Big City Digs: Inviting Tribeca Condo Retreat

Taylor Spellman layers a neutral palette with textures and patterns to create a New York City sanctuary welcoming for any kind of homeowner in the penthouse of a recently remodeled, 150-year-old condo building in the Tribeca neighborhood.

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

Photo By: Richard Caplan

White Contemporary Living Room with Ample Light

Tall doors and windows usher loads of light into this contemporary New York living room. A papered accent wall creates a focal point behind the fireplace, while the standard ceiling height turns this room into a cozy cocoon off the wide open, two-story great room beyond.

White Contemporary Living Room with Focal Wall

Wallpaper is used sparingly and to maximum effect, highlighting the fireplace and creating a focal point in this contemporary, urban living room. White walls bring a gallery-like feel that shows off the modern art, while a curvaceous leather chaise invites relaxation and conversation.

Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Room

Darker cabinetry is striking against the pale wood floors in this contemporary kitchen and dining space. A papered accent wall draws the eye to the dining table, which offers a variety of seating options. The long kitchen island adds space for more guests to perch for dining or chatting with the cook.

Contemporary Kitchen and Dining Room Combination

This combined kitchen and dining room takes advantage of its footprint, with a long dining table that echoes the line of the long island and breakfast bar. The marble and wood topped island features seating for four, with a trio of pendants providing task lighting for dining, cooking and more. The exotic wood of the clean-lined cabinetry draws the eye, resulting in a unique space that's both crisp and warm.

Neutral, Dreamy Bedroom with Sitting Area

The design team's goal was to create a bedroom that refreshes the mind at the end of a long day and serves as a blank slate at the start of a new day. They achieved it with soft, neutral hues and plush textures, giving the space a luxurious, restful feel. A sitting area takes advantage of the room's generous footprint, and custom draperies add privacy while showing off the room's architectural details.

Neutral Guest Bedroom in Urban Apartment

Nailhead detailing on the sleek upholstered bed is dainty and elegant, setting the overall tone for this transitional urban bedroom. A papered accent wall draws attention to the bed, which is dressed with crisp, hotel-style bedding. Arched windows add architectural detail and frame the city view.

Neutral Bedroom with Papered Accent Wall

This guest room might be neutral, but thanks to its layered textures, it's not lacking in visual interest. A papered accent wall draws attention to the upholstered headboard, which stands out thanks to two panels of nailhead trim. White bedding is luxe and soft, while crisp metallic accents give the whole space a dose of glam.

Seating Area in Contemporary New York Bedroom

Modern metallic artwork defines this bedroom seating area, which takes advantage of the New York home's roomy dimensions. Arched windows can be covered by draw draperies for privacy or left wide open for users to enjoy the view.

Transitional Master Bath with Marble Walls, Floors

Marble abounds in this luxurious and dramatic master bath. White marble sheathes the walls, while darker marble tiles adorn the floor and the cozy-yet-grand bathing niche. A freestanding tub teams with dual sinks and separate shower to create an indulgent retreat in space-starved New York City.

Neutral, Contemporary Nursery with Arched Windows

The nursery in this urban home is the height of upscale baby chic, with a restrained, neutral palette, whimsical art and an emphasis on architectural detail. Pale wood floors and pale walls create a restful space for a young child, while unadorned windows allow in loads of natural light, giving the room a cheerful vibe.

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