A therapeutic sanctuary—This Manhattan office by McGovern Project LLC melds bespoke interiors and wellness at core

MAR 29, 2022 | By Rhea Sinha
Crafting comfort in the peaceful and private environment is the reception's seating selection- sofa from Article, chair from Crate and Barrel; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography
Decked in drama, is the Navy room's dark hued sofa set from Article, console table from Restoration Hardware; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography
1930's French Bistro shelves from Restoration Hardware exude a classic old world charm in the Ginger room bathed in light; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography
White Helix shelves from CB2 display nautical finds in the Coastal Teal room, lamp and mirror by Serena and Lily; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography
The Zen Nature room features a relaxing setting of a tufted sofa from France and Son and Troubadour from CB2; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography
Fields Cane Chair from Crate and Barrel brings in traces of a traditional charm in the reception area; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

Bridging the bond between bespoke interior design and the therapy industry is this Manhattan office by principal designer Chris McGovern of the McGovern Project LLC showcasing a collaborative conception of a commercial therapeutic setup with a residential semblance.

The 3,000 sq ft loft space in the NoMad neighbourhood of New York is an essential element in the novel vision and ingenious business model of Dr. Logan P. Jones, Founder of Clarity Therapy NYC to accumulate allure and artistry as crucial components in wellness.

Originally built as a Holland House in the 1890s, the architectural enchanter of this space preserves all authentic style and structure in its exteriors. 

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An indoor/outdoor rug by Annie Selke pulls the look of the peaceful reception together pleasantly, chair by Crate and Barrel; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

Tracing a timeless and trend-forward frame for a space of tranquillity, the blueprint of the boutique office accommodates seven standout therapy suites and a cordial reception area. The project’s palette achieves a hint of harmony in hues of blue and white. Humble influences from the imagery of coastlines exhibit as universally enriching sources of healing and wellness.

The primary reception area, a peaceful and private space planned for comfort and rich reflection retains a clean and classic style. The minimal mood board of the main area allows for a strong and spirited approach in the individual rooms.

Blue and white inlay console table from Anthropologie is the perfect addition to the graceful Heron room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


A curation of photographs from House of Spoils add an artistic flair to the aura of the Zen Nature room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

Up first is the Heron Room, complete with a customised whimsical wall mural of handsome herons and lovely lily ponds, resounding the scale and spirit of the room, sketched for family and group meetings. 

In the next room, gallery walls of coastal and sweeping landscape capture a still sense of being centred and grounded. Dubbed the ‘Zen’ room, oversized Ficus plants and natural patterns make for a meditative milieu in the suite.

Cladded in dense calming chromes of navy, the Navy room is bedecked with accent pieces, sconces from Restoration Hardware, side table from Burke Decor, Custom Poly Silk rug by Sisal Rugs Direct; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


Assorted pillows and throws from Serena and Lily tie the look of the Coastal Teal room together seamlessly, Art by Natalie Obradovich; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

Dripping in deep and dramatic navy walls, the ‘Navy’ room impels an intense calming and cogitating setting. Packed palms and prominent brass accents on saturated walls fabricate a feeling of being honoured, held and contained in the cabin.

Commanding the soothing and serene sense of being by the water, the Coastal Teal room reveals a relaxing repose in the office. Tranquil teals, corals, seaside imagery and perky nautical finds furnish the snug suite.

Bookshelves from Restoration Hardware bearing blue and white finds add an artistic element to the harmonious Ginger room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


A gilded mirror from Restoration Hardware manifests as the focal point of the facade in the Reflections room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

A transitory illusion of calm amidst the chaos, the Ginger room fabricates a fallacy of being ferried away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. Bookshelves of blue and white finds, and a Juliette balcony of topiaries bathed in light boost the cordial character of the space.

Brimming with lush greens and landscape photography, the reflections room conveys a contemplative spirit of being teleported into another world. The room and its Juliette balcony of topiaries are filled with an abundance of natural light.

Graphic Coastal Blue Jaydon wallpaper from Wayfair sweeps the walls of the Palm room with a cosy effect; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

Further ambling in, number seven that is the Palm room cladded in coral prints and palms of blue and white flashes an ecstatic essence of calm and content, similar to when one is near a coastline. Bold blue patterns bring in a bar of bright light into the windowless room. 

Manifesting a metropolitan archetype of timelessness and modernity, this Manhattan office serves as a sanctuary accommodating and reaffirming the city with the crucial character that therapy plays in the lives of New Yorkers. 

“I was struck by the many thoughtful considerations and requirements that were proposed by Dr. Logan Jones and his team to ensure their patients and therapists received the utmost comforting experience that were over and above any of our residential or commercial projects,”  muses and sums up McGovern. 

Scroll down to see more glimpses of this Manhattan Office by The McGovern Project:

Light lucient Parchment Console from Restoration Hardware crafts a striking contrast against the dark toned walls of the Navy room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


Covered in natural light, a marble accent table from Burke Decor completes the look in the Reflections room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


White helix shelves from CB2 capture the calm feeling of being near a coastal area; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


Custom marble side table complement the loud prints on the cushions from Serena and lily in a contrasting juxtaposition; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


Whimsical wallpaper mural from Rebel Walls makes for the boldest variation of the office’s blue and white colour scheme in the Heron room; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


Accent pieces from Restoration Hardware adorn the hallways of the main corridor with an essence of elegance; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography


Marble Montclair Danby from ABC Stone and Chairs from Vintage pair up to create a picturesque sight in the main corridor; Photographs by Kylie Fitts Photography

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