Private Residence

New York
Private Residential
Related Companies
Heatherwick Studio
No. of Units
180 Residences
Project Scale
2,500 sqft
Interior Architecture & FF&E Design for Model Residence & Building
living room glass dining table set
MAWD’s model for Lantern House shows MAWD’s completed creative vision for the residences.

A Family Residence at Lantern House

In keeping with the building's ethos of prioritizing quality craftsmanship, every detailed design of the interiors, from floor to ceiling, was considered and precisely placed. This balance between elegance and utility resulted in fresh, radiant spaces that channel a voluptuous tranquillity through texture, surface, and depth.

kitchen bar table and stools
Function and multi-programming were considered for all spaces, including this custom bar that could be home to a laptop by day and cocktails in the evening.
kitchen custom door handles
MAWD designed custom bronze handles for the Lantern House kitchens.
March and White designed the rooms to feel open, letting natural light—which, refracted through the bay windows, creates all sorts of interesting patterns—be the star.
Robb Report
living room bay windows
MAWD chose to stage the upper bay windows with a traditional furniture layout featuring comfortable pieces in comfy fabrics.

Heatherwick Studio + MAWD

“We got to work with Thomas early on in the process of developing the bay windows, so interiors and architecture were having a conversation right from the get-go, which is fantastic,” principal Elliot March tells Robb Report.

dining room
Having been involved with the design of Lantern House from the beginning, MAWD had a clear idea of the best layout for the space.
side cabinet
Clean lines define the custom detailing of this side cabinet mixing stone, bronze and wood.
The master bedroom features textured walls and warm furnishings.

Designing for the Audience

"This particular three-bedroom is designed to be a family home, a buyer profile that March notes was top-of-mind for Lantern House," says Helena Madden in Robb Report.

More and more families are attracted to Lantern House's West Chelsea location, which is home to cozy restaurants and independent boutiques on side streets and a busy nightlife scene along Eighth Avenue (and nearby). The neighborhood also has around 200 art galleries, mostly in the 20's west of 10th Avenue. The High Line, which runs along old repurposed elevated freight train tracks, is among New York’s most visited sites and serves as an unusual leafy spine for Chelsea.

girls bedroom vanity table & chair by the window
MAWD used pops of color to create a warm, fun room for a teenage daughter.
comfy reading chairs and lamp
The upper bay window was dressed as a reading nook for the master bedroom.
The model’s furnishings, meanwhile, don’t feel too formal—March and White wanted to create a laid-back, lived-in vibe that didn’t seem too staged—so the fabrics and leathers are all distressed rather than completely crisp.
Robb Report
colourful girls bedroom
The audience for Lantern House had been central to its design from the outset.
boys bedroom
“It’s very much a New York buyer, someone from the Upper East or Upper West Side who wants to be more in the gallery district,” March says.

Prioritizing the Experience

Elevated design doesn't have to be stuffy. The decor for MAWD's model residence at Lantern House reflects the EXCD approach, which puts the audience at the heart of the creative process.

boys toy on wood console table
MAWD added a sense of humor as well as style.
girls bedroom bedside lamp & chair
Rainbows and reading nooks make for a delightful girl's bedroom.