Columbia Heights living roomMidcentury Living Room, New York
A renovation of an ornate, parlor level brownstone apartment on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights with views to the Manhattan skyline. The space was reconfigured to create long views through the apartment around a sculptural “core”, its modern detailing and materials acting in counterpoint to the grandeur of the original detailing.
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Note the current architectural features. While modern architecture generally plays down embellishments, traditional architecture usually has more elaborate windows, ceilings, walls and doors. A redesign can highlight existing features, push them into the background or add new ones. Many of us love both modern and traditional styles. A transitional living room can help you get the best of both worlds. Try keeping your architectural features neutral in color and show off your style through your furniture. This stunning living room's architecture pays homage to the past but honors the homeowner's style with the iconic, eclectic furniture choices.More about transitional style
The bowfront Georgian with large windows created rooms of great proportion, with highly decorative plasterwork for additional elegance. While people in the Georgian period dressed their windows with sumptuous curtains and pelmets, the absence of these allows for a very contemporary aesthetic with a Georgian backdrop.