April 21, 1997 12:00 PM

She spends her mornings in the gutter as Howard Stern’s foil, aiding and abetting his flatulence jokes and interviews with porn stars. “The show [syndicated in 36 cities] is such a male-oriented thing,” says Robin Quivers, 44. “My apartment is the antidote.” Inspired by the digs of her friend Joan Rivers and London’s famed Dorchester Hotel, Quivers, who plays herself in the Stern biopic Private Parts, had decorator Joy Mazur swathe her new Manhattan duplex in gilded French-style formality with equestrian touches (she keeps a quarter horse stabled in New Jersey). “Before, home was a place to sleep. I never invited people over,” says the single Quivers, who had so little time to decorate when she first moved into the building that she took the model unit, furniture and all. Now friends (and four cats) can lounge on silk upholstery. “Just because she hangs out with us doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a feminine side,” says Stern’s producer Gary Dell’Abate. “The guys from the show say, ‘Robin, this is really nice,’ ” reports Quivers (whose boss has yet to make it over). ” ‘In fact, too nice for us to be here.’ ”

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