Partway between Manhattan and the Hamptons lies AD100 interior designer Ryan Korban's latest foray into luxury residential design. At the Ritz-Carlton Residences in North Hills, Long Island, the fresh-faced creative has designed a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom model unit for the fifth of six buildings (the final opens this July and adds 34 new residences to the gated property). Incorporating pieces from his first furniture collection, Korban, he created a lived-in arrangement for "the stylish New Yorker," he told AD PRO in a statement—a home that emphasizes beauty, comfort, and entertaining, all in his signature muted palette.
The hypothetical homeowner is one that Korban knows a lot about. Since beginning his practice, he has been a decorator to the fashion world; his clients include Alexander Wang, Brandon Maxwell, and Kanye West. The Ritz-Carlton name is synonymous with luxury, and its "residents understand style and design," says Korban. So his task in designing the model unit's living room, master bedroom, sitting room, kitchen, and dining spaces was "to make sure that each of the most aspirational elements a New Yorker will be drawn to—open-concept living, high ceilings, etc.—are emphasized."
This translates to a curtained, four-poster bed that soars to meet the master bedroom ceiling height, an all-marble kitchen that opens onto a dining and living room, and seating from his Korban line, covered in lush, tactile fabrics. (V-backed dining chairs wear a gray suede; pink velvet wraps the living room armchairs and gray velvet covers the sofa; and two three-legged stools are sheepskin-cushioned.) In the living room, statement vases on plinths flank a doorway to a terrace (the unit boasts two in total), and marble tops side tables throughout. The mostly monochromatic artwork was chosen by Jessica Levy of JL Art Advisory.
The Korban furnishings in the model apartment are on view for the first time since their debut to the trade at High Point Market last month. Because the focus of his line with EJ Victor is "beautiful, functional furniture to fit the lives and homes of real people," the designer explains to AD PRO, decorating with the pieces here felt like a "natural fit." Many of the residents who currently live at the Ritz-Carlton Residences North Hills are empty-nesters who often travel into New York City or families with young children taking advantage of the Nassau County school district, explains Joe Graziose of RXR Realty to AD PRO, and prices for units in the property's newest building start at $1.5 million. Though the Ritz-Carlton brand connotes the high level of quality found in their global hotels, what Korban's design style brings to the Residences project is a fresh take on luxury: His vision of interiors that feel lived-in while simultaneously clad in marble.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest