Photographed by Nicole Franzen for Lonny.
Feeling Moody
Benz used Farrow & Ball paints throughout the space and planned for the house to follow a gradient (with the hallways, stairs, and ground floors neutral). In the back parlor he used the storied, inky Stiffkey Blue. 

The back parlor features a vintage Swedish floating globe fixture, vintage Milo Baughman lounge chairs in the original tie-dye mohair velvet (!!), and at the center — a striking sculpture by Ernest Trova.