Remedy Place NYC

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Wellness ( SPA, Yoga, Retreat)
  • Company/Firm
    Bells + Whistles
  • Lead Designer
    Barbara Rourke
  • Other Designer(s)
    Jason St John
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
    Bells + Whistles
  • Construction Company
  • Photo Credit
  • Location
    New York City
  • Project Date

The design of Manhattan's pioneering social wellness club "Remedy Place" provides an environment for solitude and reflection, a space that encourages internal focus and healing. Remedy Place is a brutalist interior where minimalist form meets maximal texture and refined detailing. A neutral, zen color palette provides immediate serenity complemented by an abundance of greenery and moody dim lighting. Curving, rounded furniture edges follow the human form allowing for complete rest and relief. Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic has a strong presence here, with organic simplicity and use of humble, natural materials. Matte black fixtures provide strong lines that contour the minimalist space. Texture throughout the space works to enhance the flow and movement of energy. The retreat is outfitted with textural, smoky Venetian plaster installed to block radio frequencies and electromagnetic interferences. Warm, gray-washed woods further complement the neutral aesthetic, while sensuous fabrics like suede and soft leather promote relaxation as they wrap plush seating set beneath warm lighting. From archways to sofas and ceramics, soft lines instill a layer of intimacy.

Bells + Whistles is a multidisciplinary interior design studio founded by Barbara Rourke and Jason St John. Originally created and established as a design build studio in San Diego California, the studio carved out a niche in the community for its early hand-built spaces that incorporate custom elements within furniture, lighting and sculptural installations. Now based in L.A., the studio provides a full design service that is centered in a narrative approach, specializing in creating bespoke interiors for hospitality and a select group of homeowners.