To celebrate 30 years of beautiful design, ELLE Decor enlisted A-list decorator Neal Beckstedt to design the House of ELLE Decor - a New York City penthouse apartment with stunning style and waterfront views. The luxury Tribeca residence is perched atop 108 Leonard, a restored neoclassical building originally built in the late 19th century. Beckstedt carried his signature style throughout the residence by mixing vintage, contemporary and custom pieces. Tour the light-filled home and shop the lighting looks he selected. Photography by Alison Gootee.
Seamless custom cabinetry creates a clean backdrop allowing the kitchen island to be the heart of the space. A trio of Crown Top Banded Globe Lanterns by Chapman & Myers hangs overhead with custom chain sleeves.
“There is a surprise around every corner,” Beckstedt said. Views of midtown Manhattan can be seen through the kitchen window covered in a patchwork of pure gold leaf.
The open frame of the Darlana Extra Large Lantern by Chapman & Myers (with custom shades) complements the scale, proportion and volume of the towering dining room, which includes a custom knotty pine dining table and vintage French Louis XVI dining chairs in pink linen.
The living room's vibrant rhythm keeps the eye moving towards one of the penthouse's most dramatic spaces: the wine room.
The Carlo Table Lamp by Thomas O'Brien sits brilliantly atop a custom brass-paneled desk.
The Ré Flush Mount by Suzanne Kasler brings added drama to the high-gloss red lacquered ceiling.
With floor-to-ceiling brass-and-glass wine racks, Beckstedt wove in darker accents—such as the Naomi Floor Lamp and the Classical Urn Form Large Table Lamp—to give the room a romantic, moody feel. “You want that drama,” he said.
Surrounded by a symphony of soft neutrals, the Savona Large Chandelier by Chapman & Myers (discontinued) takes center stage above the custom four-poster pine bed. The Natural Parchment leather finish of the Dixon Small Table Lamp by Thomas O'Brien adds another layer of tonal texture against the suede-covered walls.