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A Chic Manhattan Makeover

I have said before what a chic home is to me.  A home with a classic architecture furnished with modern art and a mixture of classic and modern furniture.  A chic space for me is a space where things juxtapose with tension and friction,  where according to conventional thought, things are not supposed to work but they do.  This home designed by David Kleinberg is a perfect reference to it.  Enjoy!
The design in this hallway explains more than anything of my whole idea of a “chic home.”  Classic architecture is juxtaposed with modern art such as the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting (right) and the unexpected texture of the stainless steel bench.   This is perfection to me.
Love the use of bright color balanced with neutral here.  I also love the fun touch of the Tibetan goat pouf and the abundance of curvy lines. 
I'm not a big fan of the color mahogany but it has never seemed so regal as in this room. 
De Gournay wallpaper in the wife's office.
This kitchen looks like heaven!
Perfect bathtub to relax at the end of the day.
All images from Architectural Digest.
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5 comments:

Francine Gardner said...

very elegant home.I especially like the kitchen design

classiq said...

I love that definition of chic, Julie: "juxtaposition of things that are not supposed to work, but they do". Have a wonderful week!
Ada

therelishedroost said...

Oh those doors in the foyer are fabulous!!!
Very chic!
xo Karolyn

Squeak said...

The combination of traditional architecture, modern art and a mixture of traditional and modern furniture is so elegant. I've been lusting after that stainless steel bench ever since I first saw it. And the wife's office ... just perfect. I could be very happy living in this apartment!

Carol said...

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