Late Night host Seth Meyers and wife Alexi have opened the door to their airy Greenwich Village duplex to Architectural Digest, providing the first look inside the 10-room apartment since the couple snapped it up for $7.5 million in 2016. And what a difference a few years makes: The couple brought in design duo Ashe Leandro—founding partner Ariel Ashe is Alexi’s sister—to reimagine the space for them in subtle ways to dramatic effect.
“This was not your typical New York gut renovation,” Reinaldo Leandro told AD, “but rather a strategic renovation.” For three months the partners transformed the 3,200 square foot apartment with new cut archways, bright white and deep gray paint, a fresh banister and mantles, and a suite of furniture from the design duo’s collection Ruemmler as well as flea markets and other inspired sources.
The apartment still bears likeness to when it belonged to actress Mary Louise Parker. The Meyerses retained the co-op’s petite yet functional kitchen and, it appears, transformed the neighboring office into a breakfast room with a vintage Saarinen tulip table and Hans Wegner wishbone chairs. The apartment’s dining and living area has been fitted with custom pieces including the dining and coffee tables, as well as dining chairs by Ruemmler, custom sofas with fabric by Holland & Sherry, and an antique Navajo rug.
“I just trust them so implicitly,” Alexi tells AD of Ashe Leandro, who before the duplex designed Seth’s bachelor pad. “The only input I give is, like, ‘I want the silverware drawer across from the dishwasher.’ ” Despite that implicit trust, the designers still resort to surprise every once in a while: They had the Meyerses TV room painted a deep terra cotta when the family was out of town. “They would have said no if I’d asked!” Ashe tells AD. “Seth hates everything at first—and then he loves it.”
The Meyerses aren’t Ashe Leandro’s only celebrity clients—they’ve also designed spaces for actor Liev Schreiber and Coldplay guitarist Johnny Buckland to name just two. For more looks inside the Meyerses home, head over to AD.