An author's light filled pied-a-terre in Manhattan's fashionable Chelsea district. Hilary worked with the owner to design this space on a budget, supplementing the client's existing sofa and artworks with a pair of modern futon chairs, an engraved Morrocan inspired coffee table, and the client's own heirloom chandelier. Each area is multi-functional to maximize the use of space. The main room serves as an office, living, dining, and guest space. The exposed brick and natural root ball offer touches of texture and naturalism that soften the hard lines of the modern upholstery.