Friday, August 03, 2007

A Young Woman's Apartment





When I was going through my tear sheets the other day, I came across this apartment that was featured in Quest magazine a few years ago. The owner was a young woman in Manhattan who was starting a career as a clothing designer. To me, this apartment is so perfect for a young woman. It's youthful but sophisticated with a little bit of spunk thrown in to the mix.

The walls of the living room are a deep turquoise- a color that is a little unusual but completely dramatic. In order to keep the room from looking too dark, the floors are painted in a white and brown checkerboard pattern. For some shots of color, orange, yellow and brown are used to great effect. And the wallpaper in the entry! I think this particular print (can someone tell me what it is?) provides a little maturity to the apartment. All in all, a pretty great apartment for a lucky young woman. What do you think?













(All photos from Quest magazine; photographer: Fernanda Gilligan)

22 comments:

  1. I love the paper in the hallway.

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  2. Ronda- Me too. I'm thinking it's Clarence House, but I hope somebody can fill us in!

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  3. Amazing! So chic. I love it.

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  4. A perfect apartment for a young woman or man ( namely, me! ). However, how young can she be - in manhattan? That looks pretty..umm...expensive!! I know how young people's apts are in NY and they're not like that ( no matter how beautifully decorated! ).

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  5. Lovely interior for a young woman ...
    I love the mirror drawer in the bedroom . I Collect this type of 50's furniture . I love it.
    Mélanie xx

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  7. MamaChilanga10:20 AM

    The offspring, no doubt, of very wealthy and generous parents!

    Most aspiring clothing designers in Manhattan cannot afford a $3,000/month one-bedroom apartment, let alone such lovely furnishings...

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  8. Glad you like it Courtney and Melanie!

    Be the Change- I'm glad you like it too! I think I should have said "perfect for a young woman or man"!

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  9. Very lucky, to say the least.

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  10. Does it say who the designer iS? just wondering. So chic for a young girl!

    Joni

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  11. This apartment is gorgeous! You are right, so fitting for a young woman...has a wonderful playfulness to it. Great post, I'm going to save these in my inspiration file too :)

    ~Kate

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  12. Not sure about the wallpaper, but I recognize the Simon Pearce heartland lamp in the last picture. I love that lamp...it works in just about any environment.

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  13. This apartment is beautiful - for young and old. Nice to see someone young had such consideration for where - and how - they live!

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  14. I agree, what a beautiful apartment. I love those turquoise walls - they're so dramatic. The wallpaper in the hall is beautiful, and the boxes in the last photo are too.

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  15. I know I have seen that wallpaper in my travels, but I just can't seem to place it. When it pops into my mind as things invariably do I'll let you know - unless someone else is genius enough to know it. Good post.

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  16. Very sophisticated! Looks like a million bucks! ;)

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  17. Anonymous4:53 AM

    I think it's quite a masculine looking space. In the sitting room, take away the floral sofa and it would make a great bachelor pad.

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  18. Attention everybody! A reader was kind enough to comment on the wallpaper, but Blogger is not letting me publish it for whatever reason.

    The wallpaper is Brunschwig & Fils "Gallaudet Diamond".

    Thank you very much to the reader who gave us this information!

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  19. Thanks Jennifer and especially the reader that was kind enough to inform us!! I love that paper.

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  20. Thanks Jennifer and especially the reader that was kind enough to inform us!! I love that paper.

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  21. Ronda- I'm glad we now know what that wallpaper is. Still can't figure out why I couldn't publish that comment! Darn Blogger!

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  22. I love the bedroom and in particular the mirrored bedside chest sitting against those gorgeous yellow silk curtains!
    XO
    Anna

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