Calming + Sleek Living Room
The living space in this pre-war apartment of Manhattan offered beautiful original wooden floors and the most exquisite mouldings. We decided to juxtapose all the classical features with a modern approach to the decor. The space was divided into two sections, so the design team decided to create an area for lounging with the help of a custom daybed, and a more formal area for everyday living. The accent chairs have a relaxed, yet totally sophisticated silhouette that help tone down the formality of space for this newly-married couple.
Sophisticated + Serene Master Bedroom
This sophisticated and serene master retreat is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day. The color scheme we went for is light, airy and soft, though with punches of black to help ground the space. Our favorite color, gray, is used on the ridiculously gorgeous nightstands that we paired with a creamy - white table lamp. We love that the space feels grown - up, classic and sophisticated, but at the same time very much approachable and welcoming.
Sophisticated + Serene Master Bathroom
At Synonymous, we are always proposing wall mounted faucets whenever we have the opportunity. We also love designing cabinetry and vanities because they help us have control of the overall look of a bathroom space. This particular vanity design is great because it fuses two of our favorites features, drawers with recessed pulls and sleek, polished nickel pulls, too. The best feature on this vanity is definitely the thick, Carrara Marble countertop because it enhances the sophisticated look we were going for. To add warmth to the otherwise neutral space, we used brass sconces flanking the mirror and a brass trash can.
Sophisticated + Airy Small Kitchen
This galley kitchen in the Upper East Side of Manhattan is very small and it is situated right off of the living space. To our clients, we proposed a light and airy color scheme to give the illusion of a wider space with the help of marble. At Synonymous, we're not huge fans of grout lines and awfully small tiles because we find they are quite unsightly at times. We decided to use a gorgeous Statuary marble slab as the backsplash and since the kitchen is small, the cost for it was not as high as you'd expect. The floors are a beautiful gray, linen textured porcelain tile that coordinate so well with the gray lower cabinets and the soft, yet crisp white upper cabinets. Hardware is in a polished nickel finish so that it flows well with the amazing brass flush-mount light since the ceilings in there are a bit low, too.
Sophisticated + Moody Bedroom
Moody and sophisticated bedroom design utilizing a gorgeous navy blue grasscloth wallpaper behind the bed, only. A cream upholstered bed contrasts beautifully with the dark walls and we paired these tones with a cognac leather bench at the foot of the bed and a wooden dresser that plays harmoniously with the warmer tones in the space. We love the muted color scheme of the rug because it pairs so well with the navy grasscloth and the chic nightstands. To contrast the dark walls, we used brass lamps and a cream accent reading chair.
Modern, White Oak Bathroom
Clients wanted a modern bathroom retreat that felt airy and that utilized white oak. We designed the vanity to host not only drawers with recessed pulls, but a super useful shelf towards the base that can display folded towels or baskets. We love the black honed granite countertops in this space because it adds a nice punch to the warm tones of the wood. To further enhance the warmth, we decided to use Calcutta marble on the floors for its golden streaks.