The owner of this apartment on the Upper West Side in New York is a mid century modern art and furniture collector. The interior designers are Jayne and Joan Michaels, two sisters in love with colors.
The Michaels sisters find inspiration for their interiors choices in paintings, yes…if they think of a painting that could work well in the space they are decorating, they keep it in mind to reproduce the colors in the room/s using furniture and art; a very interesting approach.
Also in this case they got inspired by the paintings around the house while the furniture came from the owner’s mid century modern pieces collection; apparently quite extensive!
Check below the pics to see the origin of some of the pieces and if you like this apartment you should also check the mid century modern homes page!
In the whole house they used a Benjamin Moore White 01 in Satin Impervo for the wood work and an egg shell finish for the walls.
The sofa was designed in the 50s by Ward Bennett.
The palette for the dining/living space was inspired by the Alexander Nepote paintng above the fireplace.
Table and chairs by Greta Grossman.
Thea black and white abstract painting on the left matches with the Moroccan Berber rug.
Above, desk by Milo Boffman.
The Leonard Edmondson painting stands out close to the Florence Knoll credenza, an Italian midcentury coat rack and some mid century sculptures in the hallway.
Also the bedroom color scheme was inspired by the Milton Avery painting at the wall. Floor lamp by Josef Frank.
All the pics via here.