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