A welcoming front entry pairs antiques and vintage finds with modern accents to reflect the city's own juxtaposition of old and new.
Subtlety had no place in the design of a luxury apartment with views as grand as the city itself. "Right from the start I wanted you to have a visual impact," says interior designer Vern Yip.
The hallway blends seamlessly into the kitchen, where a palette of dark wood and stainless steel lends sophistication to the work space.
Contemporary floor lamps topped with silk shades place a spotlight on art pieces and brighten the entry space. "I selected those lamps because they are visually unobtrusive and have a base designed to slide underneath a piece of furniture," says Vern. "For that reason, I had a pair of custom made bases for the lions to sit on, with slots to accommodate the bases of the floor lamps."