A Chic Manhattan Makeover by David Kleinberg

David Kleinberg design in Manhatta via belle vivir blog

This Manhattan apartment was designed by David Kleinberg and it exemplifies what I interpret as a Chic Home.  A home with a classic architecture furnished with modern art and a mixture of classic and modern furniture.  A chic space for me is a space where things juxtapose with tension and friction,  where according to conventional thought, things are not supposed to work but they do.  This home designed by David Kleinberg is a perfect reference to it.  Enjoy!

David Kleinberg design in Manhatta entryway

The design in this hallway explains more than anything of my whole idea of a “chic home.”  Classic architecture is juxtaposed with modern art such as the Jean-Michel Basquiat painting (right) and the unexpected texture of the stainless steel bench.   This a perfect interpretation of classic lines in a modern way.

David Kleinberg design in Manhatta
Love the use of bright color balanced with neutral here.  I also love the fun touch of the Tibetan goat pouf and the abundance of curvy lines.
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David Kleinberg design in Manhatta
I’m not a big fan of the color mahogany but it has never seemed so regal as in this room.
David Kleinberg design in Manhatta de gournay
De Gournay wallpaper in the wife’s office.
David Kleinberg design in Manhatta kitchen via belle vivir blog
This kitchen looks like heaven!
David Kleinberg design in Manhatta bathroom via belle vivir blog
Perfect bathtub to relax at the end
of the day.
All images from Architectural Digest.

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  • very elegant home.I especially like the kitchen design

  • I love that definition of chic, Julie: "juxtaposition of things that are not supposed to work, but they do". Have a wonderful week!
    Ada

  • Oh those doors in the foyer are fabulous!!!
    Very chic!
    xo Karolyn

  • The combination of traditional architecture, modern art and a mixture of traditional and modern furniture is so elegant. I've been lusting after that stainless steel bench ever since I first saw it. And the wife's office … just perfect. I could be very happy living in this apartment!

  • Always looking for these kinds of great content and information over the internet. Really very appreciating. Keep it up Thanks