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

Model Apartment Design

I am very excited to be asked to design the model apartment in a new high rise building in Brooklyn. The building is an urban chic oasis and the design concept that I am contemplating is “industrial chic.” Here is a preview of the design concept for the living area of the apartment. I am not set on the gorilla art, but I do like the gray with pops of bright color. What do you think?

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

Glam Bedroom Inspiration

As I am moving into a new apartment this weekend, I am excited to completely re-decorate a new space all of my own! The first place that I am going to begin is my bedroom. My style is a clean, yet lush style that truly encompasses the concept of transitional. I like geometric pieces juxtaposed with soft textures. Here are a few inspiration photos on my lust list that are helping to bring life into my vision! Can you tell that I love upholstered headboards?!

d17975fb5115a8f55c5ed68f1a5d895eAlthough I will probably not incorporate this much color into my bedroom, I do love the turquoise color and the idea of striped wallpaper on the ceiling.

a2fdff0c4ffa316bf1ad9ef5693b92eeThe off white walls paired with the geometric rug and faux fur accents are what caught my eye here.

24338f5e91a85f501c485ffff7cb0cb5Gorgeous monochromatic colors that are soft and inviting.

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0205f971d3422d953221c3ddac189c4fThe plush faux fur accents are contrasted by the mirrored greek key console table.

85b6f6034c77c911c8c4c8f73bba46d3The use of pattern in this design is amazing.

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

 

Ombré Obsession

Ombré is a French word meaning shaded, but has become ubiquitous in our culture for that faded look. Ombré has become super popular over the past few years in everything from baked goods to interior design. My first foray into ombré was three years ago when my super trendy roommate decided to “ombré” her hair, now that look is seen on almost every fashionable celebrity.  So, what are your thoughts? Love it or leave it?

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

A New Take on Traditional

Traditional style furniture can, at times, seem old, heavy and a bit outdated. However, traditional style furniture pieces typically have great lines and can easily be spruced up to exude a more transitional appearance. A coat of paint or a change of fabric can completely change the style of the piece. How about even adding modern style nailheads or adding metallic leaf? Check out of some these uber cool traditional turned trendy pieces..

 

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xo,

Jennifer-Name

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