Project name: 10 Madison Square Park, New York

Location:  New York, NY

Date Completed: May 2018

Interior Designer:  foley&cox interiors, Michael Cox

Construction Company:  Scordio Construction Inc


In this chic downtown New York apartment, it was important to develop a design concept that primarily featured the clients art collection yet created a space that was true to city living. The foyer offers a sense of arrival into an unexpected private gallery of the clients’ art collection.

The apartment welcomed the opportunity for foley&cox interiors to showcase the client’s art collection against the vibrant backdrop of downtown New York City. The existing floorplan was very dynamic and became a design opportunity to soften the angular lines with a fluid space plan, hence, the furnishings and displayed art which added an unexpected organic movement.

The main living spaces open to the view of the city’s park and vibrant hustle and bustle, which is a living art installation alongside the clients’ art collection. It was important to capture the art by keeping the furnishings in luxurious, soft, and neutral textures such as mohair, boucle, wool textiles and silk rugs in subtle, tone on tone patterns as well as adding curvilinear lines that incorporated movement throughout the space.

The living room maximises flexibility for intimate as well as large entertaining. foley&cox interiors incorporated clever solutions to an open floorplan to display additional art such as a floating wall in the living room which became a focal point alongside the city view, a retractable scrim with a commissioned art print that hides the kitchen during catered functions. Neutral tones were the common thread throughout the design which also added a sense of calm and serenity in the private living spaces.

The furnishings throughout were a mix of unique vintage items and custom designs such as the sculptural branch light fixture by Jeff Zimmerman hanging over the dining room table, Pierre Chappo cocktail table in the living room and the master bedroom Saxon dresser in rosewood by KGBL. These layers of contrast added a collected vibe to the clients’ city home.

Foley & Cox collaborated with skilled artisans that created unique finishes and integrated interior details throughout the space. In the Foyer, Nota Design applied a Tadelakt “suede-like” plaster wall finish and Bruns Associates custom designed a bronze inlay pattern onto the polished concrete floor. Amuneal, custom fabricated a Murphy Bed wall that translates as part of the media moom’s interior architecture and functions as a multi-purpose piece of furniture. Lighting designer, Schwinghammer Lighting, installed innovative lighting solutions that highlight the clients’ art collection and added ambient lighting to enhance the over-scaled windows which capture the city’s skyline in the evenings.