Hendrick Kerstens shown in Architectural Digest

By Corynne Pless


After looking at nearly 50 apartments in New York, interior designer Philip Gorrivan finally found this East Village gem, a one-bedroom prewar apartment perched high in a 17-story building—a rarity with downtown’s strict building ordinances. Working from offices in New York and London, Philip has made a name for himself mixing playful, contemporary designs with classic details, so when he stumbled upon this place, he saw it as a chance to have some fun. A custom wall mural by street artist Pixote, far-flung market finds, rich patterns, and a stunning art collection echo Philip's passions. “The thing I love most about my apartment is being surrounded by things I love,” he says. Gushing over this beautiful space is inevitable. Because we're the helpful sort, we’ve also listed a few of our favorite takeaways that you could totally apply to your own home.