Surrounded by white wall paneling, symmetry was used to arrange flanking chairs and the cream sofa in this transitional living room. All furniture is covered in linen in varying shades of creams and grays, while chartreuse and soft lavender are used as accent colors. A large reclaimed-wood coffee table anchors the room, while two burlap sculptural chairs with pivoting wall sconces can be used as reading corners.
Walk down the stairs from the living area, and you enter the home's lower level tailor-made for family gatherings. Ana Claudia has created unique nooks in every room of the home. Just below the staircase a reading nook has been carved out, with favorite books on display. A Windsor chair invites visitors to take a seat and read a good book.
The home’s open plan living room is airy and fresh with windows that look out onto the Hudson River. On the wall, sketches of the home’s original design have been framed, a testament to how far the interior design has come in just one year. Ana Claudia and her husband took on a full-scale renovation, bringing this midcentury home fully into the 21st century. In the living room, the fireplace, once an eyesore, makes a bold statement, tiled to resemble the sidewalks of Copacabana. It’s flanked by colorful side chairs upholstered in Kelly Wearstler Graffito fabric.
The master bedroom features a wall mural designed by Ana Claudia and installed by a local artist. The abstract design is repeated in painted lamp shades on the bedside tables. The cozy bedroom vignette is completed with art and textiles in a calming palette of blue and light pink.
In the bathroom, Ana Claudia shows off her unique talent for picking just the right tile for a space. White subway tile looks uber-cool laid both vertically and horizontally for maximum whimsy. Warm brick adds sophistication to the bathroom design. And modern brass his-and-her mirrors finish off the space, giving it a modern feel. The mix of aesthetics works perfectly in this forever family home.
This Beverly Hills backyard is nothing short of glamourous. Modern white furniture offers plenty of stylish seating for enjoying the sleek fire pit and pool, while black and white striped marble floors add a unique chicness to this outdoor living space.
Interior designer Ana Claudia Schultz (https://anaclaudiadesign.com/) has an eye for good design. Born in Brazil and raised in Miami, this designer made the move from her Brooklyn apartment to her first home in the idyllic town of Hyde Park, New York. About two hours north of New York City, the space she lovingly refers to as her “forever home,” offers a sparkling view of the Hudson River and, from another vantage, a fairytale forest. The home is striking from the moment you arrive, painted in a brick red hue. And upon entering you are met with layers of unique elements that work together effortlessly, guided by Ana Claudia’s confident design eye.
Two inspired pendants and a rug with candy colors are the bright stuff for this open plan kitchen. Open shelving over the sink gets a neutral backdrop, all the better for showing off a fun collection of houseplants and ceramics.
The beautiful finish on the cabinets in this contemporary open plan kitchen echoes both the hardwood floors and the exposed beams of the ceiling. One row of elegant pendant lights illuminates the kitchen island; a second sets apart the adjacent dining area.
Neutral, light colors make this master bedroom feel calm and fresh. Bed and night tables: Bernhardt; Custom mill work: AWWSI; Fabrics: Robert Allen; Seating: Lee Industries; White grasscloth wall covering: Seabrook; Lighting: Arteriors
Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Colorful Dining Chairs
This kitchen features white cabinets paired with a full-height blue glass tile backsplash. Open shelving displays neatly arranged dishes, while colorful chairs are arranged at a custom dining table made from a pine top and steel legs with rollers. Black leather stools at the wood-topped island provides extra space for seating.
This kitchen was redesigned to have an open plan layout to make it brighter, friendlier and easier to get around in. Soapstone and Aurea stone (a marble lookalike) have a classic feel that's in keeping with the home's original architecture.