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produced by ANNA KOCHARIAN
photos courtesy of  TAMARA MAGEL

We recently caught a very special glimpse inside interior designer,Tamara Magel’s latest project – a stunning home in NYC’s prestigious landmark, One Fifth Ave. The clients, a young power couple, purchased their first home, after the arrival of their new baby. While the original interior of the home featured outdated furnishings and an overall gloomy aesthetic, Magel completely transformed the place from the ground up – herringbone flooring, a black trim, whitewashed walls, and vibrant art included. Take a look!

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE DESIGN? The inspiration was a mix of French and American glamour. We were aiming for a European feel with an NYC sensibility.

WHAT DID THE COUPLE SPLURGE ON WHEN IT CAME TO THE DECOR? The architectural details of the home, including the herringbone floors and the lighting.

The couple, who loves to entertain, were looking for a space where they could accommodate a large number of guests for parties and various gatherings. CHAIRS Blue velvet chairs by Milo Baughman CHANDELIER custom by Lindsey Adelman

A complementary combination of masculine and modern, with an undeniable hint of glamour.

WERE THERE ANY CHALLENGES DURING THE REDESIGN? Implementing the 2,200-sq-ft apartment with an array of desired functions and elements. The clients were looking for a table for two, which would have the capability of expanding to a dining table for 12. They also wanted large closets, a nursery, three bathrooms, and a home office.

WHAT MAKES A HOME BEAUTIFUL? The combination of textures. In this space, we paired linen sofas with velvet chairs, and brass accents against cozy throws, to name a few! I loved the built-in features of the space, with special details such as mirrors and brass lighting.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE HOME? The marble and brass bathroom, as well as the dining room! I love the point of entry of the dining room, and seeing the Apparatus sconces and the Lindsey Adelmanlight.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WOULD IMPLEMENT FROM THIS DESIGN INTO YOUR OWN SPACE? The marble custom sink, marble entry wallpaper, any of the lighting options from Apparatus, as well as the Minottisofa.