Complex Manhattan Penthouse

This contemporary home for three is clean and contemporary but warm. When designer Purvi Padia found the distance, located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, it had been almost blank and finished with only the bare essentials. By incorporating textures on every wall and using a wealthy, neutral colour palette, Padia made a home that is clearly modern and filled with depth and visual attention.

at a Glance:
Who lives here: Purvi Padia, her husband and her son
Size: 3,700 square feet; 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
Location: New York City
That’s intriguing: The bamboo dining room table is finished with 7 layers of lacquer.


The family spends all their time in the kitchen, so Padia changed the completing on the kitchen floor from wood to rock flooring so that it would work much better. Caesarstone countertops were chosen due to their near indestructibility, and extra storage was added in the island and a small pantry to keep the remainder of the kitchen looking minimal and clean.

Padia wanted the kitchen to feel like a living space, and having great lighting proved to be a large part of the. The tasteful silk-wrapped fixtures include a warm glow. Padia can go all out with light fixtures since they are far beyond the range of her toddler’s hands.

Light fixtures: habit; countertops: Caesarstone; bar stools: BDDW; backsplash: Stone Source; cabinetry: Boffi


Padia’s favorite piece in the apartment is her magnificent dining table. “This was something I totally concocted in my,” she states. The table is made from bamboo and covered in seven layers of lacquer. Subtle waves from the lacquer appear on the surface of the wood but aren’t deep enough to impact how dishes lie. A blackened steel runner in the centre serves as either a design component and the ideal place to rest hot plates.

Chandelier: Ochre; seats and bench: Holly Hunt


“I understand my husband’s flavor, and I understand he wanted something neutral. But I emphasized with pops of colour where I can,” she states. All these accents are bits and pieces of textiles that Padia has fallen in love with over the years.

Armchairs: Jens Risom; orange fabric: Maraham; couch: Poliform


With a toddler in the house, Padia was cautious to maintain cords, standing floor lamps and other safety hazards out of primary living spaces. To add height in these rooms, she performed tables and out-of-reach accessories.

Paneling of walnut and Eramosa polished marble lines the walls adding warmth to the clean lines of this furniture.

Chaise: Dunbar, upholstered in Pucci fabric; coffee table: habit


Padia left hardly any observable drywall in this apartment. Instead, there is wood paneling, metal, fabric and rock on the walls of almost every room. “I’m a huge fan of texture,” she states. “I like to have at least a couple different textures in every single room.”

Fabric on wall: Hollywood Grape, Neisha Crosland; rug: Rug Company; console habit with shagreen table high


Padia desired her kid’s room to feel lively but still complicated. The French-inspired classic mural is fun and fits with all the tasteful décor in the rest of the house. “I did not want it to feel anticipated,” she states.

Crib: Bratt Décor; orange seat: Ligne Roset; Color: Paul Smith


The master bedroom is a place of pure serenity. The walls were treated with a five-step paint process which incorporates a subtle gold shimmer through different directional strokes. Like the remainder of the home, the furniture is easy and clean. A personalized carpet, steel shelving and side tables include texture and natural elements for visual attention.

Bedframe: Hudson; table lamps: ROOM


A clear city perspective greets Padia and her husband as they enter into the master bedroom, mixing with the clean décor for a contemporary feel.


The master bath is a collection of sharp and clean lines. There is no extra decoration, however, Padia added texture with soft-colored marble and wood floors in a subtle zigzag design.


The walls in the bedroom are coated with a delicate silk tile, which creates a subtle but eye-catching wall treatment. The curtains are custom made from a accompanying silk for extra softness.

Table lamps and bedframe: Armani Casa; curtains: Custom silk dupioni

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