We’ve found a home in New York that we’d love to trade our place for – even just for a few days. Located at the crossroads between the Meatpacking District, West Village and Chelsea in a Beaux-arts style former bank, West 14th Street is a winning proposition all round.
Inside, your hosts have created a luminous space, teaming metal, stone and wood to polished perfection. The cavernous living area glows with earthy and golden hues, amply lit by an enormous window and chrome angle poise lamps. In the open kitchen, industrial and high style co-exist flawlessly, while the gleaming corrugated metal ceiling lends a raw industrial edge to the glamorous master bedroom.
With such glittering quality in the newest New York home, we’re hoping that London’s offerings can keep pace. Luckily, Hortensia Road provides a worthy opponent to West 14th Street. This gorgeous two-bedroom apartment in Chelsea evokes the allure and style of fifties icons of the silver screen, with old film posters adorning the walls and a retro groove to the furniture. It’s hard to choose a favourite piece, though unique dining table in certainly in the running.