For homeowners Chris Aswad and his husband, Chris Pridemore, their a single-bedroom Morningside Heights condominium is their little piece of Paris. The couple, who married in Kauai, Hawaii, in 2018, are avid travelers and self-described Francophiles, and whilst their careers have saved them in the metropolis, they located a historic assets that they could easily change as an homage to the Town of Like.

The residence, found in a charming prewar developing, currently had wonderful herringbone oak flooring, substantial ceilings, and Central Park sights, but it was nevertheless rather lackluster. Renovations from the mid-1990s produced it truly feel dated and had taken out some of the unique architectural capabilities. “They have been eager to maintain the details of the condominium reminiscent of their time in Paris, even though renovating to instill contemporary, masculine, and practical New York touches,” says inside designer Crystal Sinclair.

Chris Aswad and Crystal swiftly got to work. The home-owner, whom the designer calls highly detail-oriented, even came to their very first conference at a neighborhood coffee shop with a binder of inspiration. He called for brass information, a black-and-white palette, curated classic decor, and artwork from Parisian flea markets. “He preferred a home that felt like aged Paris but nonetheless felt like it belonged in the metropolis,” she states.

Common and chic are two words that can now sum up the 800-sq.-foot residence, which the pair moved into pre-pandemic in February. But the biggest transformation may just be in the smallest element of the property, the rest room.

Just before: It was apparent that the all-white lavatory would need to have a structure swap.

It was nothing at all special at first. The toilet was less than the window, and the initial matter company noticed when moving into the room additionally there was a dingy bathtub and unexciting white tile. The homeowners wished a dim bathroom with various tiles as very well as brass accents to match the relaxation of the renovation. After they swapped the format to conceal the toilet and added a walk-in shower in lieu of a tub, the room now feels that much larger sized.

The black Clé tiles covers 3-fourths of the wall, even though hand-utilized plaster higher than is a nod to the building’s history. The ledge creates a strong line and is a good area to retail outlet matters, no matter if it truly is on the vanity or in the shower.


The vanity, which was personalized-intended by Crystal, has fluted detailing, something she feels is on-trend and is a timeless Aged Globe pattern, and is topped with black porcelain even though the ledge carries into the shower. The flooring is composed of 12-by-12 marble tiles, which have been minimize into triangles for an pricey look on a spending plan.

To total the toilet, Crystal went with an Apparatus sconce, black glazed terra-cotta tiles, “which adds an natural, handmade allure to the space,” and a black bathroom seat as the remaining facts. In the conclude, the home’s lavish furnishings, remarkable juxtapositions, and clever space preparing make it actually appear to be like you’re strolling into a European residence.

The mirror displays mild from the opposite window and even more opens up the very small bathroom.