From Manhattan to Brooklyn, These Standout Designs Rule the Residential Roost
Across New York City, these bold and contemporary spaces showcase the latest in modern residential interior design.
Through a gut renovation that rationalized the circulation and layout of the three-level apartment, architects Goil Amornvivat and Thomas Morbitzer not only found space for two more bedrooms but also created a light and airy family home featuring rift-sawn oak built-ins—including ample storage, desking, and an open-tread stair—and a primary bedroom suite with its own terrace.
Two-bedroom town house
Sitting on a lot less than 14 feet wide, the three-level residence, dubbed the Narrow House, comprises two lateral walls and glazed end facades enclosing an open volume in which co-principals Karolina Czeczek and Adam Frampton use a split-level section to create distinct spaces—the exception being a central plywood volume containing two bathrooms, closets, and pocket doors for privacy.
Upper West Side
By removing walls and reconfiguring the layout, co-principals Max Worrell and Jejon Yeung modernized the prewar classic six, transforming it into a more open, light-filled home in which clean, minimalist spaces boasting new oak flooring are populated with built-ins, a mix of Scandinavian and American furniture, and restored historical details that preserve the residence’s original charm without compromising its 21st-century spirit.
Madison Square Park
From the moody indigo entry hall framing a large Chuck Close self-portrait, vibrant color and show-stopping contemporary art establish a dialog that’s repeated throughout the designer’s concept for this aerie, reaching its peak in the living room, where an Yves Klein blue cocktail table and pink Osvaldo Borsani armchairs are juxtaposed with vivid works by Chun Kwang Young, Frank Thiel, and others.
Faced with a new-build condominium apartment and no distinctive architectural features, creative director Fanny Abbes infused the blank canvas with character by adding traditional elements, such as a custom marble fireplace, crown moldings, and patterned wallpaper, which she balanced with a more modern vibe generated by up-to-the-minute furniture, finishes, and works of art.
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ASH Staging and INC Collaborate on an Airy Penthouse in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill
This Brooklyn penthouse, flooded with natural light thanks to its large windows, has a decidedly neutral palette.
Soothing Neutrals and Organic Textures Define This West Village Home
SISSY+MARLEY Interiors transforms a 1,700-square-foot apartment in the West Village into calming refuge for a young family.
Relativity Architects Renovates a Decades-old L.A. Warehouse for the Fear of God Label
See how Relativity Architects transforms a 1930’s warehouse into a combination showroom, design studio, and office for the Fear of God label.
This Connecticut Home on the Water Offers an Invitation to Slow Down
Interior designer Sashya Thind draws on natural materials and a cool color palette for this Connecticut home with views of Long Island Sound.
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From Toronto, Canada, to Tbilisi, Georgia, these boutique hotels offer subtle nods to their surroundings with unique accents.