Mercer Street Loft, New York City Photo: Mark Huddelston
I create spaces that are both comfortable and sophisticated - relaxed and elegant - interiors that inspire in the thoughtfulness of each detail, texture and material - spaces that reflect your needs and desires - interiors that truly feel like home.
To me, experience is everything – how one uses a space can only be enhanced by thoughtful use of smart juxtapositions, subtle use of materials and sophisticated use of forms. Every detail is highly considered and thoughtfully selected with a specific goal of providing a rich and sophisticated experience, never stuffy and always comfortable. Functionality is not overlooked in my interiors, often resulting in creatively surprising solutions. The end result is spaces that speak to my client’s needs and delight them with beautiful details, moments and ease.
I am drawn to natural materials which are shaped and selected to reflect the projects location – whether in city or country. I believe that the surfaces that surround one in their home should always have a connection to the organic, and how they connect one to the environment where they are located is how they are combined and treated. Color and form are used in the same manner – to provide serenity and excitement. Once these layers are balanced the interiors will work as a whole. Creating and designing living spaces in this way is pure pleasure.
Mercer Street Loft, New York City: Using low room dividers of wooden planks, Raffone created discrete areas and relieved the tunnel effect of a long and narrow loft for a client who frequently entertains. On one side of the living area the stained room divider forms a media center. A lower divider opposite frames a seating area, its top doubling as a ledge for drinks.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Ake E son Lindman
Villa Camaruche, St Barths, FWI: Raffone combined a pair of simple 1960s bungalows to create a modern, informal, open air villa.He visually extended the spacious outdoor living area by making the water level of the pool flush with the deck.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Martin Raffone LLC
Nolita Loft, New York City: Raffone transformed a 2500 sq. ft. loft in a former factory building into a modern, refined and bright interior intended to highlight the owner’s art collection.An exposed stair leading to the roof terrace acts as a sculptural spine in the open living area.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Ake E son Lindman
Chelsea Loft, New York City: Raffone added dimension and texture to a three-bedroom apartment in a new building.Eames chairs in light gray wool and a custom bench in laser-perforated pony hide surround a dining table of stained oak.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Martin Raffone LLC
Madison Square Park Apartment, New York City: In the master bedroom, a seating area with fireplace of bleached walnut and honed limestone. Artwork is by Aaron Young with Senufo sculpture.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Martin Raffone LLC
Nolita Loft, New York City: Raffone transformed a 2500 sq. ft. loft in a former factory building into a modern, refined and bright interior intended to highlight the owner’s art collection.A new mantle composed of cream glass mosaic tiles outlined by a thin frame of blackened steel floats in front of a patchwork wall of wood. Wall-washing downlights accentuate the texture of panels of reclaimed spruce that was split and bleached. The gallery wall to the left slides to reveal a television.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Ake E son Lindman
18th Street Loft, New York City: Through the adroit use of paint, carpet, and furniture arrangement, Raffone brought clarity to and enhanced the functionality of a three-bedroom loft in Chelsea.An L-shaped Christian Liagre sofa was straightened out and placed along one wall to open up the room. The bold stripe of the original upholstery on a Gio Ponto chair brings graphic zip to the interior.Martin Raffone LLC Photo: Ake E son Lindman