Pre-Depression Era Home With Modern Interior, Marble Details

Once a dark and stuffy Pre-Depression Era apartment, this outdated space has since received a modern update. Crisp white walls extend from the entryway all the way to the master bedroom, providing a bright backdrop for contemporary furniture and marble accents.

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Photo By: David Giral

Hallway in Pre-Depression Era Apartment Before Renovation

Designers transformed this traditional look to something more contemporary to reflect the style of the homeowners.

Ambient Light and Modern Art Collection Update Pre-Depression Era Hallway

Before renovating this pre-Depression era apartment, the spaces in the home were very dark and traditional. To remedy this, designers added ambient light to brighten up the space. In this hallway, they restored the neoclassical plasterwork to highlight the architectural elegance of the space and added modern art to match the homeowner's personal style. These efforts highlight the history of the building, perfectly blending it with the modern style of the homeowner.

Living Room Before the Renovation

Before the renovation, this living room was very traditional. The space was dark, lit only by sconces and the odd lamp, and it felt very cluttered. Designers have simplified the space and modernized it so that it now feels open and light.

Intimate and Sophisticated Living Room

From dreary and dated to calm and sophisticated, designers restored the neoclassical plaster work in the living room to reveal a luxurious, yet comfortable space. They removed the old fireplace that was dark and too heavy for the space and replaced it with a monolithic slab of real marble and a fully functioning fireplace that is light and inviting. The room’s lower ceiling lends the space an intimate feel that is enhanced by the absence of a television, putting the emphasis in this space on face-to-face family time.

Modern Design in Intimate Living Room

The neutral color palette in this space gives this living room a bright, inviting feel, while darker tones on the sofas and the curtains help to make the space feel intimate, and with the absence of a television, this space is the perfect place for the family to gather for some face time.

Dining Room in Pre-Depression Era Apartment Before the Renovation

The dining room in this space before the renovation was traditional and cluttered, so designers created a dining space with a more streamlined, elegant design.

Renovated Modern Dining Room in Acadia

Once a very traditional and dated dining room, this space is now a modern masterpiece. To lighten up the dark room, designers added ambient lighting, and to modernize the space, they brought in an elegant dining table and chairs that were upholstered in luxurious Missoni fabric. Modern art and an beautiful rug were also added to the space to modernize it.

Eating Area Before the Renovation

This dining space was outdated and closed in, but designers turned it into an open, modern space.

Custom Banquette Gives Modern Kitchen an Eat-In Component

The owner wanted a place where his family could enjoy meals together, so designers added a custom banquette to give the kitchen an eat-in space, while the fun upholstery makes the space lively and casual. Although the main function of the banquette is to provide seating for the family, it serves the dual purpose of hiding the radiator in the home and was built to be easily taken apart and moved in case repairs need to be made.

Pre-Depression Era Kitchen Before the Renovation

Before the renovation, this kitchen was dark, claustrophobic and outdated; however, designers turned this space into a modern masterpiece.

Polished and Functional Modern Kitchen in Pre-Depression Era Apartment

Since the homeowner's main focus in the design of his home was spending time with his family, designers created an open plan kitchen with plenty of space to prepare, cook and enjoy meals together. State of the art appliances and tech features have been cleverly hidden behind cabinet doors and in the kitchen island to maintain the design's seamless and polished appearance.

Sleek Kitchen Island Gives Plenty of Work Space to Modern Kitchen

This sleek kitchen island gives the homeowner and his family plenty of space to create and enjoy their food. The size of the island not only gives the family space to enjoy each other and their culinary creations, it also adds plenty of space to conceal the high tech devices the family needs.

Bedroom in Pre-Depression Era Apartment Before the Renovation

The bedroom in this apartment before the renovation was very traditional and very dark, so designers redesigned the space to include luxurious features an an open floor plan.

Acadia's Master Bedroom Gets a Modern Facelift

This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.

Bathroom in Pre-Depressino Era Apartment Before the Renovation

The traditional look of this bathroom before the renovation is a little stuffy, so designers modernized it and made it an oasis. See it at hgtv.com.

Modern Master Bathroom with Plenty of Light and a Large Soaking Tub

This master bathroom used to be dark and claustrophobic, so with the renovation, designers added plenty of light to the space with canned lighting and a modern light fixture. The modern tub gives the homeowner plenty of space to soak after a long day, while the double vanity gives the space plenty of storage.

Pre-Depression Era Library Before the Renovation

Wall to wall green was not a good look for this pre-depression era library, but designers have revamped the space, restoring it to the intellectual haven it was always intended to be.

Modern Library with Retractable Screen

This library space was once a sea of wall-to-wall green with gold accents and cluttered bookshelves. Now, the space is elegant and calming. The home's original molding and wainscoting has been restored and highlighted in this sleek, new design, and the bookcases have been cleaned up and stocked with myriad books. The luscious, overstuffed furniture gives the family a great place to relax and read, but this space has also been equipped with some tech savvy gadgets, such as a projector with a retractable screen, so that the family can watch their favorite soccer matches in style.