Décormag

A Well-Manicured Minimalist Apartment

Before & After

minimalist living room

When a bachelor financial analyst purchased a new condo with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Gramercy Park, he reached out to Decor Aid, and tasked us with creating a space that could encompass his highly refined, minimalist sensibility.

Before

minimalist living room

After

minimalist living room

Upon arriving at the apartment, we noticed that one of the space’s most enviable qualities, floor-to-ceiling windows, would also be our biggest design hurdle. From the get-go, we resolved to selected low-to-the-ground furniture pieces, which accentuate the picturesque views of Gramercy Park.

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minimalist reading nook

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minimalist reading nook

A tranquil vibe was of the utmost importance, and so all of our furniture selections had to incorporate organically shaped furniture pieces. Beginning in the living room, we picked a low-profile section, giving the space a relaxed vibe, without disrupting the view.

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minimalist reading nook

A reclaimed wood table from West Elm was the perfect blend of modern and organic elements. A duo of upholstered benches facilitate a seamless flow from the kitchen to the living room, and provide extra seating, optimal for entertaining. 

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minimalist living room wall sconce

But we weren’t just designing for one client. Panda, a dog, also calls this space home, and so we had to pick fabrics which could withstand pooches. With a dedication to sustainble fabrics, our client had us pick out bedding from Boll & Branch and Coyuchi, adorning a masculine bed frame from CB2.

Before/After

minimalist reading nook

Wall-sconces that feature gold accents were placed throughout the apartment and give the space a soothing low-level lighting option. Wood shelves with built-in hardware were installed over the table, giving our client a space to show off Hasami porcelain wears.

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minimalist dining room

Final accents include personalized statement pieces from Menu Furniture, and installed a wireless television. 

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minimalist bedroom

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minimalist bedroom

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