Design Tip: Designing with Dark Hardwood Floors White walls and light wood furniture with dark floors look great. For the most harmonious look, choose wood furniture that matches the warmth of your floors but is a few shades lighter. The lighter wood furniture, fluffy white rugs, and crisp white walls here provide contrast to the dark wood floors without appearing stark.
Specht Harpman - Benenson Warren Residence In order to create an elegant family-friendly duplex, Specht Harpman combined and renovated two classic six apartments on the Upper West Side. The plan creates a series of appropriately-scaled and thoughtfully decorated rooms for this growing young family. Warm materials connect the children's play and dining spaces to the grown-up living spaces, all within a clean, modern design aesthetic.
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Tribeca Loft Residence. New York, NY. This lower Manhattan loft in a former printing house was originally designed by Specht Harpman for a couple of television producers. When the new owners bought it, they hired us to create a new interior in which to showcase their contemporary art collection and to accommodate their young family.