Back in the day, houses were built differently.
New York City designer turns 100-year-old apartment into a modern home! [PHOTO]
A New York City designer has turned a 19th century apartment into a contemporary home.
Everything, from the furniture to the colours, was different.
However, the times have changed, so, have the houses.
In the living room, Tallisman changed the glass panels, brick wall, wood, colour and pieces of furniture.
“The frosty glass panels seemed very early ’90s, and didn’t feel classic.
Typically, brick walls are a no-no to cover up. However, the owner was adamant about making the apartment look modern," she said.
"We weren’t trying to play with too many things hanging from the ceiling. It’s a high ceiling, which is enough of a statement," she said about the lighting.
Moving into the bedroom, the designer had a lot to say.
“The bed looks thrown there, which it probably was. It was literally a mattress on the floor shoved against the side wall.
Defining that space was key, and wrapping the wallpaper all around made it feel like a room. Even though the paper’s dramatic, it’s not so harsh on the eye. It perfectly blends in, and gives a good defining point to the space.”
Next was the dining room, which had a gloomy feeling.
Tallisman chose to brighten up the room with new kitchen lights, and furniture.
"We first chose the kitchen lights, which are these hovering white lacquered pieces we found at a cabinetry store. It reminds me of works by lamp designer
A space doesn’t need to have so much going on to speak volumes. Layering textures has so much more of an impact," she explained.
The bathroom was the last thing to be remodeled.
Tallisman managed to turn an ordinary looking, functional room into an exciting place.
She achieved this by painting the room’s high ceiling with a deep green, in order “to draw your eye up.”
The designer added a cabinet beneath the existing sink because “you can never have too much storage in New York City."
The final touch was a subway tile to the shower, which “made it feel like a whole new space.”
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