Art Gives Contemporary New York City Apartment Personality

This NYC apartment has artwork that fills each room with personality, visual interest and texture. The artwork rounds out the home’s contemporary style, which makes good use of color – red in particular.

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Photo By: Costas Picadas

Contemporary Living and Dining Room With City View

An enormous rug becomes part of the artwork in this apartment's living and dining room. It binds the two areas together visually and its modern pattern fits right into the other paintings and sculptures.

Living Room With New York View

New York City is as much a part of the decor in this apartment living room as the artwork or furnishings. Big windows with black trim are perfect frames for the skyline view.

Contemporary Living Room With Red Pillow

Artwork in a wide range of styles (painting, photography, portraits, abstracts) infuses this living room with personality. Accessories bring the art's colors out into the space.

Small Living Room With Gallery Wall

A melange of artwork makes this small living room feel intimate and helps soften the impact of the television. An oval-shaped coffee table is easy to walk around.

Living Room With Skyline View

Spectacular skyline views are part of decor in this New York City apartment, handily framed by the large black-trimmed windows.

Hall With Lion Photo

Oversized artwork jazzes up the foyer and small hallway off it.

Kitchen With Red Barstools

Brass barstools with fire engine red seats pop against the kitchen's clean white peninsula.

Contemporary Dining Room With Hanging Rug

The rugs are given as much of a spotlight as the artwork in this dining room. One hangs on the wall, the textural anchor of the gallery. Another rug with a striking modern pattern decorates the floor beneath the table. Rug: Mark Nelson; Table: Roche Bobois; Chandelier: Vitosi Lighting, Y Lighting

Red and Black Powder Room

This powder room knows how to make a dramatic impression. Spikes surround the mirror and walls are a lipstick red.

Home Office With Red Shelves

Flagging energy is never a problem in this petite home office. Just look up! In a fun move, the undersides of the wall shelves are painted red. And the chair is a cherry red match.

Gray Bedroom With Silver Lamps

The canopy bed becomes part of the gallery wall in this sophisticated bedroom, its frame helping mark out the display. Silvery lamps bring a little bedside shimmer.

Contemporary Bedroom With Red Rug

This bedroom feels perched amidst the skyscrapers with its huge windows looking out onto New York City's skyline. A red rug delivers a vibrant dose of color.

Gray Contemporary Bedroom With Red Flowers

Gray is a less used, but very chic neutral choice in the bedroom. In a slightly darker shade, it also takes on an intimate feel.

Urban Bathroom With City View

This bathroom's window acts as a frame for skyscrapers in a range of red and orange. To highlight the buildings' colors, the room's palette is a contrasting white, black and gray.

Urban Bathroom With Butterflies

A wall of mirrors reflecting the city becomes another window in this bathroom.

Black and White Bathroom With Butterflies

Delicate patterns give a romantic, not at all stark, feel to this lovely black-and-white bathroom: butterflies over the bathtub, florals for the linens. Underfoot, a sheepskin rug pampers bare feet.

Guest Bedroom With Striped Bed Linens

Wake up to the majesty of the New York City skyline in this guest bedroom. Gorgeous rugs and linens layer in fresh colors and patterns.

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