Working in the NY area I do my fair share of NYC apartments. While I love Manhattan the size of NYC apartments is not for everyone. Most times they are very petite, have restrictions with paint/wallpaper, installs can be a pain with walk up only buildings and did I mention they tend to be really petite!
As a designer my biggest hurdle in designing NYC apartments is finding furniture pieces that are in the right scale, great quality and won’t break the bank. I’m always testing out new sources and I love to share when I find a winner. For my sister’s apartment the main big purchase for the new apartment was a new sectional. Their new apartment was larger than their studio, but asking for a sectional was pushing it!
After a little digging I found the Lexington sectional from APT 2B.
It was a sectional, but still petite in scale and it had a perfect mid-century modern vibe to it that I knew they would love. It arrived during the summer and they have been loving it. This past weekend we finally got to install most of the living room and dressed it up a bit.
Swoon, right? I’m so in love with it!
Close up of fabric: We went with the Charcoal. It’s a dark gray so it’s still pretty much a neutral so we get the same neutral backdrop as a white sofa, but this way we don’t have to worry as much about dirt or pet hair.
Close up of tufting. It’s not super deep tufting which we enjoyed since that it more gender neutral and not overly girly. Plus it’s a bit more comfy than deep tufting.
I went a bit pattern and color happy with my pillow picks for this space. The main fabric for the space is Amrapali fabric by Designers Guild then I paired that with a dark blue leopard print with citron piping and one orange velvet pillow with hot pink piping.
Then I paired the other end of the sofa with that beautiful Designers Guild fabric and an orange and pink ikat with orange piping.
The floral fabric was on the pricey side so in order to get the most out of it I decided to just use it for the fronts and then added a contrasting polka dot on the back and piped it in cobalt blue to pick up the blue stripe in the rug.
The best part was that I had enough fabric to use the floral fabric for two more pillows for a different look. Flip over the larger pillows for the polka dot version and then I added the smaller floral pillows with pom pom trim.
To give those pillows more life I backed them with a more neutral fabric.
So happy with how it turned out! The sectional was the perfect background for my pillow party! Plus it fit the space perfectly. My sister and her hubby to be were able to get the cozy chaise they wanted and I still got a piece that was designer friendly.