Sophisticated New York Apartment

As much as I love color, all gray interiors really call out to me. Gray is often seen as boring or bland, but I think it’s actually the opposite. There are so many different shades—some warm, some cool—that the possibilities are endless when it comes to gray. This sophisticated New York apartment designed by Drake/Anderson shows how exciting and beautiful gray interiors can be.

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Home ToursLydia Haak
Color Palette: Black and Orange

Color is a powerful design tool that can totally transform a space and give it a personal touch. Some color combinations, such as blue and white, are timeless, while others are more trendy or associated with seasonal decor, such as black and orange. Since it is so closely associated with Halloween, you don’t often see black and orange in everyday decor.

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InspirationLydia Haak
10 Wonderfully Cozy Bedrooms

In every home I’ve lived in, my favorite space has always been my bedroom. When I was a kid I would spend hours in my bedroom reading, writing, drawing, or one of my many other favorite childhood activities. As an adult, I don’t spend quite as much time in my bedroom, but I’m always eager to get in bed early and watch some Netflix. To me, a bedroom is so much more than just a place to sleep. It’s a safe place that provides a respite from all the craziness in the world. It’s calm and relaxing and makes you feel comfortable. In a word, it’s cozy.

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InspirationLydia Haak
Pattern Play: Trellis

While I wouldn’t consider myself a minimalist, I tend to gravitate towards simplicity in interiors. Whether it’s furniture, fixtures, or decor, I usually don’t like lots of flair or ornamentation. The one exception to this rule would probably be with patterns. I love intricate and complex patterns and one of my favorites is trellis. One of the reasons I like trellis is because there are lots of variations of the pattern, which makes for unique, personalized interiors.

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InspirationLydia Haak