Upper West Side Co-op
Nearly a year after their extensive renovation, I received a call from a family on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to help them put the finishing touches on several rooms in their 2-bedroom apartment. Unsure of their style and admittedly making mistakes in this past, the family of four felt paralyzed to purchase anything for their home or to hang even the smallest item on the walls.
After getting a better understanding of their lifestyle, I knew they wanted something that looked polished, but was no-fuss. They wanted people to feel comfortable in their home and wanted to be able showcase some family photos as well as a sentimental painting they had received as a gift.
Working with some of their existing elements, I designed a plan to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. We added a photography gallery in the long entrance hallway that allowed them to share some of their favorite family photos and switched frames on the painting to help it blend in better with their new style. The end result is now a warm and inviting home with stylish modern touches accenting the living room, dining room, kitchen, office, daughters’ room and master bedroom.