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The designer Kimille Taylor transforms a Manhattan Apartment to show off her clients a magnificent collection of art and design.
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Sometimes the designer-client relationship goes beyond a single project and becomes a journey. The story begins with an art collector couple with three children, Kimille Taylor first designed a comfortably contemporary New York apartment and years later returned after clients bought a two-bedroom unit next door, to seamlessly tie the spaces together.
The now larger open living room consists of two spaces – each with a Taylor-designed circular “pop out” in the ceiling – joined by a freestanding sofa on two sides.
When they purchased the original apartment, the couple liked its size and the building’s modern glass–enclosed architecture. However, they didn’t like the rooms, and Kimille Taylor created two bedrooms and a family area complete with a ping pong table for the kids.
The renovation of this apartment also involved moving the dining room to a newly opened area adjacent to the kitchen. Additionally, Taylor created a kitchenette at the entrance, with coral pink cabinets and large black-and-white finned doors.
I like a happy interior. The colors are layered and subtle—adding to the joy of this place.”Kimille Taylor
The dining room is filled with abstract art by other female talents, such as paintings by Carrie Moyer and Claire Falkenstein, while a fanciful ceiling light by Larose Guyon, which Taylor likens to a string of pearls, illuminates Harvey Probber’s table. In the open kitchen, there is a painting by Mel Bochner.
The wife’s laid-back yet elegant office takes on a playful tone with a lavender resin lamp by Sabine Marcelis and wallpaper by AJ Bocchino from the headlines of the New York Times, color-coded by subject, which the wife calls “a genius selection.” ” by Taylor.
The office also features works by Anne Collier, Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, and Jack Pierson that make up a portfolio that was purchased from a non-profit organization that supports arts and creative programming for public schools.
The master bedroom also showcases female talent. Polly Apfelbaum’s colorful Lover’s Leap 13 print hangs above the bed, flanked by lamps from Taylor’s own line. You can also find wax oak lamps on Egg Collective’s bedside tables.
“We love how carefully Kimille designed it,” says the wife.
“This is an example of our collaboration, the apartament is really an expression of them.”Kimille Taylor