manhattan makeover with eddie lee
In his revamped New York City apartment, interior designer Eddie Lee achieved gentlemanly sophistication without sacrificing modern appeal.
Published Sep 8, 2015 5:00 AM
In his revamped New York City apartment, interior designerEddie 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.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
Lee selected concrete-toned quartz countertops from Caesarstone to give the kitchen an artful sense of grittiness.
STo in spot-resist stainless $515.95
4003 Sleek Concrete, caesarstoneus.com
18th C. Baroque curved metal $2,195
cut crystal $1,800
(vestibule cabinetry) Naval (SW 6244) by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams $4.19/sample pot,
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
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