House Tour: A Chic Small-Space Home
Classic antiques and family pieces, vibrant color, and indestructible surfaces combine to create a comfortably elegant home fit for a young family.
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A mix of geometric, organic, and ethnic patterns gives the family room a playful persona. With limited space in this Manhattan apartment, where the floor plan called for a formal dining room the homeowners chose to create a casual space for relaxation and covered existing sofas in durable brown corduroy.
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Artwork Does Wonders
The sheep painting was purchased on one of the couple's trips to Santa Fe. The homeowner's father designed the coffee table in the 1970s; the wire chairs are also from her childhood home.
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To make the space fit for the family, the homeowners existing sofas were covered in durable corduroy. A light blue trim adds a bit of class to the cozy sofas.
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Even in this small space, this kitchen's crisp white cabinets, dark wood floors, and beautiful granite countertops create an ultimate kitchen any cook would love.
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In the kitchen, every surface and fabric can be wiped with a sponge, including faux-leather pads on the banquette, laminated David Hicks fabric on pillows, and a Roman shade in the dining nook. The antique dining table was a wedding gift.
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A built-in desk area opposite the dining nook is command central for this family.
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Chic Living Room
This decorating scheme incorporated family pieces, including two red sofas, two large Empire Era chests, and a pedestal table. Blue accents calm the space and are the perfect companion to the vibrant red sofas. A mix of patterns on the pillows and chairs infuses the room with a youthful attitude.
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The artwork above the mantel is from the owner's childhood home. They were just waiting to find the perfect spot for it.
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A row of built-ins offers storage and display space just inside the front door. By painting the inside of the bookcase black, it gives the wall a recessed look. A large, custom fish-eye mirror completes the look.
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A disco ball-inspired chandelier takes center stage in the master bedroom, where chartreuse cut velvet covers the headboard, Roman shade, and bed skirt.
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Customization such as the velvet upholstered headboard and custom molding that wraps the master suite brings this space to a new level of sophistication.
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Punches of purple are at the heart of this vibrant kid's room. A cozy daybed saves space in this tiny room.
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A classic monogram gives this kid's room an added bit of sophistication.
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Lacking a closet or space for a dresser, these custom cabinets give this little one plenty of storage. A vibrant pink was painted in the bookcase to add an extra pop of color. A simple Roman shade completes this chic, yet kid-friendly room.
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Velvet twin headboards, bed skirts, and a Roman shade boast pretty green hues in this super-sophisticated kids' room.