Texture and Pattern Energize Contemporary Condo

Design firm Wake + Loom infused this condo with a contemporary style full of texture, pattern and smart color choices. Eye-catching wallpapers are used to great effect throughout, while bright metallics, artwork and live plants add extra layers of personality.

Contemporary Open Plan Condo Kitchen and Dining Area

Contemporary Open Plan Condo Kitchen and Dining Area

The open concept layout of this apartment features a kitchen that connects to a small dining area. A rug helps delineate the living area.

Photo by: Studio Jaki Photography

Studio Jaki Photography

What did your client want for the remodeling/redesign of their condo?

The client really needed a complete kitchen renovation and that was one of the main focuses of the project. Our client also loved a clean, modern vibe that felt collected and eclectic.

What was your biggest obstacle on this project?

There was a lot of back and forth on the kitchen renovation. The client wasn’t sure if they wanted to do a full gut or just a facelift. In the end we did a hefty facelift with a side of Botox and worked around the original bones of the kitchen.

What was your favorite space to design?

Black and White Contemporary Bedroom With Wallpaper

Black and White Contemporary Bedroom With Wallpaper

The furnishings are kept simple and elegant in this condo bedroom, all the better to see the exciting wallpaper and rug.

Photo by: Studio Jaki Photography

Studio Jaki Photography

We loved all the wallpaper we got to incorporate in this condo. In the entry we papered the ceiling, which felt a bit daring and playful. We also added bold accent walls in the bedrooms and the living room. The master bedroom was a tough space because it had a lot of odd corners and it was a challenge getting it laid out at first.

How did pattern and texture play a role in your design?

Our client wasn’t afraid of color or pattern, so we had fun with the wallpaper, art and lighting. We could be daring with our lighting choices, which added a whimsical energy to the space.

How did you choose the unique geometric tile kitchen backsplash?

White Cross-Shaped Tile Kitchen Backsplash

White Cross-Shaped Tile Kitchen Backsplash

This kitchen livens up its backsplash with a twist on the classic subway tile: These tiles are in a fresh cross shape.

Photo by: Studio Jaki Photography

Studio Jaki Photography

We wanted to do something extra rich in the kitchen, so we went with a stunning black marble countertop. We knew that this bold choice in material needed a minimal balance, but something more special than a traditional subway tile. We found this cross geometric backsplash in a pure white and knew it was the perfect balance for the kitchen.

How did you select pieces for the gallery wall?


Our client was an art enthusiast and had an existing collection of art for us to work with. We needed a few more pieces and thought the modern graphic vibe would be a good balance with our client’s existing collection.

What’s your favorite thing about this condo?

We got to have fun with the wallpaper, lighting and kitchen. Those elements are what stand out to us in this project.

What “hidden gems” are in your design?

Midcentury Modern Foyer With Round Mirror

Midcentury Modern Foyer With Round Mirror

Subtle patterns make this foyer look very chic, but don't take away from the serene mood set by the cool gray-and-white palette.

Photo by: Studio Jaki Photography

Studio Jaki Photography

Wallpapering the entry ceiling with a subtle geometric paper. It feels like a vortex in the best kind of way and an inviting moment. We also love our plants — we really feel a home isn’t complete until we layer in plants. They add life and warmth and the perfect finishing touch to any space.

Neutral Contemporary Living Room With City Views

This apartment has beautiful skyline views of which floor to ceiling windows take full advantage. To add to the bright feel, designers selected furnishings in light neutral tones, using a mix of materials to layer in texture and depth.

Contemporary Condo Living Room With Leather Sofa

A long rectangular mirror mimics the shape of this living room's clerestory windows and does the neat visual trick of making the room seem wider.

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Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Leather Sofa

Black and white stripes energize the neutral palette of this stylish living room while staying within the serene color scheme. Over the sofa, a long strip of mirror helps widen the room visually.

Living Room With Black and White Striped Pillows

Chic pillows make all the difference in styling up a sofa or an armchair. In this condo living room, black and white striped pillows give a little sass to a pair of white chairs.

White Armchairs With Striped Pillows

Large pillows in cheeky stripes are an easy way to freshen up two white armchairs.

Gray and White Midcentury Living Room With Gallery Wall

A charcoal gray accent wall gives a solid visual anchor for this apartment living room, both a backdrop for the gallery wall and a contrast to the rest of the room's airy decor.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Contemporary Open Plan Condo Kitchen and Dining Area

The open concept layout of this apartment features a kitchen that connects to a small dining area. A rug helps delineate the living area.

Gray Gallery Wall and Mirrored Cabinet

A mirrored cabinet adds glamorous sheen to this wall, but doesn't compete with the artwork above it.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Houseplant in Open Concept Condo

Houseplants are sprinkled throughout this condo's main living areas, a lovely touch of color and life.

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White Open Plan Kitchen With Black Countertops

Black marble countertops shot through with white veins are a dramatic twist in this mostly white open plan kitchen.

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Gold Faucet and Candles in Kitchen

Golden curved faucets soften the dark surface of this kitchen's black marble countertops.

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White Cross-Shaped Tile Kitchen Backsplash

This kitchen livens up its backsplash with a twist on the classic subway tile: These tiles are in a fresh cross shape.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

White Open Plan Condo Kitchen With Black Countertops

This open plan kitchen uses white walls and cabinetry as a base, then makes things interesting with pretty brass hardware, black marble countertops and a subtly patterned backsplash.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Contemporary Foyer With Big Round Mirror

A large round mirror makes a stunning style impression in this condo's foyer. Pillows trimmed in pom-poms are a fun addition to the simple wood bench.

Midcentury Modern Foyer With Round Mirror

Subtle patterns make this foyer look very chic, but don't take away from the serene mood set by the cool gray-and-white palette.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Black and White Contemporary Bedroom With Wallpaper

The furnishings are kept simple and elegant in this condo bedroom, all the better to see the exciting wallpaper and rug.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Black and White Contemporary Bedroom With Pink Pillows

Dramatic black-and-white wallpaper sets an exciting stage in this bedroom, accented with gold and pink details.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Gray Contemporary Bedroom With Wallpaper Accent Wall

Dynamic wallpaper makes a stylish accent wall in this small bedroom. The rest of the room's decor is kept relatively quiet; round mirrors and textured pillows are visually interesting pairings.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Gray Contemporary Bedroom With Wallpaper

Even though this wallpaper features a bold pattern, its quiet colors make the wall more of a neutral. Designers brought depth to the space with sweater knit pillows, a wood headboard and a mirror.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Gray Nightstand and Round Mirror

The look of this bedroom gets its interest from dynamic patterns (amazing wallpaper!) and textures. A gray wood nightstand pairs elegantly with a round mirror and white-and-brass lamp.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

Contemporary Bedroom With Gray Wallpaper

Soft gray keeps the jazzy pattern of this bedroom's wallpaper from overwhelming the small space, helped out by the quiet colors and lines of the bed and bed linens.

Photo By: Studio Jaki Photography

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