The homeowners wanted order and simplicity for their Fifth Avenue home. Located in a 1920s building on the Upper East Side, the designer gave the Japanese-American couple what they wanted, and more. Effectively combining the luxurious sophistication the neighborhood is known for with the peacefulness of Hawaii, Hayes made a stylish home that exudes a sense of comfort and grace.
An elaborate Chinese-style bronze grille separates the elevator lobby from the entrance hall. The dining room has combined pieces from various eras and countries: a George IV mahogany table, George II side chairs and a 196th century Russian chandelier make for a balanced and comfortable formality that isn’t intimidating.more