When our latest client came to us with her Hell's Kitchen apartment we came out guns blazing. After her little brother moved out and got his own place, it was time to reclaim her domain and make it the modern regency style haven of her dreams. She came to us with blank walls and very little furniture. As usual, we started with paint. She knew she loved bold, bright colors in pinks and purples but we wanted to give her a sophisticated, curated look not Barbie's dream house. The living space got a fresh coat of light gray that made her moulding pop. It was a nice neutral base that covered over the "contractor yellow". In such an angular space with lots of cut outs we decided to paint an accent wall helping delineate the entry way from the main living room. Before we painted, a temporary wall was taken down to open up the space.
She loved the sloping lines of the camel back chesterfield we found and ordered in custom upholstery that went with her new color scheme. Accent pillows in silk fuchsia, fur and metallics brought in the drama we were looking for without being too girly. Dark, chainmail chandeliers were hung to add a sexy element that flanked the sofa perfectly. The entryway became a focal point with a clear. lucite accent table and upholstered ottomans that created extra seating for entertaining. Black, laser cut shelves filled out an empty wall and became a mini library.
In the kitchen, we went with a "less is more concept" painting a fresh blue gray color though out and mounting a living wall filled with ceramic planters and succulents.
The bedroom went from college dorm to 5 star hotel. A magnificent, custom upholstered headboard rounded out the bed. Rich bedding from eggplant colored sheets to sheepskin pillows created an inviting sleeping space. Paper lanterns brightened the room without cluttering the rose gold bedside tables and a bright purple chair with matching ottoman offered a cozy reading nook.