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?


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  1. This looks too pretty to be in NYC! So chic and relaxed.

    Kosta // Cool Gear Cavalier

    Posted 3.23.16 Reply
  2. Oh wow it’s so chic. The perfect mix of masculine and feminine. Love!

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

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

    Posted 3.22.16 Reply
  5. 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

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