The clients, a family of four, were moving into a new apartment. While their previous apartment had been rather traditional in style, they wanted their new space to feel clean and modern, and showcase their impressive collection of contemporary artwork. The apartment features an eclectic mix of mid-century modern furniture and some more contemporary pieces as well. Pops of warm, bold color bring interest to the light, airy space while allowing the artwork to really shine.
With clean lines and a soothing, neutral color palette, this space reflects the elegant simplicity found in the client's collection of Japanese prints. Organic shapes and pops of fresh green balance the crisp, minimal design to create a calming and restful atmosphere.
Laura Weatherbee was one of three designers selected to decorate a 1-bedroom model apartment in the Financial District. Each designer was given 4 weeks and $5000 to complete the task. This space was designed to feel warm, playful, inviting and fun. Pops of bold, eye-catching color are combined with clean, modern design to create a fresh and livable atmosphere. Stylish, but not too sophisticated, this is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day at the office. Laura Weatherbee's design was selected by guest judge and Interior Design Hall of Famer Jamie Drake to receive $5000 and the title of the Financial District's Top Designer.
For this project, the challenge was to transform a plain white studio apartment into a hip, youthful, and sophisticated bachelor pad with a budget of only $4000. Warm grey walls create a relaxed atmosphere while pops of turquoise and bright orange bring life and personality to the space. Simple furnishings are paired with fresh, modern artwork to create a space that feels comfortable, yet refined.
The clients wanted to upgrade their dated, Formica kitchen with something fresh and clean that would add value to their new home. They were on a tight budget, but wanted to create a kitchen that felt expensive and looked timeless. The cabinets, from IKEA, are warm and inviting – contemporary, but not too sleek. Stainless steel appliances, and cool grey countertops and floors were selected to create a clean and modern atmosphere. A pass-through to the living room brings natural light into the kitchen. Halogen under-cabinet lighting brightens the work surface while Calcutta marble tiles on the backsplash add a touch of charm and elegance.
A bright turquoise entry wall sets the tone in this playful, airy and modern home. Layered rugs in the living room create a relaxed vibe while a chalkboard wall in the kitchen invites creativity. The chocolate accent wall in the dining room is the perfect backdrop to showcase the owner's colorful photography, and a light sky blue makes the small bedroom feel warm and inviting.
In the living room, warm sage green is paired with rich, dark wood to create a subtle yet sophisticated environment. A custom-made TV armoire was built to match the kitchen cabinets. The bedroom was designed to be a soothing and peaceful retreat. Soft tones of white and beige are accented with a calming bright blue. Custom-built desk and storage furniture by Alancraft allow this space to function as a home office.
This candy-colored studio is sweet, feminine, and playful. A charming blue floral wallpaper welcomes you into the space. In the kitchen, a bright pink backsplash and vinyl tree decal create a sense of whimsy. An elegant Japanese screen divides the living and sleeping areas in the main room of the studio while pops of pastel blue, yellow, and pink appear throughout the space, giving the apartment a cheerful and colorful air. Clean lines and simple furnishings balance the girlier elements, and keep the room feeling sophisticated and modern.