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On the other side of the room, a nook away from the kitchen’s more functional areas, is a study in comfort. A small bistro table flanked by chairs and built-in seating comfortably accommodates the family of four while keeping the space neat and streamlined. A second fireplace features a collection of small busts and other elements set against the ultra-modern geometric wire artwork that adorns the wall. A large plant provides the final touch that makes this curated space feel like a home.
The kitchen island was designed to include a sink and dishwasher. It helps facilitate movement throughout the room by dividing attention between the island and cooking surfaces while a line of bar stools provides seating for family, friends and guests.
The kitchen in this home is expansive, a rare luxury in New York living. The black and white color palette is perfect for kitchens because it is clean and perennially on-trend, especially when accented with warm metallic fixtures. The black kitchen island provides a streamlined and efficiently laid out space, perfect for preparing family meals. Behind the counter, a marble backsplash is another timeless touch.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
The girls’ room is an excellent example of how to design a kid’s room with a sense of style. When designing a room for kids there’s a lot to be said for keeping the overall aesthetic aligned with the rest of the home. Instead of decorating with bright pastel colors and more traditional "kid's colors" that don’t reflect their personal style, Julio and Kenza have blended their grownup black and white color palette with fun elements like the heart polka dots on the sheets, typographic art and pops of orange in this kid-friendly space.
The Leitao master bedroom is a beautiful, minimalist retreat. Black walls are on-trend, and envelope the space, creating a cozy vibe. The dark walls in Kenza and Julio’s room are also a great backdrop and visual contrast for the art and architecture. Above the bed, another image by French photographer Patrick Demarchelier, of dancers from Batotu Yetu is is the perfect artistic touch.
The living room is large enough to fit a full dining area that seats eight. On the wall, an image of young dancers from Batoto Yetu, taken by French photographer, Patrick Demarchelier is the perfect accent piece on the wall. The Drop dining chairs by Fritz Hansen continue the room’s dichotomy between modern and traditional aesthetics and provide wonderful contrast to the ornamentation in the doorway.
In the bathroom, designers used the modern, Asian motif from the rest of the home to bring in unique features that give this space a spa like feel. The window above the large soaking tub gives the space plenty of natural light, while the bamboo wood panel helps to create some privacy between the spa space and the outdoors. To create privacy inside the home, panels of frosted glass create a space in the bathroom that is separate from the rest of the room's spaces; however, by using panels of glass rather than glass sheets, designers were able to keep the bath area from feeling cut off and separate-keeping the room's design flow continuous-while still giving this space an amount of privacy.
In this master bedroom, a 19th-century French kitchen table becomes a desk by adding a midcentury club chair. The oversized floor lamp and custom daybed create an inviting space, while the natural wool area rug warms the room.
In the master bedroom, the homeowners wanted a minimalist design that would not distract them from sleep, so designers brought in a modern, bleached wood bed frame that could be outfitted with curtains to help block light and two matching nightstands. The bed is outfitted with clean, white linens and just enough pillows to make the space feel comfortable and homey.
The bold red wall in this modern bathroom features a lacquer finish, giving the crisp space an understated shine. A large horizontal window illuminates the sleek freestanding tub, which adds a sense of luxury to the space.
Modern Stonehurst Bathroom With Glass Shower Wall, Marble Stone Detailing and Decorative, Hanging Silver Globes
A glass wall blocks off the shower while still keeping the bathroom feeling completely open. Marble stone creates a water safe flooring for the bathing areas and large windows flood the space with natural lighting and great outdoor views.
The original layout of this Florida apartment separated the dining and kitchen areas, making the home feel dark and cramped. By removing some of the walls, the ocean views can now be enjoyed from the dining table, the barstools in the kitchen and the large living room.
To create a unique bedroom for this St. Barts home, designers started with a neutral wall color to reflect the natural light of the Caribbean sun, then, they added teal carpet with a geometric pattern to create visual interest in this unique space. To complement the design, blue accents, silver table lamps and gray Roman Shades were added, along with modern nightstands and a modern light fixture to finish off the space.
Weathered woods combine with sleek stainless steel and concrete to create a backyard retreat that's cool and stylish. With multiple seating areas, the space can comfortably host an intimate gathering or larger party.
Modern Outdoor Space with Pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Dining Area
The designer combined steel, concrete and stone on the exterior structures to create the modern look the client desired. The pool, dining area, outdoor kitchen, water feature and other seating areas fit seamlessly into the design. The tile is by Oceanside Glasstile.