David and Jane Cohen finally moved into their dream apartment, one with big, beautiful windows filled with stunning views of Manhattan, a terrace perfect for entertaining and other architectural details that made the it distinctive. But their temporary furnishings were too neutral and bland, really, making the penthouse a big white box. Far from the colorful home Jane and David wanted it to be.
2,000 sq ft. space, with very high ceilings features an amazing view of New York’s skyline. The Murray Hill penthouse interior designed by Cortney & Bob Novogratz features a perfect mix between vintage and modern furniture with touches of bright color. The roof terrace is one of the major highlights of the apartment and I’m loving the bedroom and shower views!
The Novogratz have created a timeless atmosphere in this beautiful New York penthouse. They mixed contemporary furnishings with vintage pieces. And to make their new home really pop and used metallics to reflect the New York City skyline and bold blasts of color in the furniture and art to make the space really fantastic.
Since they working with 18 foot ceilings, hanging the six mod gold lights of varying sizes that they found at ABC Carpet and Home made for a much more dramatic statement than a single chandelier would. And by hanging them at different heights, they can be enjoyed from below, as you are walking up the stairs and from the second floor.
The art, including a piece David and Jane already owned positioned next to the silver chesterfield and the “figure of speech” painting we commissioned by artist Cristina Vergano hung above the stairs, gives the apartment a quirky and smart jolt of character.
Philippe Starke who inspired marble dining table at Modani, as well as the silver Croco Louis-style chairs. The oval shape allows for more seating, a perfect fit for the space. They scored the mint green 40s chairs, navy Deco chairs and Harry Bertoia chairs at Adelaide.
To make your own environment pop with character, invest your budget in bright throw pillows, a colorful carpet, unusual art (it doesn’t have to be expensive!) and lots of funky vintage furniture mixed with contemporary pieces. Remember, big walls need big art and cool accessories help define a space in a more exciting way.
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