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Modern Love

Once in a while, a design comes along that has us gasping over our cappuccinos. This, dear design lovers, is one of them. Featured in the May/June 2012 issue of New York Cottages & Gardens, this amazing 1901 Upper East Side town house hits all the right notes: sophistication, comfort, antique details, and streamlined modern sensibility.

With a room this large, neutrals are a smart choice to keep high-ceilinged space grounded. Striated metallic silver paint gives the walls the barest hint of shine, while the charcoal geometric rug is the room’s foundation. It’s topped by a pair of sofas upholstered in a tactile silvery cotton and trimmed with piping, and that showstopping Yves Klein cocktail table, which gets its color from sandy pink pigment enclosed within the Lucite frame. The two glass-topped steel accent tables echo the clean-lined aesthetic.

Our favorite parts of the room include the throw pillows—in shades of gray and pink, plus a geometric that matches the trim on the floor-to-ceiling curtains—and the sumptuous velvet sofa positioned beneath a massive Candida Hofer photographic print. We love the other original art as well, the chunky antique mirror above the fireplace, and the pops of pink that liven up the muted palette. It’s easy elegance interpreted in a fresh new way.

Love the rug? Get the look with the Plain Tin Charcoal Wool Micro Hooked rug from Dash & Albert Rug Company.

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