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Elle Decor - December, 2007

Elle Decor did a wonderful editorial on the project Upper East Side Apartment in New York City. We love Beaux Arts and deisgners that blend modern art with tradtional interiors. "Taking up a full floor of a 1928 building by Beaux Arts architect Kenneth M. Murchison, the apartment had seen better days. its kitchen was outmoded, its wiring outdated, and its floor plan lacked amenities, such as family friendly common spaces, that are considered basic today. Even the neoclassical-style details that seemed so special decades ago now felt been there, done that. All of which led the apartment’s latest residents energetic finance executives with a shared appreciation for traditional rooms suffused with a contemporary spirit-to give it a grand-gesture renovation that would live up to the sum of the property’s attributes. The honors went to Fairfax & Sammons, an architecture firm that is a leading practitioner of updated neoclassicism, and Brian McCarthy, a decorator who admires the hippest modern art as much as he does a signed fauteuila la reine." - Mitchell Owens