Hi cuties! I am thrilled to end the summer of 2023 on a major high note with our latest KKH reveal: A gorgeous downtown Manhattan interior design project rendered in warm neutrals with pops of organic greens and plenty of sophisticated metallic and stone accents.
We worked with an incredible client on her dining room, living room, primary bedroom, and home office in a breathtaking newly renovated lower Manhattan building. This apartment was seriously the stuff of dreams—so much light and space, and fantastic views of New York City to boot!
“Our client wanted her interiors to complement the style of the building—the grandeur of New York with a modern twist. She also knew she wanted a chic color palette of ivories and tans accented with calming olive green.”
We incorporated performance fabrics and rugs throughout the space to ensure the home was child-friendly for our client’s young son, and also made sure to strike the perfect balance of polished and livable—the result was modern transitional with organic accent pieces and vintage items placed throughout to encompass the personalities of our client and her family.
Photos by Philip Friedman
The Dining Room
I don’t usually like to choose favorites but this dining space came together in a really beautiful and unexpected way—thanks especially to all of the eye-catching contrasting elements when it came to colors and textures.
“The centerpiece here was the oval dining table in a really chic dark wood. The bold masculine look of the table then allowed the custom-upholstered dining chairs in delicate sage green velvet and cozy boucle to really stand out.”
The verdant bursts of green throughout the dining area were intentional as a visual through-line to the living room in this airy loft-like home (more on that below) because that sense of effortless cohesion was very important to our client. She also wanted the color palette of the dining room to complement her gorgeous commissioned paintings by the artist Josh Young.
Finally, for our styled shoot in the space, my team and I dressed the table with a jaunty assortment of green, ivory, and gold tableware for a look that both spoke to the grand beauty of this home, but also that felt easy enough for any of our Kuotes readers to recreate at home for an end-of-summer soiree!
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The Living Room
Working with this expansive living room—which had the benefit of flowing airily into the dining area—was an interior designer’s dream come true. What can I say? This apartment even had plenty of room for our client’s fabulous grand piano (as regular Kuotes readers know, piano is a true passion of mine so it’s always a treat when a client shares this musical sensibility).
“We anchored the room with a pristine ivory-hued sectional sofa and brought in emerald green swivel chairs with oh-so-chic nailhead trim to continue the modern organic color palette established in the dining space.”
In addition to the sprinkles of green that echoed the dining room, we also kept the look cohesive by continuing to mix and match textures and materials. I love the way the burl wood coffee table contrasts with the subtle woven texture of the rug, and how there’s an effortless mix of sculptural, geometric, and modern classic in the decorative objects and pillows.
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The Primary Bedroom
You know when people say they want their bedroom to be a sanctuary? Well, I’m pretty sure this is what they mean! I truly can’t say enough about how in love I am with this dreamy bedroom and how the design turned out.
“The elevated neutral palette (with just a hint of forest green) is a seamless extension of the motifs established in the living room and dining room, but with a touch more softness and coziness.”
Our client’s major must-haves for the bedroom were a canopy bed (again, as with the piano, I really felt like she and I were kindred spirits) and an extra seating area that could tie in her existing heirloom accent chairs. She also wanted matching nightstands that paired well with her black lacquered vintage dresser.
Finally, the luxe look of this bedroom really came together in the details—like the subtly statement-making Visual Comfort chandelier, two additional Josh Young paintings, and a sweet mix of personal touches atop the nightstands.
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The Home Office
The final room in this lovely apartment is a fun one: A super chic and feminine home office! Our client owns and operates a successful wedding planning business and she knew she wanted this office space to reflect all the joy and beautiful details that are part and parcel of her work.
“The goal for the office was a look that was on the girly side, but also timeless and professional, since she would be bringing clients to the space—it was all about adding fun artwork and eye-catching accessories that felt personal and meaningful.”
My design team and I set the foundation of this design with a mesmerizing wall art triptych, a super-chic Zoe Bios wall art piece, and subtly textured grasscloth wallpaper. We brought in practical office chairs that matched the decor but weren’t too formal, and were also easy enough to rearrange into different configurations if needed.
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