New York City is usually known for its constantly changing atmosphere, but it is also full of rich history. A lot of NYC apartments are located in pre-war buildings, and many people like the feel of these old spaces, but they don’t like the maintenance that comes with them. So the solution to this problem is to take a relatively new space, and make it feel older with vintage accents and impressive architectural elements. That is exactly what designer Wesley Moon did to create this beautiful Lavender Vintage NYC Apartment.
Before Moon began designing this space, it was just a simple white box. He was able to add a lot of character to this apartment with traditional architectural details. One of the most impressive details that he added was this plaster ceiling in the room he calls “The Gallery”. This ceiling looks like it belongs in a building a hundred years older than the building it is actually in. This room also shows Moon’s design flair for taking more modern elements like the lighting fixture and sculpture and mixing them with more traditional elements like the bench.
In this room, Moon added crown molding around the ceiling for a more regal look. Again, he balances this traditional look with modern features below like the very contemporary kitchen cabinets. He also used brass elements throughout the house, which is a fresh idea instead of using silver or gold. There are white subway tiles on the entire wall behind the sink to break up all of the grey on the walls and cabinets.
The Eating Area & Powder Room
From this view, we can see more of the brass and marble kitchen table/island. The kitchen was originally much smaller, but Moon combined it with another extra room to make the kitchen more spacious. On the far left side there is a wine fridge built into the kitchen cabinets. Straight ahead is the entrance to a small powder room with very dramatic tile floors. The item on the wall looks like a picture frame, but it is actually a television.
The Butler’s Pantry
This can be accessed from the kitchen for even more storage. The wet bar is made up of dark, luxurious wood cabinets, a marble countertop and a gold backsplash. The glass paneled upper cabinets show off the owner’s crystal collection and lighten up this tiny room. Moon carried the gold back splash up through the back of the upper cabinets as well to really make everything shine.
The Formal Dining Room
This dining room looks a little intimidating at first glance. The dining table is so long it can comfortably seat ten people and it looks a bit like a conference table. But if the owners want to have a dinner party with less guests, this table can break into two separate tables. The brass hutch on the far wall was a bold choice for this room, but it goes along with the vintage, yet modern design of this home. Moon added two, grand chandeliers in this room to add to the home’s character.
The Living Room
Up until now, you may have been wondering why we called this home the “Lavender Vintage NYC Apartment”. There have only been very small hints of purple throughout the home, but this was done on purpose. White and gray dominate the home’s color palette, with hints of brass and lavender. Although this room may have been a tiny white box before Moon designed it, this room has completely transformed now. The regal crown molding around the top of the ceiling accentuates the curve around the window. This room is full of mid-century modern furniture to make the space feel more casual.
The Master Bedroom
In this room, we can see plenty more design elements in the lavender color. The bed is surrounded by a regal crown molding that goes all the way to the ceiling. This room has a gold wallpaper on the walls that really warms up the room. The lavender chaise lounge adds another pop of color in this room as well. Moon’s design creates a sense of luxury in this new apartment.
The Master Bathroom
The master bathroom is much brighter than the rest of the home because it is almost completely white. Moon had the tiles in the shower put up vertically instead of horizontally for a more visually interesting design. Light gray tiles were used to break up the white and add a little more character. A beautiful golden chandelier hangs in the alcove on the ceiling to add a bit of glamour to the space.
Most of this home has had a relatively feminine design, so the man of the house needed a space just to himself. Moon came up with this cool, modern den that doesn’t feel too much like a man-cave. Although the rounded crown molding in this room matches the other in the house, the moldings in this room were painted chocolate brown. The textured chocolate brown wallpaper adds another dimension to the room as well. The yellow leather ottoman adds a bit of color to this masculine space.
Get the Look of the Lavender Vintage NYC Apartment!
Although this home had light wood floors throughout, they did not buy them from Bestlaminate. But, if you fell in love with the look of the Lavender Vintage NYC Apartment, you can recreate this look in your own home by installing copy-cat floors like these:
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