The pathway into this design was its inhabitant - a discriminating and sophisticated globetrotter with a keen eye and an open mind. In essence, we wanted a masculine version of our very popular Harlem Pied-À-Terre look book. We're discovering that we love traditional silhouettes and stylings filtered through a modern, transitional lens - our grandmothers' antiques tweaked just enough to have them speak a modern language. A couple of things we tried: wrapping an 18th century marble mantle in a modern Carrara surround and covering the walls in an oversized wool pinstripe by David Rockwell for Maya Romanoff. Pushing the envelope, we used upholstered Nest dining chairs by Blu Dot as accents in the living room, and throughout the house, we installed hefty crown moulding to bring depth to the whole design. We wanted to create a comfortable place to call home but also one that had a level of discernment to reflect that of our client.