Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis's NYC Triplex Is a Minimalist's Dream | Architectural Digest
Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis blended their distinct styles for a home that feels like a retreat.
DJs Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis blended their distinct styles in their Manhattan triplex for a home that feels like a retreat.
Social media devotees of Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis aren’t strangers to the interior of the twosome’s home. (Collectively, the couple has nearly 430K followers on Instagram alone.) Bronfman posts frequent spalike dispatches from her envy-inducing bathtub, while Fallis has offered a glimpse inside the couple’s pristine kitchen and fully stocked bar. Their apartment, a one-bedroom East Village triplex, has become the backdrop for the Insta-worthy life they’ve created together, since meeting at Art Basel Miami six years ago. 2015 was a big year for the couple: They got engaged and purchased their first home together. After a gut renovation and redesign of the space by architect Jeffrey White of EAU, the apartment is now receiving the finishing touches—which is perfect timing. The modern, serene space will provide a fresh start for the newlyweds, who will be married later this month in Marrakech.
Because she and Bronfman both travel internationally for work as DJs, they relied on digital tools to streamline the design process.
Fallis works with several start-ups and Bronfman is the founder of HBFIT, a health and wellness website, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the tapped-in couple used a service like Homepolish to help coordinate the details. Otherwise, something as simple as picking out a fabric swatch could get tricky. Bronfman and Fallis collaborated with Homepolish and Design Within Reach on a redesign of the new space—and took virtually nothing from their former NoLIta apartment. The triplex’s unique layout includes a loft-style second floor with a cozy den, and what Bronfman calls a “cloud-like” bedroom, which opens to an expansive outdoor space with an outdoor shower—a covetable luxury in New York City.
Designer Michelle Zacks employed a minimalist aesthetic, using lots of neutral tones, complimentary textures, and brass accents to tie everything together. Fallis, the true pragmatist of the pair, says: “Bright colors tend to move with the times. We prefer it this way.” Though Bronfman says Fallis has taught her to be “more practical and less sentimental when it comes to home purchases,” she counts crystal bottles from Fallis’s grandfather, custom wallpaper in the powder room by Candice Kaye, a claw-foot tub, and a Lacanche range among her best-loved pieces in their new home together.
In addition to highlighting the couple’s most-prized possessions, the new design enhances the multilevel layout, catering to the couple’s penchant for entertaining. “Our new dining table seats eight people, so we try to constantly mix up the groups and introduce new friends,” Bronfman says. “That’s the best part about creating this home.”
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