The actor behind the rough-tough-and-hard-to-bluff chief of police from the Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things turns out to have quite the eye for design in private life. David Harbour has recently opened the door for AD to his apartment in Nolita which he reconstructed with the help of Kyle O’Donnell of Gramercy Design. A complete “soup to nuts” renovation of the building which was once a wagon wheel factory brought spectacular results. What we loved the most is how he incorporated rugs into this formerly industrialist ambiance and created an absolutely livable and breath-taking interior. See for yourself!
Looking at this bright space, it’s hard to believe that these wall once housed heavy industry. One might catch a glimpse of a tin ceiling stripped from a decommissioned factory in Pennsylvania which was later refinished in white. Thanks to this and many more zesty details O’Donnell was able to “recreate the charm of a vintage NYC loft space, but update it with modern conveniences to suit David’s lifestyle.”
The floor of the entry hallway is covered with vintage oriental rugs that contribute to the old-school vibe while being super fashionable and comfy. Moreover, they introduce invigorating pops of color into the white surroundings. Masterfully executed!
Harbour’s bedroom is flooded with light due to the oversized windows and 11-foot-high ceilings. The effect is further enhanced by the allover use of white – even the wooden floor is hardly visible from underneath the luminous white area rug. We couldn’t think of a better rug choice for this well-balanced design. The shaggy pile of the carpet makes this bedroom a truly intimate and relaxing zone – imagine what a pleasure it would be to walk on it barefoot!
In the “cozy corner”, the sheep skin nonchalantly thrown on the vintage walnut chair mirrors the texture of the rug – try to say no to such an invitation!
Separated from the kitchen by the wall of shelving and plants, the living room also discreetly smuggles modernity into the vintage character of Harbour’s place. Hidden inside the tin ceiling above the oak and iron storage cabinet, there is a retractable projector screen which can be unfurled for some Netflix and chill. 😉 The brown couch, perfectly matched with the red oriental rug, accompanied by additional sheep hides, provides a cozy spot for that.
According to David, the design of the kitchen started from finding a magnificent stove in extinguish green. Although not much of a cook himself, Harbour fell in love with the piece and decided to build the décor around it. A multitude of plants echoes the stove’s exceptional shade while quartzite counters make sure the color scheme of the room is coherent. Instead of an island, David insisted on having a classic Farmhouse wooden table. Yet another proof that sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.
The bathroom has completely different ambience than the rest of the apartment. Since it has no windows, both gentlemen decided it should be turned into a moody home spa. The goal was achieved thanks to deep blue tiles, arched ceiling and shining brass regulator faucet with, wait for it, four taps! David seems to be enjoying this instance of abundance, explaining that it helps him fill the big bathtub faster – practical or not, it simply looks awesome!