This week’s Fab Friday Find comes in the form of inspiration. I was so moved by the sheer beauty in the design of this classic Fifth Avenue apartment in NYC that I knew I had to share it on the blog. So on this chilly, snowy, grey day in Calgary grab a cup of something warm to drink, sit back, and prepare to be inspired.
The apartment is the work of designer Marshall Watson who found his inspiration lay right across the street from the project’s location. The building has direct views of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Beaux Arts façade and looks into the museum’s Greek and Roman galleries. The home is really an extension of these classical antiquities whose influence can be seen in each carefully curated piece and placement.
Paired with the clients’ very contemporary and colorful art collection the space is a mixing of two worlds that rather than distract from one another, actually complement and enhance each other’s beauty.
Belgian marble floors and mercury glass paned mirrors behind Hellenic art pieces set the tone in the foyer.
Biedermeir furniture, contemporary art, and lots of reflective surfaces to pull in the light.
The contemporary art shines amongst the quiet neutrals and exquisite architectural details.
The elegance of the furniture selections pairs beautifully with the bold art.
Among my favorite furniture pieces in the apartment…these electric blue mohair ottomans…in love!
The dark walnut panelling in the library transitions to the light filled living room through folding pocket doors.
The round backs of the dining chairs, the round center panel in the credenza, and the round pedestal table make for subtle repetition.
Chairs and walls upholstered in the same fabric…
…in two different pattern scales.
The quiet sanctuary that is the master bedroom sits just 3 floors above the busy entrance to the Met.
The light and airy master bath with that magnificent roman shade.
With its rustic limestone floors the kitchen is the only informal room in the home…a design element you might not be able to pull off in an open concept layout.
Aaaah…I hope you’ve had a good dose of inspiration. Enjoy the weekend everybody!
Source and inspiration – Architectural Digest