Where to even begin with the renovation of this Tribeca townhouse on Warren Street? The neon colors? The insane art collection? The spiral staircase? The sheep? Needless to say, this project by Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design, also of Tribeca, nearly defies description. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s fun, it looks like something out of a storybook. In fact, the design firm is no stranger to this kind of work–they designed the infamous 80-foot slide that winds through a FiDi penthouse. Do we dare say that this renovation, sans slide, looks like just as much fun?
Upon entering, you’re greeted with a bluestone-tiled lobby that serves both the main part of the house and the lower guest duplex. There’s a small pool to the left of the entry doors, as well as vintage wooden chairs that were re-upholstered in vinyl and dipped in paint. Duct tape covers the side table, and a knitted “sweater” covers the lamp. It may all sound a little crazy, but you’re going to have to get used to it for this renovation.
The kitchen is outfitted with a custom-colored yellow island, bright red dining room chairs, and two massive designer light fixtures. This room was inspired by the artwork hanging to the left of the room by the aritst Lisa Ruyter.
The entire reno is complimented by an incredible art collection. According to Tribeca Citizen, the project was carried out by townhouse owner Paige West, who owns the gallery Mixed Greens and lives here with her husband and two sons.
Check out the Andy Warhol design that’s been printed on the cotton window shades. There’s also a chair by designer Hiromichi Konno and vinyl-covered ottomans. No expense was spared when it comes to boldness throughout the house — this is just a guest room.
The house is distinguished by incredible staircases that wind throughout. This one, which heads up from the kitchen, is also accented by a towering styrofoam light sculpture.
This townhouse also wins the prize for coolest kid hangout ever. Who wouldn’t love a playroom with crazy red race car-style stripes? Or bedroom walls that look like that? The murals in the children’s rooms are by Mark Mulroney, an artist represented by Mixed Greens.
You thought that maybe the bathrooms might be boring, or at least a little bit plain compared to the rest of the house? Sorry, you were dead wrong.
And don’t forget the sheep! They’re hanging out on a wool rug (of course) specially made for the library.
If you need a break from all the bold colors, there’s a beautiful sitting room with a full glass addition looking out onto the Tribeca skyline. There’s a modest but lush garden space outside. And of course, you’re still getting some distinctive artwork in the mix.
As Paige West told Interior Design of the project, “It was like being a kid.” In our opinion, what better way to design a house?
See more fun and colorful projects by Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design.
- Ghislaine Viñas’ Colorful and Eclectic Design Seamlessly Blends Together on Greenwich Street
- Colorful Loft by Ghislaine Vinas Will Have You Feeling Young at Heart
- Ghislaine Viñas Brings a Whimsical Edge to the Interior Design of a Hip Tribeca Loft
- An 80-Foot Slide Winds Through This Whimsical FiDi Penthouse
Photos courtesy of Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Neighborhoods : Tribeca