Layering bold patterns, jewel-tone colors, and exotic accents throughout his Manhattan apartment, designer Alex Papachristidis discovers that enough is never enough.
The living room includes a custom-made sectional upholstered in a Schumacher velvet and an antique armchair covered in a Claremont cotton; a Louis Philippe chair from a Paris flea market is upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils velvet, and the wood floor is hand painted.
In the Manhattan apartment that designer Alex Papachristidis shares with his partner, Scott Nelson, the library features a chair, stool, and custom-made sofa, all covered in a Schumacher cotton ikat, a custom-made cocktail table by John Rosselli Antiques, and an artwork by Rob Wynne; the étagères and carpet are by Papachristidis, the vintage foo dog is from Liz O’Brien, a lamp by Christopher Spitzmiller has a custom-made shade, and the walls are covered in a Stroheim velvet.
The walls and sofa in Nelson’s dressing room are covered in a Manuel Canovas cotton, and the light fixture is French; the antique armchair is upholstered in a Clarence House fabric, and the carpet is by Papachristidis.
The dressing room’s cabinet is 19th-century French.
In the living room, the custom-made sofa is upholstered in a Luigi Bevilacqua cotton, the Rococo-style cocktail table was found at auction, and a bamboo armchair from John Rosselli Antiques sports a cushion of a Donghia cotton; the gueridon table was a gift from Papachristidis’s mother, and the lamp is custom made.
A chair in the living room was purchased at auction, the chest came from a Paris flea market, and the lamp was found at Christie’s; the sconce is antique, and the walls are covered in a Gracie wallpaper.
The custom-made bed in the master bedroom is upholstered in a Schumacher velvet and dressed with Matouk linens and a Roberta Roller Rabbit quilt. A glass wall sculpture by Rob Wynne hangs above a Jansen commode, the lamp is by Christopher Spitzmiller, the equestrian painting is by David Fertig, and the 19th-century mirror is from John Rosselli Antiques; the walls are covered in a Sandberg wallpaper, and the carpet was designed by Papachristidis.
The walls and ceiling of the entrance hall are sheathed in a Lee Jofa linen, the print is by Walton Ford, and the tole light fixture is vintage; the bookcase is antique and the mirror is Italian.
A 19th-century chandelier hangs above a custom-made dining table, which is surrounded by J. Robert Scott chairs upholstered in a Fortuny cotton; the bust is by Creel and Gow, the poured-glass peace sign is by Rob Wynne, the walls are covered in a JAB wool and Houlès nailheads, and the curtains are of a Donghia cotton.
A 19th-century Indian mirror, foo dogs, and a Delft plate from Paris sit atop an early-20th-century Chinese cabinet with a gilt base in the dining room; the doorway leads to the kitchen, which is outfitted with mirrored cabinetry.
Interior Designer: Alex Papachristidis (alexpapachristidis.com) Produced: Anita Sarsidi Photography: Richard Powers