In his revamped New York City apartment, interior designer

Eddie Lee

achieved gentlemanly sophistication without sacrificing modern appeal.

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.

WALLPAPER  Bermuda Hemp in graphite,  phillipjeffries.comSOFA  custom, designed by Eddie Lee, Anatoli’s Restoration 212-629-0071  FABRIC  (sofa) Kravet 31682-52,  kravet.comFABRIC  (curtains) Deconstruct in vapor (9539-11) by Calvin Klein Home,  kravet.comCHAIR  Husk $2,158  bebitalia.comWALL COLOR  (brick walls and trim throughout) Ibis White (SW 7000) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,  sherwin-williams.comWALL COLOR  (living room and study ceilings) Domino (SW 6989) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,  sherwin-williams.com

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.comCOUNTERTOPS
4003 Sleek Concrete,  caesarstoneus.com

DRESSER  18th C. Baroque curved metal $2,195  restorationhardware.comLAMP  cut crystal $1,800  highstyledeco.1stdibs.comWALL COLOR  (vestibule cabinetry) Naval (SW 6244) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,  sherwin-williams.com

BED  custom, designed by Eddie Lee,  plantationdesign.comFABRIC  (bed) Esperto in bluesteel by Calvin Klein Home,  kravet.com  FABRIC (curtains) Dawes in natural (3797-1) by Thom Filicia,  kravet.comLIGHTING  Smart Cloud from $3,360, Tiny Cloud from $580, and Cloud Satellite $240  richardclarkson.comWALL COVERING  Belgian linen in Van Buuren Blue,  phillipjeffries.comWALL COLOR  (bedroom and dressing room ceilings) Upward (SW 6239) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,  sherwin-williams.comWALL COLOR  (bedroom cabinetry) Steely Gray (SW 7664) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,  sherwin-williams.com

Iso six-function 4″ spray head hand
shower in chrome $116.95  moen.com

Fina 7″ Spray Head Rainshower
in chrome $154  moen.com

Arris two-handle bathroom faucet
in chrome $484.10  moen.com

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