Interior Designer Muriel Brandolini’s Wonderfully Eclectic Longtime UES Townhouse Asks $9.5M

"As a decorator, our townhouse is like my laboratory," muses Brandolini of her home of nearly 30 years.

Acclaimed interior designer Muriel Brandolini goes big with her creations, whether she’s working with clients on their homes or designing collections for fabric, furniture, and more. Influenced by the cultures she grew up with, her signature modernist-tropical aesthetic draws on aspects of Vietnam, Venezuela, and France. Never afraid of color or statement pieces, Brandolini’s own longtime Manhattan home is a vision of vibrance. Living here for nearly 30 years, the designer has put it up for sale with a $9.5 million price tag.

Reflecting on her decades-spanning ownership of the circa-1899 townhouse, Brandolini muses, “As a decorator, our townhouse is like my laboratory. There have been multiple reincarnations over the years, with a multitude of different fabrics–from printed cotton cambrics to silk moire–covering the walls. The color palette has evolved from bold and bright to more muted and soft.”

Few people’s version of muted includes a sailboat chandelier in the living room, polka-dot kitchen cabinetry, and a myriad of printed wallpapers, but that’s exactly what you’ll find here. The eclectic and sophisticated decor captivates while still feeling approachable and homey.

Each of the four bedrooms beckons with its own personality, no doubt making it fun for visitors to pick the space that suits their mood best. Touching on a particular favorite space, the seller shares, “I love our bamboo forest in the backyard, which reminds me of my childhood in Vietnam.”

The AD100 designer and her husband, Count Nuno Carlo Brandolini d’Adda di Valmareno, are decamping now as their kids are grown and they spend more time out east. To nab the East 80th Street home they created over many years, Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.