Pale blue and green Gustavian living room in a Manhattan apartment via @thouswellblog(via Domino, photography by Brittany Ambridge)

In Hayley Sarno’s studio apartment in Manhattan, Farrow & Ball and Patrick Mele collaborated on a serene small-space makeover. In the living room (shown above), beige walls and pine floors were replaced with F&B’s Borrowed Light and Purbeck Stone paints. The exposed beams in the apartment inspired a bucolic palette, using pale blues and greens with a mix of Gustavian-style and contemporary furniture. A marble floor was recreated on a canvas floor cloth, painted by Sarno’s mother. I love the classic pattern and the cool effect of the marble in the room, plus the durable floor cloth is functional in high-traffic areas. I’m tempted to find a room to try my hand at one (a great DIY is on Design*Sponge)! The pastoral style brings a lot of peace to the small space, and by choosing light colors for both the walls and floors, the room feels ethereal. Shop my take on this room below.


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  1. All that natural light is making me insanely jealous, especially as I’m photographing a room in my house today and don’t have anything near that much light!

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  2. I feel like I want to be sitting in this very room drinking a gin and tonic. It’s so classy. It’s also hard to believe it’s in Manhattan! What a stunning space.

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