Manhattan Apartment With Organic Charm and Industrial Chic

This cozy Upper East Side space is all about where beautiful bones (like exposed brick walls and a stunning carved marble fireplace) meet eclectic, 21st century style (an international array of vintage treasures and industrial pieces). Unified with soothing white paint, natural wood and understated neutrals, this city apartment is now an unfussy oasis.

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Photo By: Alan Gastelum

Contemporary Living Room With Tray Table

The design wish behind this living room: Create a peaceful space that feels contemporary and yet honors the apartment's original details, like the exposed brick wall and the marble fireplace. Muted colors help those elements shine. The coffee table is made of a vintage Moroccan brass tea tray.

Plywood Art and White Linen Sofa

The living room's side table is a vintage child's desk. Paired with the vintage table lamp, relaxed linen sofa and custom plywood art, the grouping gives the room a laid-back and unfussy feel.

Two Gray Stools

The cute stools in this living room are made of repurposed cable reels, which were re-upholstered and topped with round cushions.

Wall Vignette with White and Gold Accents

On this wall, designers used some of the homeowner's keepsakes (including vintage candleholders) as the starting point for a pretty display. The salvaged shelf on the radiator was sanded, clear coated, then embellished with gold foil. The little glass bottles on top were dipped in white paint, the embellished with gold foil as well.

Industrial Metal Bookcase

A heavy, solid bookcase might overwhelm this small living room. So instead designers went with a mesh shelf that felt smaller and airier, then filled it with used vintage books and vignettes.

Small Open Plan Kitchen With Vintage Stools

To maximize this jewel box of an apartment, designers removed a wall and joined the kitchen and living area. Using the same paint colors throughout for walls, cabinets, baseboards and window frames helped unify the spaces. Kitchen and eating bar countertops are walnut to add warmth.

Gray Open Plan Kitchen With Subway Tile

For a cohesive look in the kitchen, the designers ordered unfinished kitchen cabinets, then had them spray painted gray to match the wall color.

Small Gray Kitchen With Wood Countertops

Space is at a premium in this New York City apartment so, to make the kitchen feel bigger, designers used a monochromatic color palette on the walls. Countertops are pretty wood and a striking pop of visual interest comes from a few black-and-white floor tiles.

Small Gray Bedroom With Pendants

In classic New York City style, this bedroom was only big enough to fit a queen bed; no space for nightstands. So designers hung vintage pendant lights from a shelf for reading lights.

Industrial Cage Light Pendant

For lighting, designers scored these vintage pendants on Etsy.

White Small Bathroom With Subway Tiles

Designers chose to go white with this small bathroom to make up for its tiny size and limited natural light. A period sink and tub added architectural details and penny and subway tiles gave a simple and timeless feel.

White Small Bedroom with Stencils

This bedroom's muted color scheme makes sure the small space doesn't feel overcrowded. A few crisp black accents (the doors' stenciled French words) and vintage finds add visual interest.

Small Living Room With Arrow Art

The decor rule of thumb in this small living room: Nothing too visually imposing. A cluttered room makes it hard to relax.

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