Vintage Accents Bring Color and Character to Modern New York Apartment

After years of living with exposed brick, hardwood floors and towering ceilings, a client in NYC decided to exchange her industrial loft for a modern apartment. See how designer Allison Lind repurposed vintage furniture to outfit the collector's home with warmth and color. 

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Photo By: Regan Wood

Living Room

In an apartment defined by clean white walls, vintage furniture and accents add color to the living room. Three bookshelves and a desk ensure that this space fosters productivity and play. 

Corner With Eclectic Accents

Set in one corner of the living room, a reclaimed wooden bookshelf provides storage for novels and other possessions. The mix of Asian-inspired accents, a classical bust and old checkerboard gives the space an eclectic look.

Leather Sofa, Chandelier Create Balance

At the other end of the room, a full-length mirror with distressed trim complements a brown leather sofa. To balance the urban design, a small crystal chandelier offers a touch of feminine flair and sparkle. 

Workspace With Vintage Chair

A large modern desk and vintage chair create a makeshift workspace for drafting emails. Large windows flood the room with natural light, while a brightly-colored woven rug softens the floor. 

Eclectic Dining Room

For a truly collected look, this dining room pairs a reclaimed wooden table with five metal chairs and a large gray area rug. Behind this setting, a wired shelving unit stores pots, pans and other tableware. 

Round Hanging Mirror

Suspended over a wooden console table, this round mirror offers a peek at jars and other necessities in the kitchen. A vintage ladder to the right creates the illusion of an entryway and helps define the space.

Brightly-Colored Bedroom

In this colorful bedroom, a wooden armoire stores clothes and shoes, while a vintage suitcase topped with throw pillows provides extra storage for linens. The large floor-to-ceiling curtain keeps the space cool and shaded.

Burgundy Throw Pillows

Burgundy throw pillows bring color and texture to this white bedroom. Above the bed, a floating shelf and woven mirror heighten the walls, making the space seem that much larger.