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Example of a small trendy dark wood floor enclosed dining room design in New York with blue walls and no fireplace

A Mid-Century Modern Apartment MakeoverContemporary Dining Room, New York

New Yorkers are always on the prowl for innovative ways to make the most of the space they have. An upper east side couple, challenged with a slightly narrow L shaped apartment sought out Decor Aid’s help to make the most of their Manhattan condo. Paired with one of our senior designer, Kimberly P., we learned that the clients wanted a space that looked beautiful, comfortable and also packed with functionality for everyday living.

“Immediately upon seeing the space, I knew that we needed to create a narrative that allowed the design to control how you moved through the space,” reports Kimberly, senior interior designer.

After surveying each room and learning a bit more about their personal style, we started with the living room remodel. It was clear that the couple wanted to infuse mid-century modern into the design plan. Sourcing the Room & Board Jasper Sofa with its narrow arms and tapered legs, it offered the mid-century look, with the modern comfort the clients are used to. Velvet accent pillows from West Elm and Crate & Barrel add pops of colors but also a subtle touch of luxury, while framed pictures from the couple’s honeymoon personalize the space.

Moving to the dining room next, Kimberly decided to add a blue accent wall to emphasize the Horchow two piece Percussion framed art that was to be the focal point of the dining area. The Seno sideboard from Article perfectly accentuated the mid-century style the clients loved while providing much-needed storage space. The palette used throughout both rooms were very New York style, grays, blues, beiges, and whites, to add depth, Kimberly sourced decorative pieces in a mixture of different metals.

“The artwork above their bureau in the bedroom is photographs that her father took,”

Moving into the bedroom renovation, our designer made sure to continue to stick to the client’s style preference while once again creating a personalized, warm and comforting space by including the photographs taken by the client’s father. The Avery bed added texture and complimented the other colors in the room, while a hidden drawer at the foot pulls out for attached storage, which thrilled the clients. A deco-inspired Faceted mirror from West Elm was a perfect addition to the bedroom due to the illusion of space it provides. The result was a bedroom that was full of mid-century design, personality, and area so they can freely move around.

The project resulted in the form of a layered mid-century modern design with touches of luxury but a space that can not only be lived in but serves as an extension of the people who live there. Our designer was able to take a very narrowly shaped Manhattan apartment and revamp it into a spacious home that is great for sophisticated entertaining or comfortably lazy nights in.

Example of a small trendy dark wood floor enclosed dining room design in New York with blue walls and no fireplace —  Houzz
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Julie wrote:Oct 10, 2018
  • Jennifer Zettinger

    Hi, I also love the chairs and would love to get some for myself! I searched the Mitchell Gold website but could not find them :(. Do you have an exact name or link for the chairs? Thanks in advance!

  • PRO
    Décor Aid

    Hi Jennifer, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately they were already owned by the client so we don't have the exact product information. Apologies! You may still be able to find a similar style through Mitchell + Gold.

wcartag64 wrote:Aug 20, 2018
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    Décor Aid

    Hi - they are from Mitchell + Gold!

  • psones

    Do you know the name of the chair style from Mitchell Gold?

newhousebeh wrote:Oct 9, 2018
  • PRO
    Décor Aid

    It's about 10'x18'

  • newhousebeh
    Thank you very much for your prompt answer.
Rudy Egor wrote:Dec 8, 2018
  • R G

    I would also like to know where the table is from!

Cheryl Pins wrote:Nov 7, 2018
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    Décor Aid

    HI Cheryl, the pieces are called Percussion I & II, and they're from Horchow!

Ann Marie Monette wrote:Sep 24, 2018
  • PRO
    Décor Aid

    Hi Ann Marie, the light fixture is the Saic Together Pendant Light from CB2.

raydan1324 wrote:Aug 30, 2018
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    Décor Aid

    Hi - the paint color is Glidden Rich Navy!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Gwendolyn Purdom added this to The 10 Most Popular Dining Room Photos of 2018Dec 6, 2018

2. Refined With a Pop of ArtA deep blue accent wall (Rich Navy by Glidden) sets the scene in this sophisticated New York condo, highlighting the framed artwork as the room’s focal point. A sleek sideboard adds a dose of midcentury style and storage, while metallic touches via the light fixture and tabletop decor convey an elevated sense of richness, courtesy of the design team at Décor Aid.See more blue dining room inspiration photos

Becky Harris added this to Trending: The Most Popular New Dining Areas in Summer 2018Sep 25, 2018

Trend 4: Chic and UnfussyMany Houzz users took note of the navy accent wall and how it complements the artwork in this Upper East Side dining room by Décor Aid. (The paint color is Rich Navy by Glidden.) The overall color palette of grays, blues, beiges and whites conveys a calm and comfortable feel. Speaking of comfort, upholstered chairs like this will keep everyone relaxing at the table for a good long while. Style tip: A mix of metals keeps a design interesting.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

susanbforman added this to Dining room art2 days ago

Like the idea, but would want richer, brighter colors, I think.

Lisa Jamal added this to Dining Tables And Chairs5 days ago

Like the colours and chairs with highest backs for comfort

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