center on the Hudson River, is changing the makeup of the area from 30th to 34th Streets, between 10th and 12th Avenues. The site is the largest private development in the united States, and will, when complete, include over 18 million- square-feet of commercial and residential space. There are plans for state-of-the-art office towers, as well as over 100 stores and a collection of restaurants curated by chef Thomas Keller. Besides the controversial public space known as The Vessel by Thomas Heatherwick, the development will include The Shed, a center for artistic invention, 14 acres of open space, a 750- seat school, and an Equinox Hotel. All of that on top of 4,000 residences projected to come online over the next two years. One Hudson Yards opened to tenants late last year, with design of public spaces and model apartments by New York-based architect Andre Kikoski. Says Kikoski, “Our commitment to design innovation at One Hudson Yards is expressed through a unique material palette crafted specifically for the building, and applied throughout its interior spaces.” He continues, “Our design references the surrounding neighborhood of Hudson Yards, defined by the organic quality of the High line, and the contemporary geometries of its new architecture.”

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The kitchen, clad in American walnut and stainless steel, with bronze accents, is welcoming and warm, and the den continues that warmth with a palette of harvest wheat and teal, and Swedish furniture in natu- ral suede with luminous blue velvet accents. A constel- lation of small wall mirrors adds shine. Kikoski says, “The model apartments continue our commitment to design innovation, and refine our explo- ration of the organic and urban influences that are the essence of HudsonYards itself.” He continues, “Our at- tention to detail and craftsmanship is embodied at all scales, envisioning a new statement of luxury living that is both elegant and intimate.”

archiTecT andre kikoSki designed custom hardware specifically for the residences at One Hudson Place. The hardware in the model apartments ( left ) is inset with finely cut Cristallo Quartzite, the same translucent stone featured in the lobby of the building. This tactile and luxurious line, called one decoraTiVe BY kaLLiSTa , is available in a variety of metal finishes such as brushed nickel, gunmetal, unlaquered brass, nickel silver, and chrome. The handles feature inset stones such as Nero Marquina and Bianco Carrara marbles, Grigio limestone, and Ashwood quarzite. All faucets come in the low profile shown here, or can be upgraded to a gooseneck or tall spout option.

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In the dining room, the walls are upholstered with glazed linen from Zimmer & Rohde and the trim is painted in a four-step strie with mica varnish by Christianson-lee Decorative Painters. The centerpiece, an 1890’s Guilt Bagués chandelier with cut crystal from D & D Antiques, makes the room sparkle at night. A custom Smith &Watson Georgian walnut dining table and laura Kirar for Baker Furniture side chairs upholstered in a J. Robert Scott silk mohair rest on a custom Beauvais wool and silk rug. The Mascagni ivory leatherette sideboard is from lorin Marsh.

For this elegant four-bedroom apartment with expansive views of Central Park, designer John Douglas Eason’s client wanted pure New York elegance and sophistication. The couple raised their four children in Connecticut and now two of them were grown and out of the house, and the remaining two were in high school and just beginning college. It was the perfect time to move back into NewYork and take advantage of all that the city has to offer. Eason, who has worked with this particular client for over 20 years, was happy to make the new space into the perfect place for living and entertaining. “She wanted this to be very sophisticated, and very New York,” says Eason. To achieve that, he concentrated on the details as well as the big picture. Together they settled on a palette of grays and silvers, and Eason says, “Gray is a very challenging color to work with. Once you get it out of the light of the showroom, it can go blue, or purple, or warm. You have to get it just right.” In the living room, Eason created two seating areas for entertaining large groups of people. He says, “It’s a long room so it lends itself to that kind of division.” The husband didn’t want anything on the windows to obscure the spectacular views of Central Park, so they compromised on textured gray treatments. The Venetian plaster walls shimmer with added mica, and reflect the light from the Jules leleu Baccarat crystal wall sconces. To continue the luxurious theme, the dining room is upholstered in glazed linen from Zimmer & Rohde, and the trim reflects light with a mica-infused strie varnish by Christianson-lee Decorative Painters, that took four steps to complete. The husband practices meditation, and he chose the gold reclining Buddha painting that takes center stage in the room. It is inlaid with mother- of-pearl and gemstones. The round pie-slice table softens the room, and expands to accommodate a large party.

