Annaly Capital Management

The owners of this Manhattan investment firm wanted their new offices in a 1960s skyscraper to evoke the elegant bygone era of Old Wall Street. In addition to the usual trading floor, private offices, conference rooms and kitchen, they also charged us with designing a suite of rooms for entertaining. We created separate "living room" and "dining room" spaces open to each other and bracketed at opposite ends by salvaged fireplace mantles from the early 20th century. Comfortable sofas and club chairs in warm tones set the stage for informal gatherings in the living room, while the dining room's traditional table accommodates more formal meetings over breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Classical detailing continues in the reception area which includes a custom-made mahogany desk with the Annaly family crest; the crest is repeated in the backlit glass panel that greets visitors.