Mele’s black-and-white apartment has pops of neon, like this raspberry silk pillow. The ostrich painting is by Marianne Stikas.
Mele designed the hand-painted curtains with Peter Fasano; they’re available at John Rosselli. The Italian Baroque gilt wood console with marble top is from Hamptons Antique Galleries and the antique Persian mirror over the fireplace is from the Antique and Artisan Gallery. The wing chair was found at a flea market and covered in quilted chintz. “I ripped the skirt off, painted the legs black and reupholstered it in Knoll Luxe black wool. It instantly became modern and more about shape and line.” Mele designed the black Ball Lamp on the stack of books, and the two paintings to the right of the fireplace are by Alexander Rutsch, who studied under Josef Hoffmann in Vienna.