October 5, 2022

Studio Mellone devises a chic model unit at 200 Amsterdam

Interior designer Andre Mellone is sharing a first glimpse of his vision for the massive duplex penthouse perched on the 49th and 50th floors of 200 Amsterdam, the Elkus Manfredi–designed tower that’s the tallest building on New York’s Upper West Side.

Inspirations for the 6,400-square-foot residence, listing for $38 million, are varied. Influenced by a recent visit to I.M. Pei’s Sutton Place town house, Mellone created a sense of drama in the entry by wrapping structural columns with sumptuous Scalamandré silver leaf wallpaper. Other influences include Halston’s lavish Olympic Tower showroom (visible in a long industrial office table) and nearby Lincoln Center (the crystal sconces duplicate the ones at the Metropolitan Opera).

All four bedrooms are en suite. The oversized living room has been imagined as an amphitheater of sorts, with Arden Riddle swivel chairs that offer views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. (There’s also a 116-foot-long terrace facing Central Park, some 660 feet below.)

Throughout the home, an assortment of modern, vintage, and custom pieces—including Christian Liaigre accent tables, Knoll Spoleto Chairs, Danny Kaplan Titus lamps, and a 1950s Feal Milano bookcase—create a modern, yet timeless dynamic.

Elysee Miami

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A slice of France in Miami

Two Roads Development is sharing never-before-seen images of French designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s vision for the interiors at Elysee Miami, the 57-story condo in Edgewater created by architecture firm Arquitectonica. 

For his first first ground-up residential project in the U.S., Deniot harkened back to Miami’s midcentury golden era, incorporating black-and-white marble, custom mosaic patterns, vintage furniture, with antique gold and silver leafing accents. “I watched the 1964 film Soy Cuba, read architecture books by Morris Lapidus, and went through hundreds of images of Dorothy Draper,” Deniot said in a statement. “I wanted a chic, fun, and airy design, an aesthetic statement that reflects the exciting, artsy destination Miami is.” The AD100 interior designer added that he chose a color palette that would “reflect the exteriors and the views of the sky and water from the inside.” Residences feature custom kitchens with Italkraft cabinetry, Wolf ranges, and Sub-Zero appliances. Bathrooms include Waterworks fittings.