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A New York Pied-à-Terre by STADT Architecture Offers Respite From the Urban Environment

Leafy parks and thoughtful interiors offer respite within urban environments. For a New York pied-à-terre by STADT Architecture, the design combined both for a true break from the city. The client asked to evoke the lush landscape of southwestern Canada. In response, STADT developed a photograph of Vancouver’s largest park into a custom hand-painted wall covering that dominates the bedroom. Gold leaf mixes with saturated green tones on the headboard wall and ceiling. For this unique touch, STADT principal Christopher Kitterman looked to 16th-century canopy beds for inspiration.

The custom wall covering in the bedroom was a collaboration with Calico Wallpaper. Photography by David Mitchell.

The couple saw eye to eye on the layout changes and material palette but had different wishes for furnishings. “One wanted to furnish the space with all new furniture while the other was interested in searching for one of a kind pieces,” Kitterman says. The result is a mix that shows compromise, with contemporary items alongside vintage ones.

Two large acid-etched glass doors separate the bedroom from the living room. Photography by David Mitchell.
The dining room table, chairs, and lighting fixture are from 1stdibs. Photography by David Mitchell.
The new kitchen is open to the living room to maximize natural light. Photography by David Mitchell.
The living room’s lounge chair is by Hans Wegner. Photography by David Mitchell.
Photographs over the sofa are by Sze Tsung Leong while the coffee table is steel and glass. Photography by David Mitchell.

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