Mid-Century and Modern
Dapper details breathe new life into a West Village loft
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"It's a very stressful process to go through—hiring someone to make all of these decisions for you. You really have to trust the person you're bringing into your home. But when you do, you have the power to create something amazing."
One of the biggest challenges of New York City living is deciding whether to rent or buy your apartment. So when Chad decided to breathe new life into the mid-century West Village loft he's been renting for six years, he wanted to make sure the design could go with him if he decided to leave. Making over the living room was a no-brainer.
After enlisting the talent of Homepolish designer Amanda, the four month project was underway. Chad's vintage art deco taste was easily translated to a modern mid-century inspired aesthetic. Luckily, he had a few pieces that were easy to incorporate into the new room. His neutral couch stayed, and Amanda sanded and repainted a wooden credenza a high gloss gray with a pinch of sage to complement the room's green chairs. The biggest challenge was the Ikea bookshelf on the back wall. They thought about just ditching it and opting for built-in shelves. But instead, Amanda added natural wood strips on the front to create a seamless, built-in look.
Fresh flowers, worldly accents and a graphic blue and white rug pulled the room together. "It is a very stressful process to go through, but Amanda made the decisions much easier," Chad said. "You really have to trust the person you're bringing into your home." That trust in Amanda's vision made for a stunning new room that can move with Chad if he ever decides to leave.