Working with a Manhattan apartment that was essentially a blank slate, Godbold channeled one of his favorite early sci fi television programs. The influence of the British TV show Space 1999 set design, which included undulating walls and low-slung modular furniture by Joe Colombo, are immediately evident in the living room. Curved walls composed of oak panels and Frank Lloyd Wright-designed tiles serve as a backdrop for mid-century armchairs with lacquer-and-brass details along with a mod sofa.

A deft use of textures and materials creates visual interest and warmth. Case in point: The walls of the den are sheathed in Ultrasuede, while custom shelves introduce travertine and wood. Further adding to the earthy yet modern vibe, a 1970s slipper lounge chair neighbors a set of steel tables. Every square inch reflects Godbold’s stylish and slightly sci-fi vision for the home—right down to the doorknobs and the 3D tiles that appear in every room.