True to her studio’s name (neshama is Hebrew for "soul"), Tathienne Kader envisaged a “well from within” feeling with her design for the landings and main stairwell, allowing for plenty of breathing room amid the art and furnishings. Warm acrylic paintings by Judy Rifka set an intimate tone, with a curvaceous John Lyle pendant light anchoring the ground-floor space, complemented by Matthew Fairbank sconces.
Tathienne Kader, interior designer and principal at Studio Neshama, agrees. “The space will tell you what it needs,” she says. “Many times we overlook architectural or design elements that define the space, but take a good look at what you’re working with—and use it.”
The highly acclaimed Holiday House NYC opened its doors to the public on November 14th for the 2019 edition of its annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising show house. Set in a luxurious Charles A. Platt–designed townhouse located at 125 East 65th Street, this year’s team of talented design firms created yet another magnificent interior to help raise funds for breast cancer research. The 2019 edition of Holiday House NYC will remain open to the public through December 15th.