This midtown masterpiece offers a fresh spin on decorating within a period framework. Crisp white walls are brought to life by mouldings highlighted in bold, contrast paint, creating the perfect background for this sophisticated and eloquent scheme.
At first glance this living room might appear quite conservative, but look a little closer and you’ll find a playful note. The neutral palette has been brought to life with jewel-coloured lamps and cushions, and formal geometry has been softened with non-linear shapes such as the curved back of the sofa. To ramp up the glamour, a mirrored-console-turned-makeshift-bar provides the perfect spot to mix a cocktail (or two) as you gaze out over the New York skyline.
The dining room of this sophisticated apartment is full of contradictions; a traditional, polished ‘French Walnut’ dining table has been unexpectedly paired with comfortable, curved chairs more usually associated with casual dining. Similarly, large classic pieces of furniture are counterbalanced by contemporary accessories, such as candle holders shaped like artichokes and emerald green goblets, resulting in the perfect setting for formal yet relaxed dining.
The larger bedroom of our Manhattan apartment is all about pared back glamour. Ornately carved pieces in pale-grained wood, antiqued gold accessories and a gentle yet sophisticated colour scheme all come together for understated luxury. Storage under the divan bed and chests of drawers in place of bedside tables help to create a clutter-free sanctuary.