I was immediately captivated by the chic black lacquered panels that envelop the dining room in interior designer David Kleinberg's new apartment, which was recently featured in New York Social Diary. The rich, chinoiserie panels are all that remains from the apartments 1980's era decor. Gone are the fussy damask window treatments and faux bois walls, artfully replaced by wispy linen drapes and a sleek, streamlined design that shows off the apartments 13 foot ceilings and expansive casement windows. Kleinberg masterfully renovated the dated space, utilizing a muted palette to unify rooms and an eclectic collection of antiques and art which personalize the space. The apartment is now infused with modern elegance; a refined space ready for the twenty-first century.
While Kleinberg kept the chinoiserie panels, the room was updated with a beautiful Art Deco alabaster pendant and sleek dining room table by Raphael.
Before photo of the dining room
The softly tailored living room features a contemporary oil painting by artist Garth Weiser and a smart pair of Danish neo-classical cained back chairs.
A set of soaring casement windows flood the room with natural light.
Before photo of the living room.
Kleinberg designed the sectional sofa which is covered in cream linen punctuated with green linen tape. The walls echo the sofas vertical lines with nail head studded linen panels.
Library before photo.
Calmness pervades in the master bedroom. A smart linen stripe covers the bedroom's walls and window, complimenting the dark custom wood bed.
Before photo of master bedroom.
photos courtesy of NY Social Diary-photographer Jeff Hirsch
before photos courtesy of Curbed.