Upper East Side Bachelor Pad

Happy Monday! Today’s post is somewhat of a personal one. Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of working with a client who has also become a friend. He was introduced to me in need of a revamp of his apartment. It took some convincing to get him to part with his beloved brown leather reclining sofas, but once he did, I think the end product turned out great! We wanted a clean, sophisticated and masculine feel with an emphasis on usability and comfort. Take a look at some of the photos that were shot last week by the awesome Meg Miller of Meg Miller Photography!

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2014-05-12_0003I am in love with the custom Eames Chair from Design Within Reach

 

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2014-05-12_0009The custom etched and burnished metal coffee table is one of my favorite pieces in this project!

 

2014-05-12_0010Custom cast concrete and glass dining table by 910 Castings.

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2014-05-12_0007The custom wine bar with an antiqued mirror will be perfect when my client entertains friends.

All photography credit goes to Meg Miller Photography! Check out her website

http://www.megmillerphotography.com/

xo,

Jennifer-Name

Crisp Clean Tile Design

As I am beginning a new renovation project of a Manhattan kitchen and bath, I am searching for inspiration. My clients favor a clean, crisp aesthetic as do I. In the bath, I am hoping to do a white glass subway tile on the walls with a basket weave tile pattern on the floor that incorporates a hint of color. A chrome and marble pedestal sink would be fabulous as well!

The kitchen will feature counter depth stainless appliances (a must for small NYC spaces), white cabinets and Caesarstone countertops that are marbled with gray. We chose to do Caesarstone over marble as marble is very easily stained while Caesarstone is incredibly durable. Thanks to Pinterest and Houzz, here are some images that my client and I found to express her thoughts.

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  Frameless shower door

xo,

Jennifer-Name

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Design Trend: White Kitchen Cabinets

Happy Friday! Today, House Beautiful did a feature on white kitchen cabinets to which I was completely drawn. White kitchens always seem so fresh, clean and crisp to me and would be my first choice should I have the opportunity to choose for myself. Like a little black dress, white cabinets are appropriate almost anywhere, whether your kitchen is sleek and modern or warm and traditional. However, anyone who has ever tried to choose a shade of white, knows that not all white is the same! There are a plethora of choices!

For a contemporary look, use a minimalist profile on the cabinets and use a similar style sleek hardware to complete the look.

 

 

A super modern look will use high gloss cabinetry as the focal point of the kitchen.

 

 

For a more traditional look, use an off-white glazed or distressed technique to create a more rustic appearance.

 

 

 


The glazing and relief to the cabinets will give them a worn patina look that adds a richness to your design.

 

 

 

You can also break up an all white kitchen by using darker floors, countertops and back splash or even some bright color if you dare!

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading!

xo,

Jennifer-Name

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Jennifer-Name