Copacetic Aesthetic in Central Park West
Co•pa•cet•ic – “In excellent order”
Residing at 15 Central Park West, the homage to pre-war New York, Kevin Gray (KGD) took this apartment and designed the interiors with a 1930’s aesthetic and colors to respond to Central Park and the city-scape. Despite living in a world that’s all concrete and steel, Kevin Gray manages to replicate a natural aesthetic that gives privacy for the owner. This penthouse is also one of the most luxurious places in all of the city.
Everything in this apartment shares a relationship — a copacetic existence. Built-in ambient lighting in soffits with drapery pockets were designed for all windows to allow fresh, monumental views of Central Park. All furnishings were carefully selected to complement the clients’ modern art collection and so an unbridled coexistence is present between antique furnishings and modern art. Custom woven fabrics were meticulously chosen for each room bringing harmony to composition of the entire apartment. Antique furnishings such as 1940’s Italian and French chandeliers and wall sconces, were placed throughout the apartment, giving it both a lavish and artisanal sensation.
Mostly everything in this lavish cityscape was custom-designed by KGD Interiors. The dining room table and chairs – as well as the bedrooms, kitchen, and media rooms – were all specifically crafted for this apartment. Even all the millwork was personalized for this home giving it a most luxurious atmosphere.
“My inspiration was this large room with it’s view to Central Park and I combined antique and modern elements.”
– Kevin Gray, ASID
“Kevin has done a stunning job in this apartment. A perfect balance between the warmth of a true home with the luxury of surrounding yourself with the most extraordinary craft and heritage. A tasteful, uncomplicated design masterpiece”.
– Helena de Pereda, AMC IBERIA
Learn more about Kevin Gray and his inspiration in a subtitled interview with Helena de Pereda below:
View a slideshow of the extraordinary #15 Central Park West penthouse that Kevin Gray redesigned below:
Photos by Robin Hill
“I change the fabrics, maybe even the curtains, maybe the wall paint, maybe the tables… I always change something, maybe not the whole house, but something… the details.”
– Kevin Gray, ASID