Modern

The foreground contains a circular marble table, set with orchids, above which an artfully balanced vintage light fixture is hung.  The open stairway is a dramatic architectural element that defines the space.
In an upstate New York house, a double height living room, has walls to accomodate a large painting from esteemed Chinese painter, Cai Guo Qiang, from his fireworks series. The Andy sofa and ottoman/table is from B&B Italia, as is the  JJ Small armchair. <br />
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In Venezuela, a  house with an outdoor terrace  is made comfortable with a seating area of woven wicker with white cushions and blue accent pillows.
The glossy ceramic blue brick tiles and spherical lights are juxtaposed with wooden elements creating an overall air of sophistication.
Custom-designed and vintage 20th century furnishings are complimented by a series of large arched windows floods the loft with bright light during the day and add glamorous, metropolitan ambiance at night.
A modern stainless steel four-poster bed, and a large circular shag rug, when juxtaposed with a delicate pink and white color scheme, makes a teenage girl's room hip.
The room combines rough stone fireplaces and driftwood with sleek low-lying mid-century furniture, juxtaposing the contemporary and the vernacular.
A glorious master suite that allows full views of Columbus Circle and Central Park below. The Italian leather bed, and custom Italian linens. The night tables are white lacquer from Denmark. The Uni dresser, in high gloss white lacquer, is from Cappellini. A Contemporary Chandelier with gray glass details, and by the window, the Mora chaise from Domus Design Collection, upholstered in blue cashmere.<br />
A New York apartment is made sophisticated with a mix: a contemporary sofa paired with a traditional carpet and ivory colored lacquered walls.
An art collector's New York loft has silk covered walls, ebony stained floors and an important vintage Brazilian dining table.
In a modern home office, walnut Gerado desk chairs by Team 7 from M2L are paired with a built in desk. The felt rug with white stitching armchair belonged to the client.<br />
A double height living room with a majestic window allows light to flood the serene space, which has a white linen sofa. The side lamps are designed by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt. The interior designer created the Macassar ebony & bronze side tables, and white Thassos marble and iron coffee table. The large room pendant light hung above, is by David Weeks for Ralph Pucci.<br />
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A family room with a large chenille covered sectional - in vivid orange- has a wall of custom angular carved built-in cabinet as the media center.
The simple grey and white color scheme is interspersed with graphic monochromatic prints. All gray and beige with black accents with a Tom Dixon coffee table, vintage stools and a custom club chair covered in stripes.
The vibrantly patterned green and yellow walls contrast with the simple white bedstead and bedside table.
A set of polished wood chairs and table reside under a vintage metal chandelier. A unique artwork, installed on site, makes a dramatic backdrop.
In a Tribeca, NY duplex master bedroom a luxurious atmosphere is created with an upholstered king size bed done in taupe ultrasuede upholstery. There is a custom wool area rug from Odegard. There are also mid century elements; an Italian lounge, a wooden table and another vintage chair in taupe colored upholstery.
A dining room dressed for a party with an elegant chandelier.
Khaki and brown pillows complement the abstract painting above them and accent the white sofa.
In a young boy's bedroom, one finds a scooter, orange patent leather walls, as well as a rough-hewn wooden desk, with white lacquer drawers, and a George Nelson daybed.
White, blue and black dominate this modern loft space. There are ebonized (black) floors, black patent leather walls and custom curved white sofas. Juxtaposed with that are a pair of midnight blue accent chaise lounges.
In a glass tower in Manhattan with amazing views of Central Park, this living room allows both casual lounging as well as formal entertaining. Period furniture is  attributed to Nana Dietzel, Norway, from the 1960s. There is a custom white metal and glass coffee table by John Boone.<br />
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The subtle color palette creates a restful atmosphere, while the bold vintage lighting fixture above the bed imbues the room with an element of fun.
The simple modern objects of the room, such as the bedside lamp are given warmth by the green and yellow color scheme.
A teak walled library is unexpectedly made distinctive by adding a glossy turquoise lacquered ceiling. Along with the geometric carpet, a modern blue chair and a sofa with a custom lucite base add elements that are fun.
The vision for the dining room was to create the ultimate oceanfront space with seating for 10 people. A custom white lacquer table with polished metal sabots and detailing, and a glass insert top by J. Robert Scott. Custom white lacquer and leather dining chairs from France. And a contempory crystal chandelier.
In a home office in Venezuela a dramatic curved wall is at one end of the space. With walls covered in navy blue grass cloth. There is a vintage coffee table and a five foot by five foot black and white photo.
This bedroom has a custom headboard that has side wings made of blue velvet.
The gently curved neutral toned sofa and shiny glass table top, reside against a jaw dropping cityscape.
Elegance in a bedroom: simplicity of line and space.<br />
Fine fabrics, and perfectly chosen accessories create a serene composition.
This open living room has panoramic views of  Los Angeles and lights down in the valley below.  <br />
