Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Park Avenue Apartment

Good morning, dears. Off to New York today to show you this apartment transformed by interior designer Daniel Sachs from a spare, minimalist design to a sophisticated mix of global decor with tribal textiles, worldly antiques, and a collection of contemporary art.

Mixture of patterns, from ikat to floral to stripes.The octagonal ottoman is covered in a custom suzani. The Ghiordes Turkish rug is from the 19th century. Drawings by Andrew Lord.

Instead of fighting the darkness in the entry hall of a New York apartment, designer Daniel Sachs played it up with Benjamin Moore's moody Knoxville Gray. Antiques from four countries — an Italian mirror, an Indian painting, a Flemish table, and a Swedish chandelier — create a richly layered atmosphere in the small space.

Pressed silver Indian chairs lend an exotic note to the dining room.

In the living room, a Donald Baechler flower painting hangs over a comfortable armchair.

Looking down on the octagonal ottoman in the living room.

A backsplash of blue-gray Metro subway tiles in the small kitchen.

A Satsuma porcelain baluster urn is tucked under an onyx-topped console in the dining room.

Sachs opened up a typically tiny New York bathroom by brick-laying large marble tiles from floor to ceiling.

To display an 8-year-old boy's toy collection, Sachs inset shelves into his bedroom walls and lined them with turquoise billiard cloth. Twin Indian-inspired headboards and bed frames.

In the master bedroom, an Indian miniature portrait and a scattering of jewelry on an 18th-century Venetian painted commode.

Man Ray etchings above the commode. The lamps are made from Chinese altar candlesticks.

Francesco Clemente's watercolors dominate the dining room, silver Indian chairs encircling the antique French lacquer table. Andrew Lord's sculpted bronze floor lamp is topped with a handmade paper shade. The iron-base lamp is a 17th- century candlestick with a shade in India Pear.

One end of girl's bedroom.

Canopied in billowing 18th-century Syrian embroidery, the master bedroom's bed is handmade Indian silver.

A religious painting from Rajasthan hangs over a fireplace with an 18th-century Italian limestone surround. It's lined with antique marble animals from India.

All images and information from House Beautiful.

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  1. Hi Kifus, mi piace molto il genere di arredo !
    Buona giornata :)

  2. Wow! That master bed is something else!!! Love the drawing room too - such a great use of warm colours and patterns.

    Thank you!

  3. Such a beautiful Kifus!

  4. Interesting as always, thanks again!

  5. Nice! So cheerful and stylish. Love the flower painting.
    Anna, xxx


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