“I want the city, I have to look at the city!” is what Todd Alexander Romano told his real-estate broker when hunting for a new Manhattan apartment. After living in a much larger prewar townhouse on a tree-lined block, he knew he wanted a complete change: a small studio with a larger than life view, and in a new glass tower to boot.
“It’s the one style of New York home I’ve never had before… To live in a glass box in the sky is like the Manhattan I remember from the movies as a child. It’s just the quintessential New York experience.”
Romano now resides in a 600 square foot studio, which he found to be a very welcome challenge to decorate.
“Good design is about editing,” he notes. “You can live very well in one room.”
Especially with such a spectacular, upper-floor view of Manhattan.
To showcase the skyline, Romano chose midnight-blue as his home’s color.
“It makes structure recede, so the space feels bigger,” he explains. “At night, this apartment is a deep-blue jewel box.”
P.S. For two more dark-as-night blue rooms, see an earlier post: Lacquered Cerulean Blue.