Jaw dropping gorgeousness! Recently featured in Domino (yes, the ever popular glossy is BACK!!), restauranteur Ali Cayne’s West Village abode is a restored vintage gem. Cayne, who has no background in design, seamlessly weaves elements of gold, brass, splashes of color and texture against a black & white motif that transcends effortlessly from room to room. Dhurrie and Moroccan rugs throughout juxtapose perfectly with the home’s vintage bones while also lending a relaxed, inviting feel.
Goes to show you can never go wrong with a simple black, white and gold palette, and of course, texture galore. Good bones certainly don’t hurt either–hello, herringbone floors!
Photography by Brittany Ambridge / Interior Design by Ali Cayne
I’m always a sucker for tips on decorating small spaces–a likely product of living in them my entire adult life. As per usual, the editors at Lonny nailed it with this NYC apartment makeover featured in last month’s issue. Take a gander…
The mix of textures from acrylic and metal to leather and fur really makes the neutral color palette work. Architectural details like the ornate fireplace and ceiling tiles don’t hurt either. I’m really digging that leather chaise too.
The bulk of the furnishings came from Restoration Hardware‘s Big Style Small Spaces Collection. While RH is usually pretty pricey, a lot of the items were surprisingly reasonable. I particularly love the light fixture.
I’ve never thought of displaying handbags on the wall but it really livens up the space while doubling as storage–score! And this bedroom… it’s airy and feminine but not fussy. The mix of delicate textures in the mongolian fur pillow and the sheepskin rug really soften the all-white minimalist theme.
I’ve been following Cassie’s blog Coco + Kelly for a while now and couldn’t wait to see the reveal of her Seattle apartment in Rue Magazine. I was not let down. She does a superb job mixing highs and lows for a look that’s elegant, cozy and gleaming with personal style.
I love the black detail on the sofa and how about that artwork? It’s actually her own!
The neutral palette with splashes of color creates a cozy yet eclectic atmosphere. That leopard tray is fabulous and the green pouf adds an element of fun.
While she has some fantastic investment pieces like her sofa, I love how she mixes in DIY touches and ebay finds like this AMAZING brass trunk (I need one!).
The aquamarine chandelier is from ZGallerie. Love!
The brass and gold accents elevate the whole apartment. This dresser which doubles as a changing table is one of my favorite pieces, I’m a sucker for anything black and white.
I absolutely love the mixed print bedding and nailhead upholstered headboard (from Serena and Lily). The chandelier is icing on the cake.
Lovely. When can I move in?
Via Rue and Coco + Kelly.