Jessica Gersten

A Modern Home in Tribeca by Jessica Gersten

On the 54th floor of 111 Murray Street in Tribeca is a modern tree house created for a family of four. Designer Jessica Gersten first met the client when she designed their home on the Upper East Side eight years ago. Jessica was thrilled to help them create their new dream home downtown.

The open living/dining space has two incredible views facing north and west. The de Noailles residence inspired the living room niche in parchment in Paris, designed by Jean-Michel Frank in 1925. The curved sofa contours around coffee tables custom created by Jessica, also inspired by the work of Jean Michel-Frank. Contemporary side chairs and tables and a Noguchi lantern complete the seating area.

A Ludovic Clement d’Armont mobile light hangs over the oak dining table, designed by Jessica. The contour theme continues with the “wing” dining chairs from Studio Twenty-Seven. Also inspired by Jean Michel-Frank’s unconventional use of everyday materials, Jessica designed a sculptural plaster bar which separates the kitchen and dining room.

The master bedroom has an ethereal feeling. A headboard wall was another custom element by Jessica, produced using Toyine Sellers fabric and pale oak panelling.

The Webcoat table lamp is by Steven Haulenbeek and rests on a custom credenza also created by the designer.

Art pieces on the opposite wall by Estuko Ichikawa are curated with the help of Hourglass Advisory.


Downtown comes uptown in this converted upper-east side residence giving a loft feeling with iron casement windows, high ceilings and oak floors.

The finance executive and his wife wanted a downtown yet elegant and airy feeling.  In the living room houses a pair of Minotti sofas on a beautiful bomb and wool textured rug by Woven.  The coffee table is by May Studio using Maykume, which is a proprietary wood material meant to look like stone. The wall unit is by Robert Pluhowski and designed by Jessica Gersten using Toyine Sellers woven leather fabric.   All pillows are made in Toyine Sellers fabrics.

In the dining room is a bleached walnut table by BDDW and a mobile chandelier by Michael Anastassiades.   

In the den is a Phillip Jefferies wallpaper, a Poliform sofa, ombre tables by Stephane Parmentier, a rug by Woven, and a credenza by BDDW.

In the master bedroom is a custom-made headboard by a designer, goatskin nightstands from Scala Luxury and chairs and a bench from Jean de Merry.   The lighting draped in the corner is from Apparatus studio.

In the boy’s room is Kelly Wearstler wallpaper with a custom-made bed and light by David Weeks.  Built-ins by Robert Pluhowski, design by JGI.

In the hallway vestibule is a standing mirror by Anna Karlin, a circle rug by Fort Street Studio, and light by Studio Van Der Akker.