luxury

MODERN FEMININITY

This beautiful 1800 square foot apartment had the beginnings of a stunning apartment in the heart of midtown. With bare white walls and mainly lighter furniture, the beautiful features that had been installed in the home were not being featured to their fullest potential. With the addition of color in paint, furniture and floor coverings we were able to bring this gorgeous space to life.

Before and After

Living Room

The main living are had 2 pieces reupholstered. The large white couch was reupholstered in a rich, plum colored velvet. A lighter purple herringbone covered the mid-century corner chair. A 3rd chair rounded out the sitting area and the fun fur bench was moved to a better spot. The blinds were updated with top up, bottom down shades and the wall color made all of the beautiful built ins pop. 

 Dining Room

This plum rug that coordinates with the reupholstered sofa not only brings a through line from the living room into the dining room, but it also turns the eye onto the olive green mid-century chairs and bench. The wall color draws attention to the luxury built in closets and lacquered credenza. 

 Office

A chair was placed in the office as additional seating and the sage green paint highlighted this oversized print on the wall opposite the desk. A piece of art gave a nod to the client's home town and a club chair and coordinating lamp were added to tie the space together. 

Guest Bathroom

By choosing a rich charcoal gray paint the counter tops took center stage and made the white stand alone tub and tiles pop. 

Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom was amped up with a warm green. The bedding got an overhaul to reflect a spa like quality and custom art framed the bed making it a retreat for any visitor.

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CUSTOM PIECES

There are two HUGE reasons that custom pieces make sense when decorating your home. 1. You get exactly what you want for the space you have. 2. It's a one of a kind piece for your home that can be central to tying the space together for aesthetic and function, not to mention a great conversation piece. Here are some of our favorite custom pieces. 

Wall Art

These wooden palates transform these walls, creating interesting and rustic statement pieces.

Sets of three custom sconces gave great focal point to their spaces and created fun ambiance with fresh flowers and candles.

This piece was created to add the look of a painted wall. Framing this stenciled canvas provides both art and pattern for the room.

Textiles

This duvet and headboard coincide with the valance and the sheer window panels creating a sense of geometric cohesion through the home. 

Custom window treatments are a great solution to difficult window sizes as well as getting just the right fabric for your space.

These linen panels were hung on this custom curtain rod to create the sense of a larger window by extending the panels outside of the window frame. Hooks were attached to a wooden base to continue the rustic/nautical look of this bedroom. Boat cleat and nautical rope added a touch of interest to keep the curtain panels swaged open.

These elegant, saturated curtain panels added the pop of color this TV area needed for a glamorously girly effect in our Mamma Mia makeover

Furniture

These clients had an area in their studio that was not being used to it's fullest potential. Our idea was to create an eating area, but the bench had to be custom made due to the odd angle of the walls. Here is a step by step look at how we customized the space for more function and visual interest. 

 Another unusual window space gets custom storage from a repurposed kitchen cabinet and extra seating as well as custom drapes to create a cozy nook.

Another unusual window space gets custom storage from a repurposed kitchen cabinet and extra seating as well as custom drapes to create a cozy nook.

These two pieces which were featured in our go-go gadget house make the studio space multi functional. The platform was created to double the space of the studio for living and sleeping areas and this interesting wall art doubles as a place for hosting guests. Click images to see more views.

This custom table repurposed a gigantic cable spool. Round legs were added to create a more appropriate table height and a beautiful piece of round glass was added to create this striking dining table in a cozy, rustic space. Click image to see more views.

MODERN HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR

 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.  

Living Room

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.

BEFORE

AFTER

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Finishing Touches

Kitchen

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.

Bedroom

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.

Finishing Touches

Bathroom

MIDTOWN COASTAL UPDATE

These bi coastal entrepreneurs spend the majority of their time on the west coast. They still keep their sunny one bedroom apartment in midtown to be able to travel back and forth for business. They are also avid art collectors with an appreciation for playful pieces. We were brought in to take this crowded eclectic living space and make it clean, open and livable. 

The first and most important thing was to prioritize which art we would be using in their new space. We ended up going with the black and white pieces to give off a more sleek, calming feel. All of the bright and colorful pieces were now going to live in their space on the west coast. We chose to repaint the room a lighter blue/gray making the room feel easy breezy. The large, slipcovered sectional needed to be reconfigured in the space.  Since we weren't buying new furniture pieces, figuring out where everything would now live would set the tone for the rest of the room. The metal bookshelf was dismantled and replaced with a gallery wall making their gorgeous, walnut and white lacquer credenza the new focal point. The sectional and ottoman as is would only fit in one configuration. We reconfigured the sectional into a smaller cozy sofa and placed it across from the TV and credenza which made the room more inviting. Their red, patchwork, cowhide rug was replaced with a more size appropriate  blue, over dyed Australian wool rug.  They had many coffee table art books as well as some collectible ones. We chose to display them through out the space as additional decor that showcased their personalities. A bright, sculptural art piece was now replaced with some photographs taken by one of the couple.

To finish up the project our clients had initially asked us to paint their kitchen cabinets. They wanted something to go with their new stainless steel appliances. After some thought and discussion we decided to repaint the kitchen instead of the cabinets. Since we had already done a blue gray on the other walls we decided to go with a rich cobalt. The bright color showcased the stainless steel and made the white cabinets look fresh and clean while still allowing us to bring in the vibrancy that our couple had going on with all of the art we edited. The end result was a clean space that was inviting and calm.

RUSITC LUXE OFFICE

Our recent client reached out to us in order to decorate his Madison Avenue office. This big time executive had a fantastic corner office with sweeping views of the city. He wanted to transform his space with bland, white walls to rustic luxe with a masculine feel.

 We started with a cool, gray tone paint and added a darker accent wall with a black lacquered stencil. The stencil gave the room an edgier feel that complimented the industrial ceilings and exposed pipes. Framed prints of theaters and opera houses were added to enhance the stenciled wall and work related art was hung to add depth and color.

The client already had an awesome rustic desk and leather chesterfield sofa, so we added 2 Timothy Oulton chairs to create extra seating and round out the room.

Most of the "wow factor" is in the details. Fun pieces like a mounted Rhino head and metallic crocodile book ends brought a playful feel to the space. A modern silver lamp brought a warm glow that accented the gorgeous, solid wood credenza we added for extra storage.

The finished product was a masculine office with edgy appeal. Perfect for welcoming clients and hosting after work cocktails.