Our client hired us to design and manage the remodel of his one-bedroom, one-bath pied-á-terre located in the West Village. The challenge? A complete remodel of a fifth-floor apartment in a walk-up, pre-war building in just 7 weeks. We worked within limited access hours and partnered with the building’s managers to maintain its historical integrity. We selected vibrant tiles and carefully orchestrated pops of color to give a dark, narrow space a French eclectic style with a nod to its original architectural details. Since the owner only uses the apartment as a landing pad for business trips or getaways to the city, it’s rented to visitors when not in use. To preserve its integrity, and ensure every guest is enchanted by the design and decor, we utilized fabrics and materials that can withstand heavier use and hide wear and tear.