CITY CHIC

Manhattan Pied-à-Terre from Marilyn Rose Interiors

By Sally Gilhooley

Marilyn Rose, who designed the elegant North Shore home of a busy executive couple with two children, developed this luxurious city space for her clients’ wife whose business often keeps her in town quite late. Attaining this apartment was a solution to that situation.

Kravet fabrics in the living room enhance upholstery by Louis J. Solomon. Lucite lamps project soft, romantic lighting.

Side paneled draperies hung with pattern displayed horizontally is repeated vertically on sofa cushions.

Marilyn, with her associate, Stacey Walker, created the warm and inviting color scheme of soft cream, taupe and sea glass rendered in an opulent transitional design that is very au courant. Said Marilyn, “We mixed a lot of different textures and all of the accessories are translucent and do not take up space visually.”

Living room walls are papered in a mosaic-like pattern in sea glass complementing plush upholstered furnishings of various textures and patterns. The sleep sofa is accented by small, easily moved marble-topped coffee tables with an eye-catching design base that marries well with the curvy mirror frame. “We strive not to match items, we just want them to have a conversation with each other,”  Marilyn remarked.

Side panel draperies display a horizontal stripe pattern which is repeated vertically on the sofa cushions. Roman shades in a sheer fabric insure privacy. The contemporary entertainment credenza hides the mechanics and is accented by the shining silver box – which doubles as a stylish remote control holder – and Lucite candlesticks. Silk leopard skin patterned armchair fabric trimmed with nailheads adds more texture. Handsome monochromatic floral prints display in silver frames. The two-level carpet pattern in a soft sea glass by designers North Carpet unites the whole room. “Here we mixed silver and gold – gold to create warmth and silver to add a contemporary touch,” commented Marilyn.

The Greek key trim on the draperies is also found in the picture-frame detail on top of the throw.

The mirror is a sunburst in silver metal flanked by silver leaf motif wall décor.

Moving into the bedroom area, the soft, soothing space is done in silver and lilac using Kravet and Beacon Hill fabrics. The bed throw’s trim is repeated in the single panel draperies used with Roman shades. The unique three-dimensional wall décor in gold and silver finish coordinates with the pair of silver leaf motif framed accessories on the opposite wall. Lavender carpeting has the visual effect of appearing to change color depending on one’s vantage point. “The space feels very enveloping and serene and the client is thrilled with the outcome,” said Marilyn.