A First Look at the New Daniel: Just Boulud-iful!

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In case you couldnt score a table at Daniels reopening on Monday, here are your first interior shots of designer Adam D. Tihanys makeover. The most impressive touches here are in the lighting: glass light boxes over the balustrades and encircling the dining room, wrought-iron wall sconces modeled after tree branches and matching screens separating the lobby from the bar area, custom chandeliers with porcelain tiles by Bernardaud, a back-lit etched wall in the bar room and a glass faade on the walnut bar. Youll remember that Apothke got some of Daniels cast-off furniture, now replaced by velvet sofas in the lounge and bar, red leather dining chairs, plus silk wall panels, leather screens, and dark brown carpeting in the dining room. Finally, Boulud himself selected some Velasquez-influenced paintings from the collection of Spanish artist Manolo Valds. Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words, so well spare you 7,000 more of them and direct you to our slideshow.