By Caroline Biggs

Published on September 8, 2015

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In his revamped New York City apartment, interior designer Eddie Lee achieved gentlemanly sophistication without sacrificing modern appeal.

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When Eddie Lee purchased his two-bedroom, midtown Manhattan apartment last September, he knew exactly what he eventually wanted the potential-rich fixer-upper to look like: “I wanted to create an industrial-chic vibe,” Lee explains, “that felt at once distinctly urban and thoughtfully tailored.” For Lee, this meant a total renovation, including elevating the previously 8-foot ceilings to a loftier 12 feet, tearing out decades-old Sheetrock to expose the walls’ original brick, and gutting the kitchen and bathroom. To strike a worldly note, Lee selected the sexy Fashion Forward palette from the new
HGTV HOME™ paint collection from Sherwin-Williams
. (He even chose an attention-grabbing dark gray for the ceiling in order to lend his home a sense of mod masculinity.) Then, Lee customized the quartz countertops from
Caesarstone
in the kitchen and bathroom, and added state-of-the-art chrome faucets and fixtures from
Moen
and an assortment of hip artwork and accessories. He also found innovative and exciting ways to use Caesarstone quartz for the fireplace surround and shower paneling. “It was all about crafting a raw, natural backdrop with lots of contemporary elements,” he says.

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WALLPAPER
 Bermuda Hemp in graphite, 
phillipjeffries.com

SOFA
 custom, designed by Eddie Lee, Anatoli’s Restoration 212-629-0071 
FABRIC
 (sofa) Kravet 31682-52, 
kravet.com

FABRIC
 (curtains) Deconstruct in vapor (9539-11) by Calvin Klein Home, 
kravet.com

CHAIR
 Husk $2,158 
bebitalia.com

WALL COLOR
 (brick walls and trim throughout) Ibis White (SW 7000) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,
 sherwin-williams.com

WALL COLOR
 (living room and study ceilings) Domino (SW 6989) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot, 
sherwin-williams.com

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Lee selected concrete-toned quartz countertops from Caesarstone to give the kitchen an artful sense of grittiness. 
FAUCET
 STo in spot-resist stainless $515.95 
moen.com

COUNTERTOPS

4003 Sleek Concrete, 
caesarstoneus.com

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DRESSER
 18th C. Baroque curved metal $2,195 
restorationhardware.com

LAMP
 cut crystal $1,800 
highstyledeco.1stdibs.com

WALL COLOR
 (vestibule cabinetry) Naval (SW 6244) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot, 
sherwin-williams.com


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BED
 custom, designed by Eddie Lee, 
plantationdesign.com

FABRIC
 (bed) Esperto in bluesteel by Calvin Klein Home, 
kravet.com
 FABRIC (curtains) Dawes in natural (3797-1) by Thom Filicia, 
kravet.com

LIGHTING
 Smart Cloud from $3,360, Tiny Cloud from $580, and Cloud Satellite $240 
richardclarkson.com

WALL COVERING
 Belgian linen in Van Buuren Blue, 
phillipjeffries.com

WALL COLOR
 (bedroom and dressing room ceilings) Upward (SW 6239) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot, 
sherwin-williams.com

WALL COLOR
 (bedroom cabinetry) Steely Gray (SW 7664) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot, 
sherwin-williams.com

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Iso six-function 4″ spray head hand

shower in chrome $116.95 
moen.com

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Fina 7″ Spray Head Rainshower

in chrome $154 
moen.com

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Arris two-handle bathroom faucet

in chrome $484.10
 moen.com

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VANITY AND SHOWER PANELS
 2141 Blizzard, 
caesarstoneus.com 


WALL COLOR
 (bathroom ceiling and woodwork) Ibis White (SW 7000)

by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot, 
sherwin-williams.com