Studio New Design Project mixes different styles and colors for unique Manhattan apartment renovation
If you follow our blow you might already know about the Spring/Summer 2017 color trends that have been conquering the interior design industry lately. And that this season is all about giving a breath of fresh air to home designs with bright and fun colors that connect us to the beautiful floral landscapes of spring.
You might also have heard about this year’s star according to Pantone – Greenery – and it’s fellow mates – Primrose yellow and Island paradise blue. These unique colors have been the inspiration for many designers and decorators, including the New York based studio New Design Project for its newest project in Manhattan, where he was brave enough to combine a wide diversity of styles and color pallets together for the apartment’s renovation. The result was pretty unique.
The apartment, named Fresh and Serene on Park Avenue South, was renovated for a young client. The designers wanted the space to reflect both the location and the tenant’s lifestyle.
“We wanted to create a space that felt refined and elegant but still young and urban,” “Our goal was to create a space that was impactful without trying too hard.”
The designers balanced a color scheme of grey and beige with dark accents and blue tones.
In the living room, a white Casa sofa from Camerich and light beige armchairs are placed on the Blue Diego Rug by Eskayel. Lit from behind by large windows and white walls, the furnishings were chosen to evoke a sense of calm.
The studio made a black and brass wall unit, and a large abstract artwork on an adjacent wall – creating a bold statement against of the rest of the lounge.
“We believe the colour palette and choice of materials lend a fresh and serene feel to the space, despite the odd bold accent and the location of the property on a busy avenue in Midtown Manhattan,” said the studio.
Adding to contrasts across the interior, different styles of furniture are used together. Mid-century-style chairs stand alongside contemporary furnishings, like the designers’ custom made marble and black oak nightstands in the bedroom, and floating upholstered bench in the dining room.
“We always try and incorporate several different styles in to our designs because we find it adds depth and interest to a space,” The New Design project said. “This layering of styles tends to be through the use of different colours, tones and textures, rather than patterns.”
Instead of modifying the layout of the spaces, the studio used lighting to draw attention to structural aspects of the space already present.
“The apartment was already in good condition, but we sought to emphasise the architectural details, such as specifying sculptural lighting throughout to emphasise the high ceilings and add drama,” said the designers.
The renovation is intended as a thoughtful and cosy design that can adapt to the lifestyle of its young tenant.
“The client wanted us to create a home that felt warm and considered, without feeling overly ‘designed’,” the studio said. “Ultimately, this client was looking for a beautiful home for her to enjoy and not necessarily to show off with.”
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