A Sleek Masculine Home Committed to Black and White

Hello, hello, hello. How are you guys? I have always admired people who knew their exact interior style and stuck with it. Some commit to a lot of color, others stick with earthy colors. Today it’s all about black and white, which is rarely done well in my opinion. I have been following Alexander for years on Instagram, obsessing over his lifestyle images, just last year he married interior designer Justin Charette – and finally we get a sneak inside their New York apartment.

The generously sized one-bedroom apartment dating from the 1960s, located in Gramercy, was recently renovated before the guys moved in, so they didn’t have to do any crazy renovations – just give their magic interior wands a swing.

As mentioned, the whole apartment is kept in black and white, which is not an easy thing to get right. If their feeds on Instagram didn’t already give you a clue of their OCD tendencies, the simple palette sure do the trick. Its sleek and masculine with lots of great pieces like the Bearbrick toy displayed on a white pedestal and the Bower Studios cuboid mirror above the bed.

I really love how the guys have committed, even with their great artwork. I L O V E the massive black and white Richard Phibbs photograph of the army men doing push-ups over the couch – not sure I would need a TV if I had that pictured.

Would you be able to live with just black and white?

A few other New York homes you might enjoy:
The Photographers Perfectly Liveable New Yorker Apartment You Want to Copy
Bright and Airy Scandi Home Vibes in Brooklyn

New York is fantastic. Writing on today’s post was a great reminder of how much I miss this city. It’s been a few years since I was there last and it even made me think of the summer of 2012, where I got a sense of living in the city… just for a bit.

Photography by Sean Litchfield.

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  • Reply
    May 5, 2020 at 01:23

    Hi Allan
    I love the bedroom, with a touch of grey and light timber to break the black and white.
    It looks very tailored.
    So neat and tidy – I adore such order.
    Also love the Bearbrick.

    • Reply
      May 6, 2020 at 09:42

      Probably my favorite room too. Love that mirror.

  • Reply
    May 10, 2020 at 23:14

    Absolutely stunning. I absolutely love the bedroom. Also I quite like this gradient paint effect. It looks quite dramatic.

    Have a good day.


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