Masculine Glamour in Gramercy Park

Masculine Glamour in Gramercy Park

Masculine Glamour in Gramercy Park


Ali Rana, consultant


When it came to a Gramercy Park apartment, all of the foundational pieces were there, but Homepolish's Matthew Cane brought in the finishing touches to make the ultimate bachelor pad.

Photos by Claire Esparros.

We see this time and time again at Homepolish. Many of our clients have good taste. They really do! But the difficulty always comes at the end of home design projects… pulling all the finishing accessories, art, and lighting together to make a coherent space. Ali Rana, a chic Manhattan bachelor, was undoubtedly one of those people. Looking around his apartment prior to design work, we saw the foundation of a cool pad deserving of a collected urbanite.

Homepolish’s Matthew Cane, a city bachelor himself, was just the guy for the job. As with any masculine space, they wanted to impart a strong and bold aesthetic but without making the space feel off-putting. After all, any home needs to have a welcoming air to it.


Ali already had the sofa and dining table, but Matthew immediately got to work rounding out the seating options with wooden midcentury chairs and an oversized leather armchair. Lighting and greenery brought levity to the space, and wheeling in a bar cart brought levity… of a different sort. And the most striking moment of all? A deep navy accent wall layered with graphic prints and photography. The final result according to Matthew is “Tom Ford-esque… strong, clean, bold, and considered.”

In this tour:
Living Room