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Invigorating Design Sheds A New Light On A Cookie-Cutter Apartment

When a fashionable client tapped us to give their bland New York City apartment a well-judged sense of life, our interior designer Ashley A. delivered savvy design solutions with the end result yielding a dramatically minimal, modern apartment furnished on a limited budget.

Invigorating Design Sheds A New Light On A Cookie-Cutter Apartment

When a fashionable client tapped us to give their bland New York City apartment a well-judged sense of life, our interior designer Ashley A. delivered savvy design solutions with the end result yielding a dramatically minimal, modern apartment furnished on a limited budget.

And as newly constructed residences throughout the New York City area often neglect design features and flourishes, giving our client’s home a unique sense of self with a nod to Japanese-inspired minimalism, was Ashley’s main focus. To bring the all-white space to life, while keeping our client’s taste for graphic minimalism and a limited color palette in mind, she carefully curated contemporary furnishings and accessories for a timeless, yet on-trend approach.

Lucky for our client, their home is ultra-bright with loads of ample daylight pouring in. Ashley used the airiness of the space to her advantage by bringing in little to no color to make it feel larger and more open. In the living room, she used a crimson sectional as a main focal point and one of the only sources of color. A large off-white area rug featuring tonal textural play was brought in to tie everything together.

Since our client envisioned a dining space for entertaining which was challenging given the size of the common room, a small, easily movable dining table was brought in. Flanking the living room, the petite cafe table and chairs provide both a proper dining area, and extra seating.

And though the one-bedroom apartment is small in size, our client needed a second convertible bedroom in her apartment for her parents when they visit from Japan. Frosted glass sliding doors were cleverly added to the end of the living room to divide the space to allow for a second bedroom and a home office, without taking any daylight away from the living room. In the guest area, Ashley introduced a round graphic black and white patterned rug for added personality, while minimal floating iron and glass shelves provide both extra surfaces and added visual interest.

A gallery wall featuring rows of carefully installed personal and family photos line the petite hallway that leads to the master suite. Our client requested a crisp black and white bedroom so Ashley used a wide variety of materials to give the room warmth through material instead of color. Ashley also once again brought in a textured white rug to work as a focal point and to make the room appear as large as possible. She kept furnishings timeless and pared back but full of strength thanks to their moody matte gray tones and symmetrical setup. A single armed sturdy clothing rack was also brought in to help our client better prepare for the day ahead every morning.

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