In the New York apartment of designer Kitty Hawks and her husband, Larry Lederman, his study has grass clothÂ–covered walls displaying a David Seidner photograph and a collage by Sloane Tanen. The "sculpture" is actually African money that Hawks had mounte
Lit by a vintage Murano-glass pendant fixture, the entry hall is furnished with a Chinese cabinet and a Gharabagh rug, both antiques. Hawks had the door frames stripped down to bare steel. Photo by Eric Laignel.
Hawks chose assertive pieces for the dining room: a Louise Nevelson wall sculpture, an African Dogon ladder mounted on a floor stand, and a Zahara Schatz pendant fixture with the fluid form of a stingray. The wooden snake and two ceramic fish on the Flore
The living room is decorated with pieces Hawks has accumulated over the years, such as the pair of 1950's armchairs, the art deco rug, and the John Saladino sofa against the wall. The oversize leather-upholstered ottoman is the only item made specifically
The master bedroom veers more traditional, with an iron bed, walls covered in grass cloth, and an English bull's-eye mirror and a Chinese bedside cabinet, both 19th century. Above the bed, the English stump work, which belonged to Hawks's mother, is also