Designer Sandra Nunnerley’s NY Home Exudes Calm
Wellington-born interior designer Sandra Nunnerley’s apartment – located in a turn-of-the-century Carrère and Hastings town house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side – is a reflection of her signature style, Mallery Roberts Morgan writes for Architectural Digest magazine.
“I’ve always tried to create a sense of serenity in my interiors. And of course, now more than ever home as sanctuary is so meaningful,” Nunnerley says.
“I find it so peaceful to sleep under a canopy,” says Nunnerley of the bed she designed. “It’s like a room in a room.” The headboard is upholstered in vintage Scalamandré fabric.
Nunnerley says colours are what makes a room come alive. She explains the soft gradation from blue-greys to ivory-beige of the painted walls progressing throughout the apartment.
“Sandra famously says, ‘It’s all in the details,’” recounts AD editor-at-large Michael Reynolds, who has followed Nunnerley’s work for over a decade. “Deceivingly subtle with maximum impact,” he says describing her aesthetic, “something only a master of their craft can achieve.”
Even with current travel restrictions, Nunnerley’s eponymous design firm remains a busy, global practice with ongoing projects in Houston, Hong Kong, and Berlin. “Technology has revolutionised interior design,” she explains. “With CAD and 3D printers we can see and touch the final plans in our office before we even set foot on-site.”
Original article by Mallery Roberts Morgan, Architectural Digest, May 13, 2020.
Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson.