A Look Inside the NYC Apartment of MALIN+GOETZ Founders

Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, co-founders of the luxe (and self-described “uncomplicated”) skincare brand MALIN+GOETZ, enlisted the talents of New York architecture firm Messana O’Rorke (MO’R) to help design their New York City apartment located on the Upper West Side. Much like their deliciously-scented brand, the apartment’s new design has an understated elegance with clean white walls adorned with original baseboards and plaster relief details that mimic crown molding. Reclaimed oak boards are placed in a herringbone layout and finished with a natural oil for a classic yet modern feel. The design is beautiful, making it no surprise it’s featured in the firm’s debut monograph, Messana O’Rorke: Building Blocks, which Rizzoli published in October.

modern living room interior of apartment with white walls and modern and mid-century furnishings

A curated collection of modern and mid-century furnishings results in a one-of-a-kind space that unites the past with the presence. It’s a mix of luxury, minimalism, and refinement, which is especially on display in the bathroom.

modern interior of small dining area with round wood table and four wood chairs and foot painting on wall

view down white hallway int modern living room of apartment

view down white hallway with herringbone wood floors

view into small modern galley kitchen in NYC

interior view of modern apartment showing through small dining area into marble bathroom

modern bathroom with white and gray marble surfaces

The bathroom is clad in Carrara marble with unlacquered brass fixtures and hardware making its own bold statement.

modern bathroom with white and gray marble surfaces

angled view of modern bedroom with simple mid-century and modern furnishings

interior of modern living space with tufted blue section sofa and gallery wall of art

interior of modern living space with tufted blue section sofa and gallery wall of art

view of home office featuring wall-mounted desk and shelving system

two men sitting on pale pink velvet sofa holding dog in lap

Andrew Goetz and Matthew Malin

Photos by Stephen Kent Johnson.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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