When the occasion presents itself to transform a sleek, urbane apartment into a relaxed country house in the clouds, it’s impossible to resist. The primary goal for the project was to re-think the need for a weekend escape and to capture all the relaxed charm associated with country living. Painted floors of superb quality, coupled with generous doses of European cotton gingham checks promote these goals. The addition of first rate antique furnishings root the apartment firmly in the sophisticated environs of New York City.