Décormag

Hamptons-Inspired Manhattan Condo

Before & After

beach decor ideas bedroom

When a newlywed couple moved into their first proper New York City apartment, they reached out to Decor Aid, asking for assistance in transforming their newly purchased home into a relaxing sanctuary from city life. From the get-go, our client knew that they wanted to transform their Upper East Side apartment into a beach-inspired oasis. A Hamptons-themed beach house was the inspiration for this space: mature, oceanic, modern and luxurious. 

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beach decor ideas bedroom

After

beach decor ideas bedroom

Upon arriving at this Upper East Side condo, we realized that none of the current decor reflected anything that our clients desired. Dark, angular leather pieces were sparsely placed throughout the living room. The effect was chilling, spare and devoid of color.

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beach decor ideas living room

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beach decor ideas living room

One of the first pieces that we sourced for the space was a large photograph from Gray Malin, which we placed in the bedroom. The photograph’s palette—tranquil blues and modern beiges—served as our inspiration for the rest of the apartment.

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beach decor ideas kitchen

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beach decor ideas kitchen

For the common spaces within the apartment, we created a compelling combination of neutral colors by sourcing neutral textiles and wood pieces. We also created a home office space which can be easily converted into a nursery, for when the time comes.

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beach decor ideas dining room

By incorporating blue accent pieces throughout the space—such as a balloon dog miniature and complimenting pillows—we were able to give the space a cohesive look and feel. Highly polished chrome pieces in the bedroom give the space a high-shine look and feel, to create a relaxing, mature beach-inspired oasis. 

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beach decor ideas nursury

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beach decor ideas home office

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