ABOVE: The entry hall is embellished with custom painted floors, and a hand-stenciled design over Venetian plaster walls. An antique Maison Jansen mirror hangs over a 1940’s console from lorin Marsh. lEFT: In the family room, Eason created the built-in cabinetry to be both beautiful and functional. The midcentury Greek key desk chair, from High Style Deco, repeats the pattern on the rug and embroidered pillows. OPPOSITE TOP: In the expansive living room, mica lends shine to the Venetian plaster walls. A John Douglas Eason-designed console table divides the space between two Christian liagre sofas upholstered in J. Robert Scott silk mohair. A small sculpture by Alexander Calder sits on a John Boone iron and onyx coffee table. OPPOSITE BOTTOM: Platinum leafed glass backsplash tiles from Ann Sacks reflect light. Eason designed the range hood to mimic the swooping curves of the 1930’s Plafonieres cut crystal chandelier. The faucets are by laura Kirar Collection - Kallista. “grAy is A VEry ChALLEnging CoLor to worK with. onCE you gEt it out of thE Light of thE showrooM, it CAn go bLuE, or purpLE, or wArM. you hAVE to gEt it just right. ”

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ClOCKWISE FROMTOP lEFT: In the master bath, a vintage mirrored dressing table, cut crystal wall lights from Carlos de la Puenta, and mother-of-pearl wallcovering from Maya Romanoff add glamour and shine. The guest bedroom is embellished with hand-printed Romanesque wallcoverings on a glazed Venetian plaster ground. The mirrored bed is from Julia Gray. Swarovski crystals diffuse the light from the windows behind a dressing table and chair by Barbara Barry for Henredon. The blue glass vases are from Culture Object. The 007 spy bedroom is perfect for when the son wants to go undercover. It is outfitted in custom stainless steel cabinetry and furnishings. The bed, controlled by remote, rolls into the wall when not in use.

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In the kitchen, the designer worked with the existing cabinetry but changed many of the glass fronts to solid panels.The backsplash of platinum leaf tiles fromAnn Sacks, adds to the reflective quality, and the scooped range hood was designed to echo the 1930’s cut crystal Plafonieres chandelier. The bedrooms continue the theme, with shades of black, ivory, and silver throughout. The boy’s bedroom is designed as a 007 spy room, with a bed that rolls up into the wall with a push of a button, and a window that lowers for when the occupant needs to go undercover. Eason says, “It was very important to the client that certain details be repeated throughout the home. The Greek key pattern in the family room for example, the color scheme, and the piano black enamel doors throughout the home, all of these elements tie the rooms together in a very subtle way.” He continues, “The first thing she said to me was that she wanted all the doors to be high-gloss piano black.” The doors set the tone for the design of the whole space, and the reflective nature of the gloss elevated and changed everything. Says Eason, “It’s really a pleasure to work with a client who knows what she wants. In this case, we were going for an elegant Nick and Nora Charles-esque feel, with sophistication, wit, and elegance being the theme throughout all of the public and private rooms.” “it’s rEALLy A pLEAsurE to worK with A CLiEnt who Knows whAt shE wAnts. in this CAsE, wE wErE going for An ELEgAnt niCK And norA ChArLEs-EsquE fEEL.”

ABOVE: The powder room is elegant in black marble, with Maya Romanoff mother-of-pearl wall covering and an antique Venetian mirror from David Duncan Antiques. BOTTOM: The cabinetry and bed in the master bedroom were designed by John Douglas Eason, and the headboard is covered in ruched silk. The walls are upholstered in gray silk mohair from J. Robert Scott.

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