An international couple wanted a space in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood that would show off their art collection in a setting that felt more like a home than a white-box of a gallery.
The answer? Texture, explains Ahmad AbouZanat, “For this project in particular, a space where the simplicity of the main functional furniture is key,” he says, “I pushed my clients to acquire styling pieces that are both textural and sculptural.” The 1,800-square-foot space includes details like a softly gridded Erden rug underneath a dining table that was the first piece the client bought together as a couple, crowned with an Apparatus Studio vessel and candlesticks by William Guillon.
The neutral palette offers lots of room for the jetsetters to sit and breathe, and moments for the eye to rest between close looks at the art collection, arranged to accentuate their surfaces and patina. “Even the main artwork is textural,” he says, “which just brings the space to life.”