Thursday, August 11, 2016

Blair Voltze Clark's Chic Park Avenue Apartment

I have been a fan of Blair Voltze Clark (and her gallery) for some time now, and I loved running across her Park Avenue apartment tour recently when scouring the archives of Lonny.  Voltze Clark Gallery represents Natasha Law (one of my favorite artists out there) and features a rotation of stellar art from emerging and established artists alike.  Blair is married to Alistair Clark, who runs Sotheby's English and European furniture division.  It is no surprise then that the NY apartment they share on Park Avenue is chock full of enviable art and antique pieces that could make any serious collector drool.

 {Blair looking fab as always}

Their living room is tied together with one expansive curtain rod and 2 panels for both windows.  I love the touches of gold, like the gilded bergere upholstered in a lush black velvet and the antique cartel clock on the wall.  The antique pieces feel fresh when paired with a Stark sisal rug, modern artwork, and a lucite coffee table:


The couple displays their china collection in glass-front built-ins between the living room and office:


When Alistair and Blair first purchased the apartment, she was insistent on removing the George II mantle.  However, Alistair talked her out of it and now she's glad he did- "He was right, now I cherish it!"  I'm glad they kept it.  It is so unique and adds a great deal of character to the space:


A painting by Richard Serra hangs above an intricate bombe chest in the office, which is flanked by two handsome leather Louis XVI chairs: 



The dining room doubles as a library and features a chandelier constructed of 72 martini glasses.  And, as I mentioned in my post yesterday, I can't resist a skirted table.


That bookshelf featuring smaller art works hanging on the frame is to die for.
For their two daughters, they wanted to create a room that both could grow in to, so mixed in with the dolls and children's books are quirky art works the couple gathered on their travels:



I love this apartment for it's perfect mix of old and new and because each room feels well thought out and truly conducive for an artistic family of 4.  Bravo, Blair!


{images via Lonny Mag, see the full story and more images here}



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