Tour a Classic Pre-War NYC Apartment With a Modern and Clean-Line Vibe

 

I was trying to get some design inspiration after another  long day filled with  zoom meetings.   Then  I was pleased to find this adorable apartment with a classical bone and modern touches all over the house.  Here are the highlights of our favorite spaces.

 

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We love the neutral tone in this entry.  The sleek black-top console is perfect for this narrow hallway while the artwork featured with  ocean injects calming and expansive feel. The leopard running on the stairs is for sure the super star here—chic and glamorous.

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Home Tour–A Modern Classic Dallas Home with Edge

 

We are impressed by how the design team transformed this 1980s Georgian-style home with high glamor and edge while  keeping  its classical bone.  The house was originally designed by local architect Paul Turney and built to such a high level. So the design team decided just to add new flooring and windows with larger panes, an iron stair rail in lieu of a more traditional wooden version, and a stone surround for the front door rather than tearing down the original structure.  Other changes include opening up the kitchen and incorporating  an adjacent family room, reconfiguring the master bathroom and adding  a covered back patio for easier outdoor living.  Here are highlights of our favorite spaces. Let’s take a tour together.

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3 Ways to Create a High-style Home You Dream About

 

The more time you spend at home, the more you are likely to notice some detail you don’t like and you want to do something about it. In case after 6-weeks of quarantine, you kind of develop a big plan to elevate your home and feel a little bit overwhelmed, don’t worry, we have 3 simple rules you may want to consider and we will use one of the projects we did as a case study:

 

  1. Choose a color palette you love and repeat it through the whole house in an unexpected yet classy way. We repeat the color palette of pink and green through the whole house in this project in the above video.

2. Own one or two pieces you really treasure and  showcase or design around them. The custom-made Murano table lamp with a pink shade, the artwork and green velvet bar chairs in the above video are  what my client really falls in love with and they are the focal points in her home.

3. Mix and match pieces from different styles and periods to keep the overall design interesting and timeless.  In the video above, Louis XVI bar chairs are  classical while the green midcentury chairs in the family room is mid-century,  which creates such a  nice contrast with all of the traditional components in the house.

 

Hope these decor tips are helpful.

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A Glamorous Modern Classic Home in Dallas

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We came cross one of Jane Showers’ Dallas projects this morning and amazed how she was able to use mixing-and-matching approach to bring in freshness and interest while still keeping her signature style—classical, elegant, feminine and modern.

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Project:
Preston Hollow Estate
Location:
Dallas, Texas
Size:
10,000 sq. ft.
Architect:
J. Wilson Fuqua

Here are several highlights which really drew us in:

1. Killer color palette of silky white and pink.

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Global Home Tour III–a Sophisticated London Home

Today, we are going to tour  the super stylish Creative Director of VistaJet – the world’s premiere private aviation service – Nina Flohr’s London home.  You can clickhere and here to read the first two episodes of our global home tours.

We love  her jewel-tone warm color palettes, the mix of elegant textile patterns , sumptuous furnishing material finishes and a cozy and laid-back vibe.  Let’s take a look together.

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The subtle gold wall-covering elevates and lights up a narrow hallway . A fresh orange flower arrangement adds a dose of excitement. We love the view in the hallway that is able to see a very elegant drapery on the landing area of the stairs , which hints a sophisticated taste for the rest of the home.
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The almost monogram of color of green creates such an elegant, soothing and luxurious feel while the mustard lounge chair, bright yellow flowers and pink on the artwork truly spice up this lovely living room.  A neutral nature are rug ground the whole space and let the eye take a break from all of the greens here.  The mood here is quiet yet cheerful—a kind of feeling we are all desperate to create for our home.

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Home Tour—an Elegantly Layered New York Apartment

 

In the middle of the week, we all look for a little bit inspiration to carry on. We came across designer Lilse McKenna’ New York apartment and truly amazed by how she re-arranged the overall layout to maximize storage while still keeping a high style.  Let’s take a look at her NYC apartment home together.

1. A balanced color palette.

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The red vintage velvet sofa is aN original piece. We are glad  that Lilse still keeps the way it is. And she balanced the bright red color with a lot of blue and white in this room. By doing so, she is not only able to  make the room feel bright and airy, but also able to showcase the fabulous artwork on the wall and patterned fabric on the throw pillows, lamp shades and ottoman cover as well.

2. Style her mantle with books.

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8 Ways to Design Your Home for Comfort and Creativity

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In the above photo, facing circular sofas support co0nversation and togetherness.

 

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9 Ideas to Decorate Your Home with Books in High Style

If you have a lot of books just like us and often wonder where  you put your ever-growing collection once you’ve run out of space on your shelves, please bear this thought in your mind that books don’t just belong to your home library.  That being said, yes,   you can use books to decorate your home in creative ways.   And yes, decorating your home with books can bring a soul and add a tasteful artsy flair to your home, making your home come alive with full of personality.  Plus, Interesting books intrigue a conversation  when you have guests come over or calm you down when you are home alone.   Today, we are going to share 9 ideas to decorate your home with books in high style and purposeful ways.

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An entry is where you want to wow your guests but at the same time to make them feel inviting and warm.  A stack of books have a magical power to ground any space. So  displaying beautifully covered large-format books together with stunning collectable decor objects and artwork in your entry often can help achieve this goal.  The key here is to choose large books with beautiful  cover design and colors that  nicely contrast or are  cohesive with the rest of the house.

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A stack of black-and-white books  echo the black-framed artwork above to create a neat yet chic entry vignette.
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A stack of black-and-white books pick up  black from the artwork and urn bases.

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An Airy, Light and Elegant Modern Home

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We came across this glamorous house and  fell in love with the interiors immediately. Why?  Because the interiors are  airy, bright , clean-lined yet still have right doses of sophistication  and classical elements.  The home feels livable,  and not over-stuffed.  So, that being said, let’s take a look together.

Classical Black-and-White Checkered Marble Flooring at the entrance really excites our eye and breaks away from the all  hardwood flooring, which injectc freshness, high-style and interests to the home.

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Also what makes this home young, fashion-forward and glamorous are those clear crystal Lucite furniture.  And wait, did you see that awesome geometric pattern on the ceiling—kind of similar to  the pattern on the flooring.

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The archway adds interest architecture element to this home.
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Pink in the artwork adds a touch of soft pop color–playful, romantic and fresh.
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Then, here comes pale French   blue on kitchen island —soft and light. Shimmering pearl backsplashes are elegant and chic, echoing the translucent Lucite furniture.  Brass trims on the range-hood, pendants and metal fame of the bar chairs elevate the whole kitchen.

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Then here is blue geometric patterned built-in banquette talks to the blue kitchen island.

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Such a great design on a wet-bar–simple, drama yet elegant.

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We love the Lucite bar stools and gorgeous brass wall sculpture art installation.

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The white-on-white color palette and all open-selfing concept make this walk-in closet light, airy. The upholstered ottoman with acrylic legs make a big fashion statement here.

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Blue, pink and cream create such a relaxing, sophisticated color palette in the master bedroom.

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Throw Back Thursday

Here is one of the photos we took for the project  we did several years ago.  It is a whole-house interior design project. It is a traditional home, yet we incorporated  a lot of modern elements like neutral color palettes, clean-line furniture and furnishings and of course modern art. The renown Dutch designer Marcel Wanders said: “Designers and people in general are too attracted by ‘new’, but nothing ages more quickly than ‘newness’. All my objects reflect [a] marriage between past and present.”  We couldn’t agree him more.

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