In full collaboration with her clients, Schweitzer creates fluid apartment spaces that marry clean lines with multi-layered texture. She integrates textiles, finishes and lighting to impart depth. Schweitzer specializes in both modern and prewar apartments giving both a fresh vibe and sophistication. VSA obtains Landmarks commission approval in New York City and works with all types of budgets. Current work: East Village Townhouse, East 10th Street
Lower Fifth Avenue with a Room of One’s Own for an author:
Upper West Side:
A cook’s kitchen above for a family with teenagers anchors the entire apartment. A structural wall becomes a structural beam, and coffers are used to make it look seamless. The ample island of natural quartzite was designed for cooking but allows for kids’ homework.
In this living room below, Paris flea market finds, like the Italian 16th century bronze grille over the mantle, are by architect.
More Upper West Side Apartments
Upper Fifth Avenue:
Home office uptown with resilient materials of cork and bamboo:
West 11th Street, pied-a-terre for a foreign correspondent and toy soldier collector
229 West 60th Street–Interiors/art by architect
West 86th Street, for a family of four
Details of Manhattan apartments
Art by Architect:
East 10th St Townhouse and Lobby Design, Central Park West to follow.
Oil painting, Orchids, to be installed in therapist’s office, Upper west Side, 6′ x 4′.