Thursday, 18 April 2019

An Elegant New York Apartment

Joshua Smith is a designer with a deep connection to his work, he strongly believes that "beauty is a spiritual principle and that the home and spirit are deeply connected". 

Reading Joshua's philosophy on design, I totally agree, as how can one feel truly at home unless the spaces reflects their lives as a whole. Every piece in my own home is deeply rooted to me as a person, from my collection of blue and white ginger jars purchased while living in SE Asia to the antique rugs collected while living in Middle East, I even brought back a huge Korean wedding cabinet which took 4 men to lift into my current little cottage. However all these pieces are important memories of my years living overseas and I feel spiritually connected to each piece.

When I visualise a New York apartment, big, bold and contemporary springs to mind not so much classic, Joshua Smith however has created elegant and intimate spaces in this beautiful NY apartment. Abstract artworks and graphic pattern's definitely have an NY feel, juxtaposed with traditional furniture and interesting collectables gives the term 'traditional' a fresh new look. 

I love everything about this apartment, the mix of patterns, collections of porcelain, especially the curved shapes Joshua has chosen such as the lamp below. In fact, curves and circles can be seen throughout the apartment but at the same time Joshua has chosen  a bold, contemporary artwork of squares which mimics the square glass panels in the doors leading to the kitchen and it is the juxtaposed pieces that takes this design to another level.

All images by Peter Murdock Photography

If you love Peter's style and live in the locale's of NY, you might want to hop over to his Houzz profile to see more of his projects including a gorgeous Hamptons home.

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