Developer accused of swiping luxury staging furniture

UPDATED 3/28/2017: You know when you walk into a listing and it has such perfect, beautiful furniture that you can’t help but want to take it along with the house?

Well British developer Penny Bradley is being accused of doing just that — and the interior design firm which lent her the furnishings is not happy about it. According to a lawsuit filed today, Kammi Reiss Design is suing Bradley for failing to return furniture that the firm purchased for staging Bradley’s listing at 46 East 82nd Street.

According to the lawsuit, the furniture includes rugs, “two outdoor chairs and two outdoor loveseats each with cushions and a desk and two chairs.” Kammi Reiss Design is claiming that the furniture is worth $175,000 and they are asking for $250,000 to cover the damages, which includes shipping the furniture to the listing.

46 East 82nd Street is currently on the market for $20 million, according to StreetEasy. LLNYC wrote about Bradley’s extensive renovations back when the listing first hit the market in November, noting:

“While there’s nothing objectionable about the renovated house, there’s also nothing interesting about it. Like most new construction projects, it appeals to the lowest common denominator of good taste. One that is clean, unstuffy, sophisticated and, most of all, totally boring.”

At the time, the listing photos did not have any furniture in them; maybe Bradley felt that staging the place might give it back a little of that much-needed personality.

Bradley and Kammi Reiss Design did not return requests for comment.

Update:  Kammi Reiss Design has since discontinued this lawsuit against Bradley.