The SoHo loft of Jenna Lyon – former creative director of J. Crew – is an absolute dream home! That Jenna has impecable taste was already known, because her former home was also extremely beautiful. This SoHo loft is much more vibrant. I love the use of colour and playfulness in this loft space. But still the home looks very chic (I mean look at that gorgeous bathroom) and for all the fashionistas (definitely not me) that shoe closet must be a dream come true!
A 19th-century factory that hasn’t been brutally ‘renovated’ isn’t something you come across easily in New York. However this 1400 square foot loft apartment in TriBeCa hadn’t been touched in the last 50 years and still featured many original details. Søren Rose Studio designed this apartment were they created the perfect balance between New York architecture and Scandinavian minimalism. Stunning!
I don’t know if you remember the amazing New York pied-à-terre of Kelly Framel that I posted back in october. Well, much to my excitement the apartment has been given a new look. Because the couple travel a lot they wanted to create their own ‘hotel suite’ apartment. A place where they can easily travel in and out from. They moved their bedroom to the living space and thereby created a new room that is being used as a walk in closet. Which comes in handy for (un)packing when they go travelling. I was in love with the old apartment, but I must say this walk in closet gives the new apartment just that little bit extra!
If you’re on Instagram a lot I’m sure you’ve come across Patrick Janelle a.k.a @aguynamedpatrick. That Patrick has a great sense of style is obvious if you take one quick glance at his Instagram account. It’s filled with beautiful images of the places he travels to and his (fashion)style is always on point. When he moved to this 1-bedroom SoHo apartment, he asked Homepolish to design a home that reflects his stylish lifestyle. The apartment shows perfectly that the size of your home doesn’t matter, as long as it’s styled well.
I must say I’m a bit jealous of Kelly Framel and her boyfriend. This cozy railroad home in Chelsea isn’t her main living space but her pied-à-terre. It was a scary move for Kelly to sell her duplex in Brooklyn and considerably downsize to this pre-war apartment. The apartment needed some work, they put in a new kitchen and floors and they gave the apartment a fresh coat of paint. I especially love the paint color in the kitchen, even though the space is small the dark color gives it an even more cozy feeling. The apartment is decorated with items they have collected over the years so it isn’t just an impersonal second home. You can see that they put in a lot of work and love into this apartment and the result is a beautifully cozy home with some vintage touches.
The newest project from Décor Aid is showing that a bachelor pad doesn’t always look like a man-cave. The neutral grey color makes this apartment in NYC’s West Village appear very bright. This is enhanced by the glass doors and glass panels that seperate the living space and bedroom. The glass panels are such a smart idea, when you live in New York you have to make most of the natural light your apartment is getting. With some nice pop of color in the decorations this bachelor pad look chic and sophisticated. The perfect space for some relaxing in a busy city ánd for having some friends over.
There is a feeling of casual elegance in the New York home of Matt and Nadine Abramcyk. Together with their two children they live in Tribeca which they refer to as ‘a small town in the city’. With an apartment that faces the park and views over the surrounding greenery and the sky it sure doesn’t feel like a New York apartment. They mixed their elegant furniture with rustic and industrial elements. The bedroom wall is covered in reclaimed barn wood and copper pipes are visible troughout the apartment. I love the brightness of the space in combination with the darker colors of the wood and metal elements. All the wood gives the space such warmth and a slight ‘country cottage vibe’ which I absolutely love. If I wanted a New York apartment, than I definitely want it to look like this!
Imagine yourself in France at this new restaurant Le Coucou in Soho, New York. Le Coucou is the first American restaurant of chef Daniel Rose who also has a restaurant in Paris called Spring. Designer duo Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman & Williams designed Le Coucou restaurant with the idea of making the restaurant feel like a home. Le Coucou has a beautiful collection of vintage Thonet chairs, a bar that resembles a kitchen counter in front of an antique upgraded oak door and a hand painted mural based on the work of Hubert Robert (an 18th-century French landscape painter). I must say I find the bar space in Le Coucou absolutely stunning, I love the vintage atmosphere in this French restaurant Le Coucou in New York.
The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn is located in a former textile factory from 1901 near the Williamsburg waterfront. The history and character of the building is still very visible in the interior of the Wythe Hotel, through the entire building you will find exposed brick, wooden beams, steel columns and arched windows. The hotel fits perfectly in the surrounding neighbourhood with its laid back attitude and respect for the local history. Not only the bedrooms in The Wythe Hotel are stunning, the Reynards restaurant and the Ides bar are beautifully designed and with the tiled floor, exposed brick and vintage furniture it’s almost as if you step back in time. The bar and restaurant are managed by renowned Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow of Marlow & Sons so you’re guaranteed a wonderful food experience. The Wythe hotel is a stunning raw, industrial hotel where you can truly experience the local Brooklyn vibe.
I happen to stumble upon the website of Alexander Waterworth Interiors today and I saw this wonderful raw and elegant restaurant in New York. The interior of Musket Room is inspired by the chef’s home country New Zealand. It combines the laid back New Zealand attitude with beautiful luxurious materials such as mid-century furniture, brass light fixtures and indigo leather. I especially love the contrasting combination of the popping indigo blue furniture with the raw exposed brick walls. I’m not going to New York anytime soon, but if you do than you should think about visiting Musket Room in the Nolita neighbourhood of Manhatten.