New York City Apartment Design Project
Another great design story, let us take you from idea to completion on a fantastic New York Apartment Interior Design project.
Loree Designs, was called on to design an in-town apartment for a Mendham couple. I previosuly worked on this couple’s “Country House” back in 2004 to redesign a dining room in their Mendham, NJ home. Andy and Amy had inherited a pool table and wanted to incorporate it in their house somehow. Since they didn’t think they would miss the space that was originally designated as a dining room in their home, we used the space to create a fantastic pub room.
I was so complimented when the my clients called me to look at a new apartment on the upper West side of Manhattan that they recently purchased to work as their Interior Designer. It is such a great feeling to be called back for a second time to work with people because I felt that they had confidence in my design talents and wanted to work with Loree Designs again!
Our New York Apartment Interior Design project moves from design to reality. We are going Shopping!
Not Just Your Average New York City Apartment
To say that the apartment located in the Aldyn Building on Riverside Blvd on the Upper West side is nice is a grave understatement! This is the epitome of “movin on up”! I mean this place is NICE! Spectacular views of the Hudson River and the surrounding neighbors of Trump Place Apartments, The Rushmore and Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, and Juillaird School, I mean, it really doesn’t get any better than this! What a wonderful starting point for a beautiful Design Project!
And to think that my clients are enjoying it is so wonderful! I can’t imagine feeling any happier for my friends!
I will take you though the entire design process, so here is where we are starting from, the wonderful property comes with the following:
2 Bedrooms, and Guest Bedroom, Great Room, 3 bathrooms.
Eat-In Kitchen: Extell Choice Cabinets in Teak – Decorative Metal Pulls and Dishrack – Custom lighting – Blizzard Quartz Countertops with Caldia Marble Chef Block – Blizzard Quartz backsplash with integrated Teak Spice Shelf – Smeg Dual Fuel Range – Smeg Energy Star rated integrated Dishwasher – Miele Integrated Refrigerator/Freezer – Wine refrigerator – Microwave oven.
Bianco Dolomite Marble Floors and Walls – Teak Accent Wall Panels – Teak Vanity and Mirrored Cabinetry – Bianco Dolomite Marble Countertop and backsplash – Suma Tub – Waterworks Brusher Nickel Fixtures – Toto toilets
La Palestra Athletic Club and Spa – Yoga, Pilates – Personal Training, and Kinesis Rooms – 75’ swimming pool – Rock climbing wall – Basketball court – Squash Court – Bowling Alley – Game room – Club Lounge – Golf Simulator – Private Treatment Rooms – Mens’ and Womans’ rooms and Suana and steam rooms – 24 hr doorman/concierge – Lobby and Lounge – Children’s indoor playground –
Entertainment room – Private landscaped courtyard – Riverside South Shuttle service – On-site parking garage
The views are spectacular in the 1,618 square foot apartment which has a 100 SF loggia that overlooks a pool of adjacent neighbors and points towards Trump Plaza which is north on Riverside Blvd.
Our New York Apartment Interior Design project moves to the Design Board phase.
A new apartment is much like the proverbial “Blank Slate,” walls are plain, floors are bare, and with the view that we are working with the sky is the limit. Ideas are discussed, and our Mendham, NJ owners contribute their vision of what they would like. It is interesting having already worked with this couple, would they want to go in a similar traditional design style as their main home or go crazy with a whole new theme. After much discussion and thought, ideas begin to be formalized and committed to design themes which are represented in some of the design boards below.
Colors, textures, and possible furniture elements start to come together to create an overall theme plus the individual features that will make each room special but still part of theoverall design. Careful planning of traffic flows is also observed now as it is much easier to move furniture on paper than in real life. As this comes together it will soon be time to try some of the selected colors in the rooms
Our New York Apartment Interior Design project moves from design to Shopping!
There might not be anything more exciting than shopping other than seeing an entire project finally come together. My clients where not willing to wait for all custom ordered furniture as they hope to start enjoying their new NYC Apartment as soon as possible. Since some custom furniture and select pieces can be obtained more locally we decided to go shopping and see what was more immediately available.
Shopping can be hard work especially in New York City. Knowing where to go, having a solid plan for your design, and maintaining some flexibility can make the process both productive and enjoyable. Of course having a designer who keeps a thumb on the script so clients are constantly advised on placement, textures, adherence to the color palette, scale, and fit is a huge plus. As foundational elements such as floor coverings are selected running adjustments must also be made. The perfect area rug may found and selected but it may take the design in a new direction.
We were able to make several great furnishing and area rug selections all in just a couple days! Additional items have also been ordered and soon this wonderful apartment will come together in a very special and unique way
New York Apartment Interior Design project is Finished
From a blank slate to design boards, to wall colors, to final furnishings. The results are as follows.