UPPER WEST SIDE – NYC
Global Inspired Modern
A young West Coast transplant to New York City found a great two bedroom apartment to put down her roots. The 1920’s apartment had all the character people seek in more traditional apartments, but rather than pursuing a traditional decor we put together a younger, more comfortable style with global patterns and textures mixed with some mid-century inspiration.
Our young client grew up in a household with a lot of art, and the tradition continues here with works on paper by David Hockney, Henri Matisse, Jean Dubuffet, and others, as well as some multi-cultural artifacts from Africa, Japan, and Persia.
We established a continuous color palate throughout the apartment that was used for upholstery, curtains and paint colors that includes lavender, light and medium blues, deep purple that were coupled with a white trim and millwork throughout. And used a mix of textures and modern shapes and soft silhouettes to create a younger and more feminine feeling for the apartment.
A colorful vintage Persian rug establishes a global point of view at the front door with a grey shagreen covered console table seen against the texture of neutral grass cloth. The purple stool serves a purpose in this shoes-free home, and the vintage sculpture and geometric raspberry lamp add further interest.
The large comfortable linen-covered sofa with its bohemian mix of pillows covered in velvet, linen and kilim rug remnants encourage hanging out, casual entertaining, reading or watching a movie. The owner’s love of book inspired the wall of custom bookshelves, which bring a casual den-like feeling to the room. Bronzy golden metals are used in a variety of ways throughout the apartment for furniture, lighting, hardware, trays and some picture frames.
A pair of mid-century modern sideboards, each with a pair of modern purple lamps and large mirrors over them, create an infinity spatial effect in the Dining Room.
The bright second bedroom serves as a modern home office, with a large built-in work surface and extensive storage as well as a chic daybed that can accommodate overnight guests.