Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber collaborate with design firm Ashe + Leandro to transform a Manhattan artist’s loft into an inviting family oasis.
Photography: Douglas Friedman | Author: Michael Haineywww.architecturaldigest.com
Black-and-white floor tiles by Clé provide a graphic welcome at the Manhattan duplex apartment that actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber share with their two sons; the interiors were designed by the firm Ashe + Leandro. The entrance hall’s pendant light is by Ralph Lauren Home, the 19th-century shell-back chairs are from KRB, and the painting in the stairway is by Harland Miller.
In the living room, a 19th-century Gabon mask from Throckmorton Fine Art and an artwork by Paul Morehouse overlook matching velvet-covered RH sofas, which are separated by a Ralph Lauren Home console. The cocktail table is by Robert Pluhowski, the floor lamp is by Ralph Lauren Home, the low tables in the foreground are by Blaxsand, and the round leather chair at far right is by Garza Marfa; the jute rugs are by Merida.
The kitchen features pendant lights by the Lamp Goods, a Wolf microwave, Lostine stools, and a checkerboard concrete-tile floor; Ashe + Leandro designed the cabinetry and hood. Schreiber and Watts are joined by sons Alexander (left) and Samuel around the kitchen’s bleached-walnut banquette.
Lights by Apparatus Studio hang above the dining room’s Ralph Lauren Home table and Sol y Luna chairs. The mirror and cabinet are antique, and the Tuareg carpet is vintage.
A Living Divani sectional sofa is paired with a custom-made John Robshaw rug in the playroom; the ceiling lights are by Michael Anastassiades for Flos, the floor lamp is by Ralph Lauren Home, and the Norman Cherner chairs at the desk unit are by Design Within Reach.
Images by Watts’s brother, photographer Ben Watts, are displayed above RH Baby & Child beds in the boys’ room; the pillowcases are by Ralph Lauren Home, the sconces are by Atelier de Troupe, the nightstand is by Room & Board, and the antique kilim is from Double Knot.
A Ralph Lauren Home light fixture illuminates the master bath’s Victoria + Albert tub, which has Dornbracht fittings; the mirror and chair are antique, and the penny tile is by Waterworks.
In the master bedroom, an RH bed is grouped with Ralph Lauren Home side tables and a vintage Italian bench from Billy Cotton; the walls are clad in a Clarence House fabric, the curtains are of a Duralee floral, and an antique Moroccan rug is laid atop carpeting by Holland & Sherry.