Outdoor Living Space: Cindy Barshop's New York City Apartment
Cindy loves her West Village location because of its relaxed atmosphere and nearby parks for the kids. "You can actually smell fresh air in the city, which is wonderful for New York," she says." The reality star is currently transforming her outdoor living space — a rare find in New York — from a party place to a play area for the kids, adding a swing, cushioned cement, an outdoor kitchen and tables for family meals.
To make this oversized space feel comfortable for a large family, the designers combined earthy materials like reclaimed wood and handmade terracotta tiles with more traditional elements like the white painted cabinets. The Silestone counters were selected with durability in mind and the cabinets were customized to the specific needs of the homeowners. Fixtures: Circa Lighting; Prouve dining chairs: DWR
Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
This contemporary bathroom features cabinetry, doors and window louvers made from locally sourced wood. Glass tile walls create a soothing backdrop against the sleek tub and floating vanity. The home uses low-flow and oxygen-infused plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption.
Purple, gold, yellow and blue pair with rich velvet, metallic shine and lacquered high gloss to create a living room design that's as visually compelling as it is luxurious. A sunken niche in the center of the coffee table makes a clever wet bar.
White cabinets, paired with a white marble countertops and a matching backsplash, allow the stainless steel elements to pop in the space. Industrial pendant lights hang above the large kitchen island, which features a rustic centerpiece and plush leather barstools.
Eclectic Purple Living Room With Black Chandelier and Zebra-Print Rug
White sofas, simple wood shutters and a neutral coffee table set the stage for a dramatic black chandelier and zebra-print rug. The soft purple wall color is balanced by small subtle accessories, like the picture frame and books.
This Upper West Side studio began its life as a bland white box. Now, soft cream on the walls continues to the ceiling beams, adding depth and dimension to the space. The hand-painted pinstriped paint treatment is both easy to produce and easy to cover up, an ideal combo for a rental. Removable wallpaper by LABLstudio forms a focal point on one wall, and layered bedding exudes youthful, casual charm.
Decorated Outdoor Space with Cedar Table and Turquoise Lanterns
Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
The green walls of this family room offer the perfect backdrop for a family's favorite art work. Comfortable gray couches, ample throw pillows with mismatched patterns and colors and a rustic wooden coffee table enhance the room's cozy ambiance.
A wrought iron candle holder makes a striking focal point in the center of this outdoor dining spot. The teak table combines with iron chairs for a comfortable place to gather with friends. Soft blue fabrics bring color to the space.
Lush, jungle green wallpaper fills this bathroom with vibrant color and is chicly contrasted with crisp black, white and gold accents. Subway tile in the shower and a grate-like partition wall playfully nods to the home's New York City location.
Wood beams draw the eye to the vivid blue door in this white transitional living room. The room's laid-back design features a country-style dining table and chairs, industrial light fixture and rustic hardwood flooring.
To give this bathroom all the blissed-out feeling of a spa, the designer included a freestanding soaking tub and a leather chaise. The accent wall behind the tub is teak, durable around moisture.
The other walls are finished in a concrete render.
Elegant, iridescent mosaic tile trims the mirror and custom vanity, providing texture and shine in this timeless all-white bathroom. The clean white walls and soft marble floors keeps this space feeling airy.