Whimsical Owl Nursery with Decals and Modern Furniture

To create this nursery, designers first painted the walls a pewter gray color; then, they added birch tree and owl decals to make the space fun and decorative. Once the walls were painted, designers brought in an IKEA dresser and added hand-crafted owl drawer pulls to tie the dresser in to the design of the space. They also added a multicolor rug, a white crib and a modern rocking chair to complete the space.

Black and White Contemporary Living Room

For a family who loves to watch TV, the television goes front and center in the living room. The designer used it as a jumping off point for the rest of the room, refining the tv's boxy look with gray textured wallpaper and hourglass-shaped sconces and echoing the black in other accents.

Flat Light and Fun Rug in Hallway Leading to Little Girl's Nursery

The hallway that enters this nursery is not exempt from the elegant design. A flat light fixture is used in this space to minimize the effect of the low ceiling and allow for plenty of room to open the closet doors. A hop scotch rug leading from the heart of the nursery to the door adds a fun little touch to this space.

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.

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

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.

Tons of Seating in Little Girl's Nursery

Usually, nurseries are only used for sleeping and storage, but designers wanted to add seating so that parents, grandparents and friends have plenty of space to watch the baby sleep and play. On one wall, a soft, velour beckons guests to take a load off, while in another corner, a comfortable sitting area provides the perfect place for soothing a baby back to sleep after a late night wake-up.

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.

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.

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