Take a behind-the-scenes look at this 1,100-foot condo that reveals secrets for creating extraordinary style on an everyday budget.
The modern, '60s era building was beautiful, but the condominium was in bad shape. The first step to renovate the space was to paint the walls bright. A partial wall, painted in a deep orange turned something plain into an architectural focal point. Pops of orange integrate the color into the space for a pulled-together look.
By not putting a lot of permanent pattern in the home's design, most of the pattern pops through from pillows, textiles, art, and accessories. These are things that can be moved around or replaced more easily.
These Chinese Chippendale chairs were found at a consignment shop and are intricate pieces that are great companions to the Saarinen pedestal table. The real beauty of classic design is how easily the pedigreed pieces blend together.
A touch of grace takes groupings from canned to clever. Layer on a bit of nature, a vintage find, or a treasured memento to add emotional depth and visual interest, such as the grouped items on the red lacquer tray shown here.