Thursday, October 27, 2011

When A Friend Decorates

This week's When A Friend Decorates features fabulous elements of a Manhattan apartment belonging to a friend with a super cool job in television.

When she first spotted this chair, she loved the clean lines but not the original textile, so she had it reupholstered to give it this fab look. The chair, the textile and the rug...city chic all the way!
This city gal was resourceful in taking two old bench seats and recreating them...love the textile and the nailheads, not to mention the herringbone hardwood floors. 
The picture rail adds detail to the space. I like how she pulled together the colors in her apartment through the abstract artwork she showcases in matching white frames. Such a clean, crisp look.   
Anyone who has resided in NYC knows that maximizing space is essential, often times by tricking the eye. She customized her Parsons table with the same stone as her kitchen countertop, creating a seamless flow from kitchen to eating area. The bright red cafe chairs are a perfect punch of color! 
I am especially fond of how her space is practical, functional and clutter free (and she has two kids!) What are some of the ways you've revitalized old furnishings?  

Want elements of your home to be featured in a When A Friend Decorates post? E-mail me details and images of your space.

16 comments:

Debby said...

I would kill for those floors! Gorgeous!! xo

Cara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that ist chair! The fabric is stunning!
Lilac and Grey

The enchanted home said...

Fun and lively space...those floors are so pretty!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great home and those red chairs just make me smile :)

Ridgely's Radar said...

Love the two bench seats! The fabric is so fun!

The Buzz Blog said...

Those red chairs would brighten my day and I would love to pull my art together the way she did!
xxoo

kayce hughes said...

LOVE those red chairs.

About Last Weekend said...

What a fabulous place - love all the chairs - so original!

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh my gosh - those red chairs are SO fun and happy!!! Love them - perfect pop of color!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Party Resources said...

I love these picks! And yes, I would love to be featured in this series! xx

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

The red chairs are my favorite. Super fun!

I really enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing it w/ us today.

Wishing you a blessed weekend.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Such fun red chairs...XO, Mona

eddieross said...

Love the photo collage and the Parsons table with the stone top. Great post as always!
Happy Halloween weekend!!
xo E + J

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

What a great space! I particularly like those red chairs! Stop by, Im having a giveaway :)

Teresacevs said...

What a great space! I particularly like those red chairs! Stop by, Im having a giveaway :)

Mathis said...

Love the photo collage and the Parsons table with the stone top. Great post as always! Happy Halloween weekend!! xo E + J