Interiors

A West Chelsea, NYC Jewelry Designer Treasures Home Most of All

by Annie Werbler

Talk about multitasking! Lisa Sadoughi creates her own line of fashion jewelry under the same roof as she raises her kids with husband Armand, embracing vertical living in a West Chelsea, Manhattan townhouse. Each of seven floors is dedicated to a specific function, from the Lele Sadoughi brand fulfillment and shipping center in the basement, to the team working on the top floor between two airy balconies, and the family abode stacked in between — every square foot is utilized. The layout allows Lisa to be close to her kids, while maintaining the distance necessary to focus and concentrate on the task at hand during business hours. “I am so fortunate to have our offices here and come downstairs to have lunch with them every day,” Lisa says. For all its fantastic features, the most challenging part of family life is the vertical orientation of their space. Lisa enjoys having all her responsibilities assigned to specific floors, which allows for a reprieve when working in the office, but it becomes less fun when she forgets something six floors up while walking out the door.

The home feels fresh and clean with white walls and organic materials, with colorful accents curated as tastes change. Some of Lisa’s favorite spaces include the adults-only sitting room, where an emerald green and ivory color palette recalls the boldness of her jewelry designs with its malachite murals and banana leaf printed pillows. In the office, vintage chairs were recovered in a black-and-white striped fabric, giving it a retro-glam look that perfectly offsets her bold jewelry pieces. Though Lisa didn’t necessarily intend to live and work in the same place, she now can’t imagine missing all the small breaks she takes to be with her little ones. The family set out to make a home suited to entertaining as well as relaxing with their young children, and made one that supports a thriving business, too. —Annie

Photography by Genevieve Garruppo

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"I love the graphic black-and-white of the painting and the soft curves of the woman," Lisa says. Geometric trays and sleek, modern furniture keep with the neutral color palette.
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Ivy, Lisa, Armand, and Asher Sadoughi enjoy their Manhattan home.
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The living room has the best light in the house. Milo Baughman chairs that came from Armand's parents’ house are recovered in a lively ikat printed fabric. The Beni Ourain rug is one of two in the house from the Djemaa el-Fna bazaar in Marrakesh.
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The second rug resides in the sitting room with its Palm Beach palette of banana leaf green, beige canvas and Belgian linen, and cherry wood. Lisa created the gallery wall by laying pieces on the floor to compose, including photographs she took and exposed during high school.
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On the other side of the room, a petite set of a mid-century table and chairs reflects back accents of green, grass, and beige.
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An oval kitchen table makes it easy to maneuver kids around the kitchen lounge family room. A Gray Malin photograph of Cinque Terre, Italy, a place Lele knows and loves, adds color above the sofa and captures the spirit of a vacation.
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Asher and Ivy "were sitting so nicely watching the photographer, and she just quickly captured this candid shot," Lisa shares.
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In the home's entryway, Lisa adds a tall bouquet of gladiolus as her mother did when she was a child. A faceted mirror, jewelry from the Lele Sadoughi line, and home collection prototypes decorate the tabletop.
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Pink velvet chairs play off the painting in between the windows that Lisa made in a fashion illustration class at Central Saint Martins School in London, as well as a complementary piece of colorful art as a backdrop against the sleek table.
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A luxurious oval soaking tub adds softness to the hard lines of a marble bathroom.
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Lisa and her team work in the top-floor office every day. "It enables me to be a working mom and run downstairs to have lunch with my kids," Lisa says.
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"What I love about my home is the combination of creativity & love." - Lisa Sadoughi
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Design inspiration for new accessory additions to the Lele Sadoughi collection, including sketches of jewelry pouches and small leather goods along with clippings for the season.
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"I had these chairs recovered in a black-and-white stripe," Lisa says, "And they have a retro feel against the round modern chrome and glass table."
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The outdoor patio is a multipurpose oasis in the city. It allows Lisa to host a family barbeque or a press cocktail event in the middle of Manhattan.
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The deep and narrow townhouse includes prime outdoor space on the main floor.

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