12 February 2019

A master bedroom to get away from it all

For a couple living in a distinctly downtown location, a respite from the busy city streets was a top priority in the decoration of their apartment.

Last week, we posted to our Instagram a sneak peek of the master bedroom in a recently completed apartment. It got so much attention from you all we thought we had to go into more detail about it on the blog. The apartment is in a historic Art Deco building in lower Manhattan which drove the design intent for the project. We sought out furniture pieces and lighting elements which were from this period in history to give the modern apartment a hint of the old world. You can see a full tour of the apartment in our highlighted stories on Instagram. In the master bedroom, we suggested a de Gournay hand painted wallpaper to set the stage. de Gournay never fails to transform a room, but it can be especially impactful in a room that doesn’t have much pre-existing architecture, like this contemporary apartment.

The other elements in the room were designed to be tailored, unfussy, and complimentary to the exquisite naturalistic design on the walls.

We felt the de Gournay wallpaper needed a modern, tailored headboard to anchor it as well as stay in keeping with many of the more contemporary elements elsewhere in the apartment. The lovely Paolo Buffa bedside tables were a lucky find that brought wonderful warmth and history to the room.

Custom bedding always makes it.
A hand-embroidered tape from Paris on the lead edge of the curtain panel is a much needed finishing touch.

It’s always fun to see rooms in living, breathing motion which is why we love to include little videos of our rooms when we can. Click the play button below!

In the end we felt we accomplished our goal of designing a room that brought the outside in for our client who loves gardens and flowers and wanted some feeling of that even in the concrete jungle. It is a serene place to unwind at the end of the day, a place that truly transports, and isn’t that what decorating is all about?!

We’re looking forward to sharing more photos of the rest the apartment with you soon.

— Lauren & Suzanne
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