Banderas | Griffith NYC

Luxury interior designer Kari Whitman updates Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith’s historic New York City home at 50 Central Park West with an abundance of creative touches to give it fresh energy

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith’s enjoy their evenings in this elegant New York City Central Park West dining room designed by international interior designer. Whitman gave the space a chic, modern, but timeless feel with original art by Banksy, black lacquered walls, and mid-century lightning. Custom chairs by Baker and Baccarat crystal chandeliers also adorn the room. This is truly a one-of-a-kind New York City refuge.

Great bones, original details, and sweeping views eliminated the need for Whitman to undertake any major remodeling. The Central Park West foyer welcomes you with a stunning chandelier from 1st Dibbs, mod art by Alwin Jackson, and beautiful carpeting by Stark Carpets. Next you enter into this bright sitting space loved by Melanie Griffith. Of the new design she says, “Kari Whitman is one of the most creative, fun interior designers around. She changed my NY apartment into a cool, elegant, yet funky beautiful place to live in. I love her style and I love her.”

Artistic interior designer Kari Whitman and her New York City design team had so much creative freedom on this project. The 2,500 square foot home has incredible views looking over the trees and into the park across the street, conveniently located to accommodate Melanie’s rescue dog Elliot (from Kari Whitman’s dog rescue non-profit Ace of Hearts). The office was updated with red lacquered walls and Lerano felt carpet for a chic, modern feel.


About Kari Whitman Interiors

Founded in 1994 by Kari Whitman, Kari Whitman Interiors (KWI) is a distinguished design-build firm specializing in luxury residential and commercial interior design. KWI is a trusted design expert and visionary for A-list celebs, including Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Emilio Estevez, and Don Henley. Clients of the like are attracted to Kari’s signature style, “eclectic self-expressionism,” which is integrated through salvaged artifacts, distinctive artwork, custom pieces, green design, and pet-friendly elements. With headquarters in LA and Boulder, KWI’s international projects span prestigious locations such as California, New York, Denver, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Miami, Dallas, and Saudi Arabia.

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