The coffee table is by Domus Design Collection in mahogany. A  custom leather couch by J. Robert Scott. Drama is added by the pair of 1950s style throne chairs.<br />
This sculptural panel of alternating metal plates, salvaged from the exterior of a former building, adds architectural interest and functions as a floating partition between the more “formal” living area, and a playroom-study; work and play are subtly separated.<br />
In a modern loft, pale hues are used effectively when set against dark woods for a clean look.
The overall concept for the living room was to establish elegance, comfort and sophistication, using easy and inviting furniture. Furniture floats on all white Thassos Marble floors, and on a custom turquoise silk area rug with a leather border. There are white leather chairs by J. Robert Scott, and a Sofa by Phillip Starck. A modern sculpture adds drama to the serene space.
Along one side, a paneled wall acts as a “smart” wall: behind what looks like fixed decorative millwork, is a two foot deep area of highly usable storage, cleverly combining both form and function. Large oak doors glide easily from suspended barn door track to hide massive amounts of toys, books and art supplies. By day, it is an activity filled children’s area, easily hidden for tranquil evenings of entertainment of family and friends.
A white Thassos marble landing and entry space contains a Thassos and lacquer curved staircase with polished metal handrail. A custom commissioned granite sculpture sits adjacent.<br />
A tufted leather headboard extends to the custom cabinetry that sits bedside. The color palette of different shades of rich soft browns, is soothing.
Envisioned as "Hollywood meets loft," the large open space was transformed into an elegant modern residence for a Manhattan-based couple perfect for frequent parties, business and social occasions.
In a Tribeca duplex wall to wall wenge millwork is a dramatic element. There is wenge also used in the custom dining table. Chairs are white Ultrasuade upholstery.
A formal and elegant living room, with sophisticated furnishings and contemporary art. In true LA style there is indoor and outdoor  access to large loggias and full Media Bar/Media Room flanking this wing of the house. There are gray suede sofas by Holly Hunt, and lacquer and chagrin side tables by J. Robert Scott, with black glass lamps and  silk shades.
A white Thassos marble landing and entry space with thassos and lacquer curved staircase with polished metal handrail.<br />
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A  bedroom suite, takes advantage of views of Intracoastal canal in Florida. There is a spare<br />
custom white lacquer platform bed, and a custom white cotton area rug from India. Painting by Russell Sharon.
An open air dining and entertaining area that is a part of larger roof terrace has a custom designed white concrete dining table and powder coated orange with white mesh outdoor stools from 1966 Collection by Richard Schultz.
In the Beresford, on the Upper West Side of New York, a  great room uses the entire front of the apartment overlooking Hayden Planetarium and Central Park as its focal point.  The grand staircase creates a wow moment as you enter, to feel the openness of the entire duplex apartment. Art by Sarah Morris is hung dramatically with contemporary furniture from Ligne Roset,  Italian made armchairs in grey ultra suede upholstery, and  a black, textural stone fireplace facade with TV and mock hearth.<br />
In a Miami master bedroom, serenity, privacy and the creation of  a zen-like atmosphere, be it morning or evening was the goal, along with a total ocean front experience. A custom lucite bed floats in the space.
A serene master bedroom is adjacent to the pool. Made sumptuous with a leather Bed by J. Robert Scott, and accented with a mocha colored Italian cashmere throw. A white velvet upholstered chair is in keeping with a crystal pendant fixture, from the 1960s.<br />
In Watermill, NY a stone and plaster gas fireplace with flush television above. The two-story stair hall with skylight above brings natural light into the middle of the house. White oak wood floors and cedar plank ceilings continue throughout the main living areas.
In a master bedroom, to divide the space into two zones, including one for work, the designer created a hanging screen of white lacquered panels. The spaces between each panels allows for a light and airy effect. The desk was custom designed.
In a compact cottage in East Hampton, NY, adll the functions are combined and the kitchen island works as a table and divides the space in two: a bedroom and a living area.
This small cottage in East Hampton, NY, was designed to provide all the practical aspects of a boutique hotel suite and preserve the calm and peace of an ocean retreat.
A small cottage in the Hamptons is as pure as its surroundings. Simple, modest and casual and focused on beauty.
A New York loft features an iconic, brick-red Mies van der Rohe daybed. It serves as a divider between the living and dining areas. The lighting is by David Weeks for Ralph Pucci. <br />

Modern Interior Design for Your Home

Modern design is actually part of a larger movement known as “modernism”  which rejected the ornate detailing of earlier periods. Modern design embraces clean lined forms and an adherence to a certain  rigor and discipline, that distinguishes it from all other styles. Yet modern doesn’t have to mean cutting edge or cold, it’s often warm, spare, yet tranquil. The type of materials, whether metal, stone, glass or concrete, are utilized in very precise, deliberate ways. Minimalism and sleekness are characteristics of modern design, combined with an atmosphere of simplicity and ease.

 

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