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NYC Apartment by Arent&Pyke

By In/Out
February 27, 2013











Amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, this West Village pied-a-terre is Arent&Pyke’s first foray into designing abroad – as recently seen in Vogue Living. Owned by an Australian family of 5 – it was important to the clients to maintain the Australian ‘liveable & comfortable’ aesthetic when staying in New York.

While blessed with a rare courtyard garden in the heart of Manhattan, the indoor space was intimate – so every element was specific and considered. Clean lines provided by the Cappellini sofa and Minotti armchair kept the apartment uncluttered. With a focus on fewer more significant pieces of furniture the Utrecht chair was perfect for creating a sense of comfortable gravitas with a small footprint. Colours were kept light and bright to keep the scheme dynamic, while brave use of pattern created visual interest without the need to over-decorate. Custom bedheads made from dramatic Christopher Farr fabric bring interest to the bedroom, paired with gorgeous Bemboka bedlinen to create a peaceful mood . Texture, rugs and upholstery rendered the apartment soft and comfortable in the colder seasons without being overbearing in the warmer seasons. Key to the scheme was the beautiful colour-blocked ‘Zap’ rug, by The Rug Company in New York, which achieved a bright and vibrant aesthetic and anchored the scheme as a whole.

The end result was an urban oasis for a client that revels staying in the most exciting part of the city, yet desires their personal space to be calm, comfortable and stylish.

Credits: Design by Arent&Pyke. Photography by Anson Smart.

0 responses to “NYC Apartment by Arent&Pyke”

  1. Audrey Davies says:

    This would have to be one of my favourite apartments, I bought Vogue Living when it came out purely for this article. Congratulations.

    Do you mind telling me what fabric the sofa and the 2 sofa cushions are?

    Thank you

  2. This is such a beautiful space. I love how minimal yet homely it is thanks to all of the fabric textures and prints combined together. Even the combination of the lovely grey texture in the marble creates the illusion of warmth.
    Lovely! HER

  3. hello says:

    Those Minotti armchairs bear much more than a passing resemblance to the very rare Gerrit Reitveld Utrecht chair made by Metz Co Circa. 1935, to the point I would call them a replica or even worse – a fake.

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