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by habituallychic

07 . 07 . 11
I’m traveling back to New York today but have lost my wi-fi connection.  If AT&T ever tries to talk you into buying MiFi, I definitely don’t recommend it.  Luckily, I had uploaded some photos of Calvin Klein fashion designer Francisco Costa’s New York apartment.  Even though I posted some a few years ago, I thought it was worth another look especially since I found a few new views.  The apartment is so timeless that I have a feeling that it will be a favorite for years to come.  I am also finally moving into my new apartment on Friday and might have to take a few design inspirations from this place as well.  Just hope I get my connection back soon so I can post photos.  Later skaters!

Photos by Douglas Friedman and Martyn Thompson

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  1. lintmag July 7, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    My sympathies. I hate the mega-conjoined AT&T-PacBell-SBC global-Yahoo craziness but I am stuck with it also.
    Love that horse photograph in the bedroom! I admire the minimal Calvin look but have never managed to do it somehow.

  2. Larry Ruhl July 7, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    Such a beautiful place. It’s my first time seeing it. Thank You

  3. Karena July 7, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    Ah, my oh my!! Adore this space!

    Art by Karena


  4. Erik Perez July 7, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    it’s a STUNNING space. I can only aspire to my house looking half as good one day… the color scheme is similar, but just need that eye for detail only a designer can bring 🙂

    Thank for re-posting as it will be my inspiration!!

  5. Anonymous July 7, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    I die a little every time I see that shot of his bookshelves, it’s been a favorite inspiration after you included it in your bookshelves post and led me to create one in my home. Thanks for posting the rest of the room, I definitely love a moody library!

  6. Natasha Simpson * July 7, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    What an AMAZING apartment. I love every little thing!

  7. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen July 7, 2011 | 5:54 pm

    What a chic NY apartment. Especially love the little bar area.

    Sorry to hear your MiFi isn’t working. We love ours from their competitor, but we can’t get a signal in the mountains from AT&T. I know it’s so frustrating when anything associated with the internet isn’t working. Grrr.

    My first visit. It will definitely not be my last.

  8. roseandthistle July 7, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    I love that picture of the horse’s mane – one of my fav equestrian photos ever! Very calming colour scheme…

  9. Jesselyn July 7, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    I love how even his apartment is a testament to the Calvin Klein design esthetic of “less is more”. Beautiful.

  10. Joseph the Butler July 8, 2011 | 2:41 am

    The shot of the painting reminds me of the advice a French friend gave me twenty-some odd years ago:

    All you need is a bed, a room with a view and a painting you love. Then you have a home.

  11. JWC July 8, 2011 | 4:21 am

    Loving all of this… especially the horn chair. Fantastic.

  12. Jane Kilpatrick Schott July 8, 2011 | 9:22 am

    I could move into this apartment this morning. Plug in my toothbrush and not be seen for two weeks. Great post.

  13. mary July 8, 2011 | 11:19 am

    I love all of the spaces, with the exception of the living room. The choices of the various grays are amazing. Good luck tomorrow–remember: everything is fixable or it is not. Mary

  14. the modern sybarite ™ July 8, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Totally and utterly up my alley. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Anonymous July 8, 2011 | 7:36 pm

    What a stunning and chic home. J’adore! Thank you so much for sharing this inspirational design. Best of luck with your upcoming move.

  16. Sweet Freak July 9, 2011 | 2:50 am

    Gorgeous! If it were just a titch more feminine, it would be my dream apartment!

  17. Mary July 9, 2011 | 3:11 am

    Sleep well in your new apartment!


  18. Jimmy The Undercover Designer July 9, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Stunning, all of it, the colors, the style, the elegance. I just dont like that chair.

  19. Slim Paley July 9, 2011 | 8:24 pm

    Both he and his apartment are completely divine!!
    Can’t wait to see your new digs 🙂


  20. Daryl Wark July 11, 2011 | 12:21 am

    Hi Heather,
    Just love the photos, (and of course rooms) in your last post, elegant, relaxed and not at all that cold hospital minimalism I hate, (but each to his own).
    Love the wallpaper in one of the bedrooms/study? and that black and gilt Georgian style chest of drawers is a piece to covet. Love the applied architectual wall detailing.
    Bet you are excited about moving into your new abode and getting stuck into the decorating.
    Good luck with your move.
    Warm wishes,

  21. mydeco July 11, 2011 | 10:17 am

    definition of contemporary, like the art-deco style of the rug and some art also like the neutral colours which let you add colour if you want to etc 🙂

  22. Todd July 11, 2011 | 10:57 am

    I really love this apartment! I recognized it immediately since the living room image is on the landing page of Mark Cunningham’s website. They do amazing work!


  23. Annie Speck July 11, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    Immaculate Design! Wow the level of detail and editing is so impressive in this space! Best of luck wit your move – its is so super stressful – did it last year!!

    xxx ~ kisses ~ annie*


  24. Anonymous November 24, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    Does anyone know where the bronze and guilt swivel arm wall light with a cream shade come from?
    If not where can you get a similar shade wall light (the finish is not important)?