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New York apartment

New York
Interior Designer:
Arent & Pyke
Anson Smart

The scheme is soft and relaxed with punctuations of colour, texture and pattern.

The end result an urban oasis for the client that revels staying in the most exciting part of the city but one who desires their personal space to be calm, comfortable and stylish."The owners weren't very confortable with the american aesthetic and didn't want an overly-decorated feel," say Pike of the Australia-based clients, who wanted an oasis for their frequent holidays in the bustling city.

"Our job was to freshen up the whole spaces and change the dynamic -it felt very casrk and closed up", says Arent.wAdds Pyke: "I was amazed at how Juliette scretched the brief to get colour ,pattern and some really beautiful rugs  in.That has a lot to do with response to the site: while the owners aren't into that in Sydney, in New York it made sense and they went for it"

Owned by an Australian family of 5 – it was important to the clients to maintain the Australian ‘liveable & comfortable’ aesthetic when staying in New York.

While blessed with a rare courtyard garden in the heart of Manhattan, the indoor space was intimate – so every element was specific and considered. Clean lines provided by the Cappellini sofa and Minotti armchair kept the apartment uncluttered. With a focus on fewer more significant pieces of furniture the Utrecht chair was perfect for creating a sense of comfortable gravitas with a small footprint. Colours were kept light and bright to keep the scheme dynamic, while brave use of pattern created visual interest without the need to over-decorate. Custom bedheads made from dramatic Christopher Farr fabric bring interest to the bedroom, paired with gorgeous Bemboka bedlinen to create a peaceful mood . Texture, rugs and upholstery rendered the apartment soft and comfortable in the colder seasons without being overbearing in the warmer seasons. Key to the scheme was the beautiful colour-blocked ‘Zap’ rug, by The Rug Company in New York, which achieved a bright and vibrant aesthetic and anchored the scheme as a whole.

The end result was an urban oasis for a client that revels staying in the most exciting part of the city, yet desires their personal space to be calm, comfortable and stylish.

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