The first room comes from architect Agnieszka Ufnal and takes its design inspiration from the hustle and bustle of New York City life, although in a serene way. The highly organized space, designed for a school-aged girl, uses swaths of bright yellow to create the kinetic feel of taxicabs in Times Square. When paired with simple line drawings and graphic wallpaper, the resulting room is both playful and sophisticated, much like a urban-dwelling child is expected to be.
Fashion Designer-Decorated Upper East Side Apartment
When designer Adrienne Vittadini bought her Upper East Side apartment with husband and business partner Gianluigi Vittadini in 1986, the couple pretty much gutted the place and started over. In the almost 30 years since, Vittadini has, she says, "continually fiddled," but the one thing that always remains constant is the serene palette: a cream with "greenish yellow undertones" she likens to the color of hay, and which defines much of the living space. A small dose of animal print provides…
Each tiny section fits so perfectly and serenely. nothing out of place, nothing in dissention mode. The color of kings seems to radiate around and within: shades of purple, blues, touches of beige and aquamarine. And: it all fits.
Serenely Colorful - By utilizing simple, white bedding as a foundation, throw pillows can be changed seasonally or when the mood strikes. Combining a discrete foundation with pillows in large graphic patterns creates a look that's vibrant, not overbearing.