There is a great back story to explain first. Prior to interior design, Matthew had been a dancer and Frank had been a banker but that all changed when they met each other in the elevator of the building they had both moved into. And not just any building. Matthew and Frank live in a landmark Italianate McKim, Mead and White building that was constructed in 1898 for James Hampden Robb and Cornelia Van Rensselaer Robb. It was later bought by the Advertising Club in 1923 who used it as a meeting space and in 1977 it was converted to apartments.
As you can then imagine, the building is full of wonderful and original architectural details. Matthew and his cute little daschund Holden stand in front of the original mantle in what was would have been the parlor of the mansion. There were bookshelves on either side that had been added later but Matthew removed them and had the missing paneling recreated. The Parthenon tables are just one of the beautiful products made by White Webb.