Harmonious design mix Ever wondered what defines a professional women in terms of design? We just received an interesting array of photos taken in a modern apartment envisioned by Designer Fluff for a bi-coastal professional who spends half of her time in NYC and the other half in Florida: “She wanted her Manhattan apartment to feel serene yet sophisticated. The design is a blend of art deco and mid-century modern accented with both vintage finds and global art and artifacts from Laurie’s travels.
In the Living Room we reupholstered Laurie’s existing Knoll chairs in a white vinyl to offset her celery colored velvet sofa and highlight her vintage pink marble coffee table. We kept the walls a warm white to emphasize the architecture of the black window casings. In the kitchen, the Calcutta marble counter-top became the star and prominently shows the apartment’s natural color palette. We created a vista to the dinette with the Jonathan Adler pendant. Vintage dining chairs pick up the warm caramel tones of the marble and were paired with a simple white tulip inspired table. Laurie’s existing art anchors the space with it’s contrasting dark tone as well as balances the architecture from the living room.
When you’re working in a small space such as this, I feel it’s important to repeat major elements throughout for an overall cohesiveness. In Laurie’s apartment, we had a great deal of interesting art and accent pieces to showcase. Therefore, we created a backdrop that allowed those elements to be in the spotlight. I feel it truly fits her personality that is feminine, strong, sophisticated and playful”.[Photos and information provided via e-mail by Audra Canfield of Designer Fluff]