todd alexander romano

“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.

todd alexander romano

“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.”

todd alexander romano

Romano now resides in a 600 square foot studio, which he found to be a very welcome challenge to decorate.

todd alexander romano

“Good design is about editing,” he notes. “You can live very well in one room.”

todd alexander romano

Especially with such a spectacular, upper-floor view of Manhattan.

blue room todd alexander romano

To showcase the skyline, Romano chose midnight-blue as his home’s color.

blue room todd alexander romano

“It makes structure recede, so the space feels bigger,” he explains. “At night, this apartment is a deep-blue jewel box.”

blue room todd alexander romano

P.S. For two more dark-as-night blue rooms, see an earlier post: Lacquered Cerulean Blue.

Images / Portrait of Romano: via STYLEBEAT / Interiors:  Thomas Loof for Architectural Digest /

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Editor helping intelligent women unlock their style and own it, à la: decorating, fashion, beauty, and beyond.

  • I agree – 600 SF never looked so good! Thanks Courtney!

  • He is so stylish. I love this post, how great to have a peek into his home style after always going to his gorgeous store/showroom all these years.