Inside a New York Brownstone

The kitchen and dining area of a New York brownstone, with navy blue cabinets, a black chandelier, and a bike resting against the wall.

Blending contemporary minimalism and antique charm with ease, this renovated New York Brownstone is both elegant and unique. The black antique doors open up into an entryway lined with Moroccan cement tiles, leading the way into a house full of natural light, high ceilings and original mouldings.

A simple colour palette is used throughout; walls are either left with a raw concrete finish or painted in off-white tones, contrasted with accents of black, dark greys and rich wood. There’s a real mixture of polished and refined pieces, creating a balance between a masculine and feminine aesthetic; steel beams are left exposed and heavy wooden benches provide the dining seating area, juxtaposing with ornate chandeliers and delicate fabrics.

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A set of navy blue double doors with a spherical glass light fitting above them leading into the hallway of the New York brownstone.

The study in a New York brownstone with navy blue paneled walls and dark brown wooden furniture, including a desk, sets of drawers and lamps.

A light room in a New York brownstone with white walls, a large mirror and a brown sofa.

A dark brown dining table and chairs in a New York brownstone.

Words by Angharad Jones. Images property of Ty Cole.

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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