Neil Denari's HL23 hovers over the High Line, the inner lives of its residents visible to the elevated park's many visitors. Some HL23 apartment owners embrace their lives in the fishbowl, approaching their interior design as performance art; others care less about passersby than about how the look of their homes relates to the architecture of the building itself. Geraldine and Kit Laybourne are two of the latter type of buyer. They purchased a high-floor apartment in HL23 and consulted with Denari and designer Rick Michod (of Denari's firm) before making some changes to the space: taking away one of the unit's three bedrooms, opening up the kitchen space, and replacing the original kitchen with one in yellow and gray. They detail the changes in the current issue of Dwell.
The couple, on the advice of friend and sculptor Sandra Chamberlin, went with white walls and color everything else. They ended up with red sofa modules and a living wall (plus art by an impressive roster of designers). The lighting, designed by Tillett Lighting Design, is meant to look like "seeds from the High Line have blown in."
· Eye on the Sky: Urban Apartment Overlooking NYC's High Line [Dwell]
· HL23 coverage [Curbed]