Rustic modern kitchen design in New York City via @thouswellblog

In the home of the executive VP and chief retail creative officer for Ralph Lauren Home, Alfred Paredes, the signature RL look is brought to a Manhattan high rise with lots of wood and an all-neutral palette. With a timber ceiling and large glass doors with metal mullions in the living room, the apartment takes on the feeling of a rambling hacienda. The open air views and a lush patio extend the home’s high-country style outside, perfect for warm-weather entertaining. It’s incredibly striking how far from a New York apartment this apartment feels – the distinct architecture and open plan living space evoke the feeling of a welcoming, spacious home. Below, the dining room creates a central landing for the living room, with vintage Tolix chairs and a huge wrought-iron Spanish lantern above.


Modern rustic dining room with Tolix chairs, wrought-iron Spanish lantern, jute rug via @thouswellblog
Modern rustic apartment with modern painting via @thouswellblog
Rustic modern living room with timber ceiling, Ralph Lauren Home sofa via @thouswellblog

The living room has an especially cozy, collected feel. An African stool sits by a low-slung rolled arm sofa from Ralph Lauren Home, with a large vintage floor lamp extending overhead. Joining the living and dining areas is a large jute rug, a laid-back neutral backdrop for the two areas.

Large Manhattan patio with dining table and outdoor umbrella via @thouswellblog
Modern bathroom with stainless steel bathtub, black subway tiles via @thouswellblog(via Architectural Digest, photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna)

The stunning polished steel bathtub and black subway tiles create a sharp contrast that’s fresh but still classic. Like the kitchen, the black accent gives the room a contemporary edge that’s so timeless. How do you like this rustic take on a Manhattan apartment?



  1. So true, it does seem so far from a New York apartment! It’s amazing how much space there is -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 3.22.16
  2. Goodness! This doesn’t look like a NYC apartment at all. This person did a truly extraordinary job!

    Posted 3.22.16
  3. Literally home goals – especially since it’s in NYC.

    Posted 3.22.16
  4. Oh wow it’s so chic. The perfect mix of masculine and feminine. Love!

    Posted 3.22.16
  5. This looks too pretty to be in NYC! So chic and relaxed.

    Kosta // Cool Gear Cavalier

    Posted 3.23.16

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