Nestled in a Tribeca high-rise built in the ‘70s, lies the tiny one-bedroom, one-bathroom bachelor pad of textile designer Zak Profera of ZAK+FOX. After a life change led Profera to seek out a new home that would accommodate his existing furniture, the designer found the small rental and set about making it his own. “Like many New Yorkers, I’m limited in what I can and can’t do,” the designer says. “Though I do fantasize about gutting the kitchen and bathroom.”
Despite the restrictions a rental entails, Profera infused the space with global, eclectic appeal, thanks to a thoughtful mix of his own patterns and textiles, along with carefully chosen vintage and contemporary furnishings. “I don’t like when things are too matched—I think something needs to feel a bit off,” Profera says of his decorating style. “It’s good to develop a foundation to build upon, and throw in two or three elements that keep the eye moving.”
Keep scrolling to take a full tour of the layered, casual space.
The Noguchi Museum Noguchi Floor Lamp Model UF3-Q ($525)
Hollywood at Home ZAK+FOX Postage Campaign Pillow ($285)
Hollywood at Home ZAK+FOX Bengal Khaden Pillow ($265)