Kelly Behun’s shoppable interiors have a dreamy pastel palette

Kelly Behun’s shoppable interiors have a dreamy pastel palette

American interior designer Kelly Behun unveils a pastel-infused, shoppable ‘Living Gallery’ inside Manhattan’s 1228 Madison Avenue by Robert AM Stern Architects

Kelly Behun opens the doors to her shoppable ‘Living Gallery’, an interior design project taking over a four-bedroom residence in Manhattan. The project is part of 1228 Madison Avenue, a Robert AM Stern Architects-designed redevelopment, defined by an intricately composed traditional façade, and views of the Central Park reservoir.

The apartment features furniture, objects and art selected by Behun and available to buy online through a dedicated e-commerce site. Furniture and objects on display include collectible design as well as readily available pieces, and items designed by Behun herself. Among these are rugs for The Rug Company, lighting for Hudson Valley Lighting, and a range of accessories for L’Objet. It’s a concept that instills the classic show apartment with new character, the sophisticated Manhattan interiors featuring a striking pastel colour palette and a well-considered design curation.

Manhattan interiors by Kelly Behun
A bedroom in Kelly Behun’s Manhattan shoppable apartment, featuring artwork by German artist Thomas Schütte

‘This Living Gallery embodies the spirit of Upper East Side Manhattan and features so many of the creatives that inspire me every day,’ says Behun. ’I’ve envisioned the family that might live in this home and created spaces for both entertaining and relaxing, all with a touch of comfort-chic. I hope to lift the veil a bit on my process with the shoppable online platform, and the public can engage with some of my favourite creatives and make the work their own.’

On display throughout the apartment are artworks selected in collaboration with Mellyn, Dvorkin & Monrow Art Consultants, spanning emerging talent as well as blue-chip artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Ken Price, Anish Kapoor, Mary Obering and Rob Wynne. §

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