Brian Sawyer’s New York City apartment is located in a historic Victorian-era edifice of red sandstone and brick from 1883. Having lost its original features over time, a new design narrative was developed inspired by the building’s history and recalling the city’s domestic interiors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The assignment provided a unique opportunity to study the architectural and design elements of the era. Windows, doors and transoms, moldings, paneling, flooring, and fireplaces were detailed to match the building’s Edwardian aesthetic. The decorating includes a mixture of custom and antique furnishings interspersed with modernist pieces complementing the historical architecture. Sawyer is an avid collector and the apartment houses many paintings, prints, drawings, fossils, sculptures, and various objets d’art that celebrate his fascination with the past.