Contemporary Manhattan Living Room Design

By: Debra
Designer: Christine M.
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Project Title
Contemporary Manhattan Living Room Design
Project Description
Long, thin rectangular space in Manhattan (aka: small). Linear, begs for more modern/contemp design. Need to LIGHTEN UP
What's your favorite decor style?
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
Not terribly fond of the chain stores. Love very unique things.
What are your favorite colors for walls?
Light Gray,
Light Yellow
What are your favorite colors for furniture and accents?
Custom Color #1,
Custom Color #2,
Custom Color #3,
Custom Color #4,
Custom Color #5
I uploaded a jpeg of the dimensions of the room as per the offering in the condo bylaws.
Photos of your room
Items you want to keep
Room Label
Debra's Living Room
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Mid-day light
What do you currently dislike about the room?
It's TOTALLY uninteresting. Boring, dark, cluttered, not cool and sleek (yet comfortable)

- I want to make it look "lighter" more spacious, less dense, and less dark!!!!

-I'd like a new TV / wall unit, rug(s), coffee table, maybe an occasional table (small) and maybe - if it fits, some sort of "server" around the dining table. Also need window coverings of some sort. NOTE - the windows need to be discussed in more detail - they are strange! Definitely new art and accessories.

-I don't like the color of the legs on the dinning room table. Can we paint that a different color? Maybe something like a silver or chrome like color to match the part of the base that is the mechanism for pulling out the leaves? I'm not in my apartment as I write this, but I think it's basically chrome, so perhaps something to match, or, something totally different that I can't think of right now?
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
Dinning room table by Tobin Casa out of Italy - 63"l by 30"h by 35.5"w, dinning chairs 41.5"h by 25"d by 18"w, Adagio table lamp, club chairs 26"w by 30.5"h by 28.5"d, new sofa ariving by Natuzzi Temore Dark Gray Microfiber, TV (optional, might get new one) Samsung LN40A650A1FXZA, 42" Tribeca Banqueting Chandelier by Michael McHale Designs (optional), artwork attached.

Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
Which type of flooring do you prefer?
Wood, Tile, Stone, Area Rugs
Attach a floor plan
Additional comments to designers
NOTE as of Saturday, Sept 28, 2013 about the sofa I ordered:

The last 3 pictures are of the new sofa. The fabric is NOT what will be on my couch. It WILL be a dark, charcoal grey microfiber. I hope to be getting a swatch soon. The configuration is correct, whereas the photos on any Natuzzi website don't show this configuration. I included the 2 close-ups of the stitching on the thin arms and on the back cushions. The photo may give you the impression that this looks somewhat like an American "Western" motif. It is not. The overall look of the sofa is quite sleek. The legs are chrome (or at least look like that to my untrained eye.) The dimensions are:

The chaise part - Depth = 61 inches, Width = 35 inches, Height = 31 inches

The sofa part - Depth = 36 inches, Width = 78 inches, Height = 31 inches

Can't wait to get started!
Measurements for existing art and new Natuzzi Tempore sofa (dark gray microfiber) coming soon. The floor plan has been updated as well.

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  • Debra
    981 days ago

    AMAZING TRANSFORMATION!!! Simply amazing!
  • Christine M.
    1128 days ago

    I'm so glad you like it. It's been great working with you, Debra!
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5 Dining table

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8 Black table lamp

9 Notebook nesting tables

10 ET2 Conico 2 Light Wall Sconce

11 Modern art painting

12 Floor lamp

13 Flat Roman Shade

14 Emma Jeffs Pixel Adhesive Film

15 Company C Harper Linen Pillow

16 Inhabit Estrella Plinko Synthetic Pillow

17 Balanced Design Hand Printed Shade Pillow

18 Natuzzi sofa

19 coffee table

20 armchairs

21 Bashian Rugs Greenwich Ratna Grey Rug

22 Cats Rule Full Size Perfect Litter Mat - Mushroom Dot

23 Litter Box Hider

24 Flatscreen TV

25 Bespoke TV media unit

26 Textured wallpaper

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Living Room:
Since your room is smaller using a dark and rich color will make it feel cozy, warm, and lounge-like. Selecting a rich gray paint or wallpaper does this while allowing your lighter furniture and wood flooring to stand out.

For your main color, we chose to use gray because it is neutral and seen as classy and modern. It compliments many colors such as white, lavender, and yellow and works well as part of a color scheme in any room.

Use an eggshell finish paint which has a very light touch of shine (similar texture to an eggshell as implied by its name). This finish is very often used for walls and is more durable and easier to clean than matte finish.
Living Room Colors:
ColorNameCompany / CodeLinkArea
Distant Gray matte finishBenjamin Moore / 2124-70Living room wall (sofa wall) + entry wall
Gray matte finishBenjamin Moore / 2121-10Dining wall + media unit wall
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