Inside Homes: Mad About Modern

by Editorial
The master bath reflects the modernist feel found throughout the apartment.

The master bath reflects the modernist feel found throughout the apartment.

Interior designer Therese Baron Gurney, wife of the architect, was in charge of choosing the modern furniture to fit such a fluid space. She shopped everywhere and used the best Italian brands, from B&B ITALIA for the sofa to FLOS for the lighting, to create the effect Smith and Alawadhi desired. The fantastic oversized leather ottoman, designed by Therese Gurney herself, became a centerpiece in the leaving room and has been used as both a place to sit and a coffee table. Smith and Alawadhi were careful to choose beautiful pieces of quality furniture with timeless style — such as chairs from McMurray Design and the stools and table from Maya Lynn Knoll Studio — to match Smith’s art collection, which includes Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.

The two-bedroom apartment is now organized around a central living room and a very cozy and high tech kitchen. Alawadhi is a fantastic cook and wanted to have all the facilities to entertain people, both in small and large parties. The living room is a comfortable space where the previously mentioned shapes (circles and squares) create dramatic effect in the form of a huge circular cutout in the ceiling and geometrically shaped cutouts and display spaces in the wooden cabinetry.

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