exquisite craftsmanship, one-of-a-kind details, and chic spaces crafted for entertaining — this nyc pied-à-terre nestled in the prestigious lincoln square neighborhood achieves the perfect fusion of opulence and sophistication.

for our esteemed clients (let’s call them jessica and ethan), our team transformed their private nyc pied-à-terre in the newly-built 200 amsterdam building into an inviting and refined haven.

while the retired empty nesters primarily reside in scottsdale, az, they wanted their city abode to be an entertaining hub. with four grown children and several grandchildren, the space needed to comfortably accommodate large gatherings while maintaining the feel of an urban retreat.

project scope & challenges

we maximized every square inch of this city-sized apartment through expertly curated furniture arrangements and thoughtful design decisions. our primary focus was furnishing the open-concept living and dining area, entryway, and primary bedroom. the full scope included:

  • custom-designed sectionals and tables for the living room
  • all new furnishings, wall coverings, and light fixtures throughout
  • custom built-ins in the primary bedroom
  • striking statement lighting in the living and dining areas
  • a sophisticated, neutral color palette
  • incorporating bold accents throughout the space

so, are you eager to see how it all came together? pour yourself a glass of something delicious, and let’s step inside…

elegant & memorable entryway

mere steps from the tranquil surroundings of central park, jessica and ethan discover solace in their private sanctuary. upon entering, a captivating, moody color palette awaits, creating a bold and memorable first impression. chic, ambient lighting, and textured wallpaper infuse both warmth and dimension.

not to be overlooked are the opulent brass accents that exude opulence, perfectly setting the tone for what lies beyond…

refined & inviting living room

the open-concept living space is draped in a soft and neutral color palette, featuring creamy hues with subtle charcoal accents strategically chosen to exude an air of elegance without distracting from the breathtaking city views. tailor-made furnishings provide ample seating, ensuring jessica and ethan can effortlessly host gatherings while still maintaining a relaxed atmosphere for their everyday living.

subtly textured ceiling wallpaper delineates the two spaces, establishing a harmonious flow throughout the apartment. however, it’s the show-stopping statement lighting that truly defines the room…

the pièce de résistance, if you will. what appears to be a singular fixture is, in fact, a composition of three overhead rope lights artfully combined to form a captivating statement piece. the meticulous mapping of these ropes demanded careful planning and impeccable attention to detail to ensure effortless flow with the rest of the room.

how did we achieve this stunning result? the exact placement decisions were made long before any furniture graced this space. the extra effort proved worthwhile in the end, wouldn’t you agree?

this living area exudes an ambiance of sexy lounge vibes, achieved through a fusion of abstract art, clean lines, and alluring textures. to align with jessica and ethan’s vision, we crafted several custom pieces for this space. with precise measurements (no room for error!), we designed two expansive sectionals with a table nestled perfectly in between. the furnishings seamlessly span wall to wall, fitting their space like a glove.

sleek & sophisticated dining area

moving into the dining area, an exquisite custom mirror harbors a little secret — an awkwardly placed alarm box. you know i’m not one to shy away from a design challenge. 😉 we crafted this gorgeous custom mirror with a 2.5” deep frame to conceal the unsightly sin seamlessly. a decorative sconce graces the left of the mirror, collectively centered over a beautifully designed custom sideboard. much better.

while the primary goal was to mask an eyesore, the end result is undeniably intentional. it creates the perfect spot to concoct a delicious cocktail without straying far from guests. old fashioned, anyone?

a sleek table, accompanied by sophisticated chairs with curved backs, accommodates seating for up to 8 guests, creating the perfect setting for jessica and ethan to host their adult children. the crowning jewel above is another distinctive light fixture. in true dhny style, this stunning piece seamlessly blends clean lines with soft curves, commanding admiration and exuding an unexpected air of elegance.

a peek through the doorway unveils a defining geometric wood wallpaper, guiding the way from the dining room to the primary suite…

enchanting & peaceful primary bedroom

ahhh… sweet dreams are made of these. this enchanting primary bedroom features handsome custom built-ins, elevating both functionality and aesthetics. strategically positioned lighting enhances the space, crafting an atmosphere of serenity, tranquility, and ultimate comfort. an inviting oversized chair beckons, providing the perfect spot for jessica to lose herself in a good book while enjoying the ethereal views from the clouds.

floor-to-ceiling windows generously bathe the room in natural light, yet it’s the wall behind the bed that steals the spotlight…

balancing the adjacent dark built-ins lies a stunning and elegant floral statement wallpaper. adorned with cream, charcoal, and soothing green hues, this backdrop provides the perfect setting for catching those restful zzz’s. refined elegance at its finest!

the verdict

radiating sophistication, comfort, and opulence, it’s an understatement to say that jessica and ethan are thrilled with their brand-new home away from home. as a result, we’re confident they’ll be savoring sweet moments with their expanding family.

inspired by this stunning nyc pied-à-terre? yours could be next. let’s start the conversation.

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