When he found his duplex apartment in a former printing plant in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood, Jordan Carlyle knew that its awkward proportions and limited light would be a challenge. The solution he devised entailed embracing the dark and enhancing the drama.
The wall stripes in the West Village living room were hand-painted. The custom velvet sofa is by Carlyle, with Samuel & Sons tape and bullion fringe, and the Empire-style gueridon came from 1stdibs. Flanking the sofa are garniture lamps by Christopher Spitzmiller. Photo by Maura McEvoy for House Beautiful