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.