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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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    • Pattern Perfect

      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.

    • 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.

    • Family Friendly

      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.

    • Dream Kitchen

      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.

    • Kid-Proof Space

      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.

    • Tidy Office

      A built-in desk area opposite the dining nook is command central for this family.

    • 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.

    • Mod Art

      The artwork above the mantel is from the owner's childhood home. They were just waiting to find the perfect spot for it.

    • Grand Entrance

      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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      Masterfully Chic

      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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      Custom Touches

      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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      Spirited Space

      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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      Personal Touch

      A classic monogram gives this kid's room an added bit of sophistication.

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      Savvy Storage

      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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      Kiddy Chic

      Velvet twin headboards, bed skirts, and a Roman shade boast pretty green hues in this super-sophisticated kids' room.

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