Today I saw this beautiful prewar apartment in New York (on Lonnymag.com) that I wanted to share with you. It’s full of traditional touches, updated in a fresh, crisp palette.
Designer Lily Weekes decorated the space with a spare hand to keep the old-world elements from getting too heavy and I think these images provide some good lessons for how to do just that.
Here we basically have a symmetrical and formal layout, but it doesn’t feel stuffy because of modern touches like the lucite coffee table, punchy blue lamps, casual carpet and berger chairs upholstered in a natural raffia.
The kitchen’s graphic black and white tiles (I believe they’re cement) are raw and laid back and work perfectly with the white cabinetry and typical stainless range. The chair form is formal again but relaxed because of the upholstery and the pendant is just fun.
You know I love a Hinson splatter wallpaper and red shaded brass pendants and the blue and white scheme make this a room to die for in my books…
This curvaceous headboard isn’t too much (so many are!!) because of its simple upholstery and I love the trad wall-t0-wall carpet in a graphic pattern. The Bungalow 5 end tables are a nice, simple option and the touch of brass sings.
Love this apartment!