Owl Mobile Above Window in Girl's Nursery

This cute owl mobile hangs above the large window to give it a nice little pop of color, as well as tie it into the room's design. The owls were hand stitched and tacked behind the trim so that they could be suspended in the air, adding a pinch of whimsy to this sweet space.

Blue Kitchen and Midcentury Dining Room

In this open concept apartment, the designer cleverly used color to help define different areas. Gorgeous sapphire blue paint covers the walls and ceiling in the entryway and kitchen. As you move into the living areas, the walls shift to shimmery wallpaper.

Midcentury Modern Dining Table and Chairs

To make this dining area friendly and not overbearing, the designer chose a smaller midcentury modern table and dining chairs.

Photo By: Alexey Gold-Dvoryadkin

Black Art Deco Bedroom With Lucite Console

The owner of this bedroom wanted a tv; black wallpaper helps camouflage it. The wallpaper seams turned out to look awkward, so to hide them, the designer cleverly added thin, black molding to give the walls a paneled look.

Neutral Contemporary Master Bedroom With Blue Rug

To create a serene retreat out of this master bedroom, turquoise and jewel-tone accents are layered onto a neutral base. A large Gray Malin print over the bed pulls the color scheme together.

Contemporary Entryway With Black Rug

To make an exciting impression from the moment anyone walks into this apartment, the designer chose wallpaper with a bark-like pattern and a dark jewel-toned color for the ceiling. A shagreen console adds to the layers of texture.

Little Girl's Nursery with Symmetrical Book Cases and a Comfortable Sofa

This sweet little girl's nursery will also be used as a guest room when the family has guests stay the night, so designers added a plush, teal velour sofa that anchors the long wall of the nursery and doubles as a sofa bed when the need arises. To add symmetry to the space, bookcases on either side of the sofa add toy storage, and sconces add light to the space, while not posing a tip-over threat to the little one.

Bookshelf with Bin Storage for Toys

Storage and organization are essential in a child's room. When toys are grouped together, it makes playtime and clean up more manageable. This bookcase from Land of Nod does double duty, offering bin storage below for stuff animals.

Black and White Contemporary Living and Dining Room

Huge windows showcase this apartment's gorgeous city view and fill the living and dining rooms with light.

Black and White Art Deco Bedroom With City View

In a black and white room, try different textures and shades of white to give the space depth and visual interest. This glam bedroom features silk wallpaper and bed linens, a sheepskin rug and a furry armchair.

About Rose Praino

Frank & Rose Praino started YDC Design, a residential and commercial design company, in 2004. They specialize in interior design, business design, real estate design and staging services for New York City apartment dwellers. READ MORE