A look into the stylish, mostly gray and neutral toned Manhattan apartment on interior designer Ryan Korban featured in WSJ Online:
“A rhapsody of gray tones, inspired by a Franco Rubartelli photograph of model Veruschka that hangs on one wall. “Gray is my neutral,” says Korban, who became a connoisseur of the color by using it regularly for his residential clients and fashion projects. There is even a gray leather teddy bear on Korban’s custom-made Ralph Lauren black lacquer bed. Anything not gray is mostly black, cream, chrome or glass.
Also crowding the space is a menagerie of Korban’s prized taxidermy, which he calls the “ultimate home accessory.” A zebra overlooks the living room, while elsewhere perch a flock of birds—cranes and an albino peacock. (“I don’t know where to put them anymore,” says Korban, whose sources include the New York store Evolution and dealers in Paris.) The animals coexist with richly finished furniture and accessories, many of which are vintage pieces discovered while shopping for clients in London and Paris. One prize find is a pair of ornate black Maison Jansen lamps dripping with fruit that he first saw at a New York gallery for $12,000, but found again at a Paris flea market for a fraction of the price. Elsewhere are sconces by Christian Liaigre, one of Korban’s idols along with the late Jean-Michel Frank, whose influence is evident in the apartment’s signature mix of understated and lush elements.”
GRAY ANATOMY | In Korban’s living room, custom raw silk curtains frame a refurbished desk and Maison Jansen lamps.
Ryan Korban in the living room of his two bedroom apartment in NY.
A goatskin parchment armoire.
Horn shelves from Creel and Gow hold a collection of malachite boxes.
An Italian smoked-cut crystal chandelier hangs over shagreen sharkskin chairs.
Interior designer: Ryan Korban featured in WSJ Photo: Matt Ramirez Location: Central Park South, New York
Let’s take another look into Ryan Korban’s apartment this time his model friend Julia Stegner joins hims for the photoshoot by Ditte Isager for Marie Claire.