In New York's Upper West Side, we find this beautiful townhouse, which was transformed into a warm abode by Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co. Soft textures create a sense of cosiness and calm. With contemporary furniture and a colour scheme consisting mainly of neutrals, this is the perfect home for a young family.
For every client, Chango & Co knows how to work out a unique design, and they prove it with this home. When you enter the living room, you immediately notice that it looks very clean and has a warm colour palette consisting of beige and cream tones. This fitted perfectly with the vision the interior designer had in mind, namely a home that feels open and light. The fireplace with rounded corners and a minimalist design is the true showpiece of the living room. These organic shapes recur in the rest of the interior, for instance in the windows, the armchairs and the wooden side tables. This gives the room a beautiful softness. The carpet by Beauvais Carpets brings extra texture to the living room. The same colour palette is carried through to the kitchen. There, wood provides a soft contrast to the neutral tones without being too loud. The kitchen cabinets are painted white and have gold accents, while the backsplash does not stand out with its white tiles either. Calacatta gold was selected for the countertop, and the ensemble is complemented by brown woven chairs at the kitchen island. The dining room, located right next to the kitchen, has a large window that provides the space with plenty of natural light. For the dining table, a deliberate choice was made for wood that is a slightly darker shade than the rest of the interior. The beige chairs with black accents, in turn, perfectly match the lighting above the table. The credenza, again with round shapes, completes the picture. One floor up, we find the master suite, which creates a sense of calm thanks to the plush furniture. A real eyecatcher is the bed’s headboard, produced in a beautiful cream colour and extending into a long seat at one end of the room. With its darker colour, the chandelier adds dimension and contrast to the room. The bathroom, too, is a real oasis of calm. The large white bathtub looks inviting and has a strategic position right in front of the three windows. There is a bathroom cabinet with a washbasin on each side of the room, which makes this bathroom very suitable for busy mornings.
Wood provides a soft contrast to the neutral tones
In the children's room, some pale pink shades were chosen for a dreamy, playful feel. The pastel wallpaper enhances this atmosphere but does not come across as too busy. The guest room remains in the same calm style as the rest of the home. The Akari lamp by the Japanese-American Isamu Noguchi certainly deserves to be mentioned here. In the 1950s, the designer was considered a true icon of modern design, and even today his models perfectly complement many interiors. The guest bathroom differs from the other bathrooms with its beige-black tiles but does not stand out too much. Finally, we also like to show the relaxation area, where the young family can spend time together. The beige sofa by Norm Architects offers plenty of seating, while the wooden beams of the ceiling give it a cosy feel. From this space, you can also access the spacious outdoor terrace, where a light blue table by Cassina provides a colourful accent. This beautiful townhouse underwent an impressive transformation. You won't have enough eyes to fully enjoy every detail and choice here. Dreams can sometimes be very tangible, and this home is one of the best examples of that.
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Photography by Nicole Franzen