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.
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.
The open plan living room is grounded by a refined color palette of navy blue, black and pops of red. Over the sofa, a painting of a lion mane’s mushroom adds a modern, rustic touch to the living area. The mushroom silhouette continues with two bright Verner Panton Flowerpot Lamps. The table lamps bring a 1960s vibe into this modern living room.
The living room can easily seat 10-15 guests. To one side, a large sectional provides an inviting view of the great outdoors. The streamlined sofa is featured alongside a vintage coffee table. Ana Claudia loves sourcing vintage finds in neighborhood stores. The living area also brings the outdoors in with sculptural plants in the corner.
Soothing beige walls contribute to this living room's calming ambiance. The color coral is put to good use here via the throw pillows and armchair, keeping the room from feeling too neutral. A chevron rug adds a quirky final touch to the space.
Modern, Open Plan Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room
A partial wall sheathed in calacatta marble forms a dramatic divide in this modern, open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Mid-century Eames dining chairs surround a modern table with a sleek, minimal profile. A dark accent wall in the living room connects to dark kitchen cabinetry, bridging the two spaces. Meanwhile, modern art above the sideboard provides a hit of bold color.
The monochromatic teal color scheme of this modern living room pops against background elements in neutral tones of gray and white. Gold accents bring a modern-retro vibe to the polished space. Roman shades have a similar hue to the paneled accent wall, allowing them to "disappear" visually while still adding privacy and filtering light for TV viewing.
A caged chandelier, textured buffet table and striped rug put a fresh spin on the formal dining room. Patterned wallpaper balances out the wainscoting and helps bring the space into the present as well.
This great room can easily accommodate a crowd, what with its open kitchen, formal dining space and nearby sitting area. Wood paneling overhead draws the eye to the mountain views and helps the modern interior feel a little more connected to the wilderness.