The architect says the color palette was inspired by the views, the exterior of the building, and the fact that the apartment is 52 floors above the city.
"We essentially created a nest in the sky, and some of the art and furnishings reflect this bird analogy. But the decision to use soft blue and gray tones was mainly influenced by the color of the building exterior, which features glass panels in different shades of blue.
"A greige tone a shade between gray and beige was inspired by the city spread out below. These colors also connect to the sky and mountains, blurring the line between inside and out."
A bright red B&B Italia leather ottoman makes a playful contrast to the neutral tones of the Minotti sectional sofas and other furnishings.
Anderson says it's also a reference to the owner's Japanese heritage the ottoman is on the far west side of the building, which looks out to the Pacific. A hanging Eero Aarnio Bubble chair and stepping stones over river rocks beneath the stairwell are other playful elements.
"The owner was adamant the interior needed to be youthful and modern," Anderson says.
"This influenced the choice of designer furniture and lighting. But this didn't exclude classic pieces, such as the tables by Arne Jacobsen, Knoll and Saarinen. And we introduced Mid-century Hans Wegner chairs and Fortuny lamps to the master suite."
Continuity was also essential. The Minotti sectional sofas in other areas of the apartment are from the same Hamilton range as the sofas in the living room, but they have slightly different fabrics and forms.