Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All in the (architectural) details

Soaring ceilings, ornate crown moldings and classic architectural details, all contrasted with sleek modern fittings and crisp white walls. This beautiful Chelsea townhouse really provides the best of both worlds. The original fittings of the home (and those ceilings!) are works of art all on their own - highlighting them with all white walls and pairing them with very simple modern furniture gives them that much more focus. 

The minimal furniture almost fades away giving all focus to the beautiful details above. 

Much care has been taken to preserve the original architecture, with an old arched doorway now houses a custom fridge. 

Four doors open up onto a patio overlooking the garden. Bringing in fresh air and flooding the space with light. 

Ornate crown mouldings and carved marble mantle contrast with bold modern art and a Mooi Random string pendant light. 

I love how simple and uncomplicated the bathroom is. The floating marble sink feels so light.

An enviable backyard for downtown Manhattan - feels expansive and open with the large sliding doors on the lower level.


Christine Dovey said...

My favourite look in the world is amazing historic architecture and super modern furniture- so gorgeous.

escapade said...

You and I are completely on the same page with this Christine! A traditional frame with a modern interiors is my (current) version of a dream house!

Anonymous said...

Hi, just to mention, the bold modern art is in fact aboriginal art, drawing on traditional symbols... but gorgeous nonetheless! :)

Marzena said...

This place is perfection...


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