The smooth dark wood of the cabinetry pops against the light, neutral marble tile of the floor and bright, white ceiling. The beautiful cherry-colored countertop perfectly displays the unique Asian vases and the flowers, bringing a small touch of color. In the background, a rectangle table with square stools can be pulled out for seating or stored easily against the wall.
Chris' unit receives an abundance of natural light. To reflect it throughout the 17th floor property, his designer friend insisted on using mirrors. Not only do mirrors help play with the light, they give the illusion of greater space, particularly when placed in smaller spaces such as the entry hall to the master suite.
Soothing green wallpaper covered in butterflies makes venturing to the end of this hallway an enlightening experience. A multicolored tapestry and rug soften the space, while a curved Asian-style chair by the window provides a seat for self-reflection.
To give his guest bathroom bold, graphic impact, Chris had the walls covered in a brown and white pattern wallpaper from Schumacher called Balusters. Altogether the wallpaper and installation came to $1600.
Designer Marie Burgos uses an intricately carved wall decor, a carved statue of the Hindu god, Vishnu, and a portrait of Gandhi to create a calm and peaceful entryway. Neutral walls illuminate the details of the elaborate wooden focal point.
In this Asian-inspired hallway, sea green wallpaper covered with trees, birds and flowers encourages peace and tranquility. Round pendant lights above create visual interest, while identical drawers and mirrors create symmetry and balance.
Designer Elissa Russo creates this hallway focal point with a photograph in a burled wood frame to connect visually to the antique chest beneath. Alone, the photo would have been too small, floating in space above the heavy piece of furniture. But the trim and the carefully placed objects on the trunk create an eye-catching tableau.
This hallway is kept simple and bright by keeping the white walls empty. Light blue doors add soft color, and a small brown leather chair provides a quiet spot to sit with a view of the beautiful horse statue. A recessed light overhead shines a spotlight on the art display.
Natural lighting through the french doors pairs with the bright yellow wall color to create a sunny look in this space. The smooth, polished finish of the spiral staircase creates a fluid focal point in the design. The french doors are finished with beams over the glass for a bit of a decorative touch.
A narrow hallway leads to this elegant Asian-inspired powder room. The bathroom features a freestanding vanity with Shoji-style doors, an arced onyx sink, a wood-framed mirror and a brown tiled accent wall.
This hallway separates two guest rooms and ends abruptly with a window. It appears useless, but sculptures, including a spiderweb-shaped bronze piece, and orchids backed by an antique Korean chest transform the space into an interesting gallery.