Gentlemen’s Quarters Change of heart
Bobby Graham and Matthew Marden found downtown digs with classic West Village character and style.
Before moving into their West Village apartment last summer, Bobby Graham (advertising director for international fashion at GQ magazine) and Matthew Marden (fashion director at Details magazine) sometimes strolled past the prewar building after brunching with friends. They had often admired the structure’s original paned-glass windows and ornate stonework. So, when they discovered that one of its coveted one-bedroom apartments was available, the couple leapt to fill out an application. “For years, we didn’t necessarily care about where our apartment was located as long as the space itself was cool,” says Marden. “But this apartment was perfect in every way, and appropriate for where we are in our lives.”
The living room’s Moroccan rug, found at the John Derian boutique, is Marden’s favorite piece in the apartment.
SOFA (similar to Smithfield sofa) lillianaugust.com PILLOWS by John Robshaw 212-677-3917 johnderian.com