The large bath, with its rounded outline, has been kept, but a new honey-coloured travertine panel has been installed behind it. The high ceiling in the kitchen has been lowered by a hanging rack with baskets of silk flowers, enhancing the visual impact of the black-and-white scheme. Throughout the flat there is an aesthetic vibrancy and mix of cultures which makes a welcome change from the frills and furbelows of so many western interiors WHEN LYN ROTHMAN first saw this apartment in New York, it had been untouched for thirty-five years. For a perfectionist interior decorator -and Lyn Rothman is nothing if not perfectionist – the seemingly sad state of the interior was extremely appealing. It cried out for drastic changes and meant that she could impose her personal stamp on the flat, unimpeded by anyone else’s latterday attempts at modernization.