When the Big Apple is at your window you certainly want to maximize the view, and that's exactly what designer Chantal Lamberto did with her latest project. Located in Midtown, New York this 2,269 square foot condo features floor-to-wall windows so that every inch of the monochrome home has a first-class seat to the exciting cityscape below.
Aside from the view, Lamberto's design brief was to create a soothing respite, high above the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. The monochromatic tones and textures certainly inspire comfort and relaxation. In conjunction with comfort, the function was key. "If something didn’t serve a specific purpose then it wasn’t placed," explains Lamberto. "Less is more was the mantra. Minimal but with warmth."
Read on to see more of this monochromatic space with style notes from Lamberto along the way (and a glimpse at the striking views).
The open-plan living room expands into the dining room with an expanse of views from all sides.
The corner window views span up the east side of Manhattan and out across the east river.
Comfort was crucial for Lamberto so the seating area became a real focal point where her clients could rest and watch movies together.
The large space is broken up by bold floor-to-ceiling pillars that resemble old-world European architecture.
Lamberto laments that brass is the common finish for most furniture pieces today, so she really had to push vendors to do polished nickel. "I’m so happy we did because it has a very soothing, timeless and ethereal effect," she explains. "The metal finishes add a hint of glimmer without being flashy."
The dining area is nestled in the northeast corner of the home with more breathtaking views. Now this is how you entertain at home.
One paint color was used throughout the home to ensure cohesiveness was a priority. The walls are painted with a custom mix of C2 Paint that Lamberto tells me required an Uber to be sent to New Jersey to collect.
The soft neutral tones continue from the living/dining room and into the bedrooms. Here nickel is also found in the wall sconce and console.
The primary bedroom looks like a soft and fluffy cloud, we bet it feels like that too.
The term "Primary Bedroom" is now widely used to describe the largest bedroom in the home, as it better reflects the space’s purpose. Many realtors, architects, interior designers, and the Real Estate Standards Association have recognized the potentially discriminatory connotations in the term "Master." Read more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge.
Everything looks like it feels soft to the touch. This tactile approach to the textiles used throughout the apartment was all part of Lamberto's vision to maintain a vibe of coziness and comfort.
No room in the house is without a stunning view. Even the guest bedroom comes with its own window to the Big Apple below.
Most of the furniture was bought in white or light-toned hues to bring a soft, light and airy energy into the home.
The bathroom continues this neutral palette with timber floors bringing warmth and anchoring it a little.