Pre-War New York Apartment Receives Clean, Modern Makeover

Drawing on chrome fixtures, patterned tile and white paint, Archetype Design Studio reimagined this once basic and beige apartment into a clean, calming escape from New York City. Take a closer look at the plush furniture and well-defined spaces.

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July 01, 2016

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Photo By: Eric Soltan

Foyer With Herringbone Floor

Herringbone tile sweeps across the floor of this transitional foyer, creating an easy flow into the living room. An upholstered bench provides a seat for removing shoes before entering, while two large mirrors create visual interest. 

Guest Bathroom

For guests who need to freshen up, a transitional bathroom sits just off the parlor. Here, chevron tile extends from wall to floor, evoking energy and movement. Sconce lighting keeps the space bright and sparkling.

Living Room

Neutral furniture abounds in this transitional living room, offering plenty of comfy seats when entertaining. Opposite the crisp white fireplace, a sleek coffee table with layered surfaces is the perfect centerpiece to tie the space together. 

Dining Room

Large black doors lead into the dining room, where six upholstered chair and a glass table wait at the ready for guests. Herringbone tile extends across the floor, thus creating cohesion from here to the foyer. 

Dining Room Showcases Saucer-Style Light

Positioned carefully above the glass table, a saucer-style pendant lamp brightens the dining area. Against the side wall, a narrow console table provides an extra surface for presenting side dishes and liquor at dinner. 

Modern Guest Bathroom

Through the door at the end of the dining room, visitors will find another guest bathroom for their convenience. Here, sleek chrome fixtures pair with a clean glass shower, making the small space seem bright and airy. 

Kitchen With Breakfast Bar

Sleek lines and crisp white components define this modern kitchen, making the space seem cleaner and more dynamic for cooking. To the right, a wooden counter with two stools becomes a quaint breakfast bar. 

Modern Master Bathroom

Once a narrow bathroom with dull cream-colored tile, this master bathroom now boasts a clean and calming modern aesthetic. A large double vanity offers his and her sinks with storage underneath, while striped tile draws the eye upward.

Freestanding Tub

Posied against the far wall, a freestanding tub adds a dramatic touch to this clean master bathroom. Silver fixtures easily complement the double vanity's faucets and mirrors. 

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