When fascinating patterns and colors collide, inspiration is born. With extensive experience in the design field, well-known designer Karim Rashid strikes again. His bold works are once again showcased in this colorful apartment in New York City. Three spacious rooms located at the crossroads of Chelsea and the West Village’s meatpacking district were designed and furnished by the designer, composing an extravagant interior design focusing on matching patterns, textures and colors. Spreading over almost 2,000 square feet, the loft gathers expressive details under the 12? ceilings. Modern furniture part of Karim’s portfolio adorned the white rooms, creating a unique display of comfortable spaces and demanding undivided attention. Glossy floors in the kitchen reflect natural light filtered through tall windows and patterned space separators alongside a pink rug define the vivacious living space. Already rented, the fascinating space seen on Afflante remains as an inspiration source for those who love vivid colors and bold patterns.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is accentuated by pops of color in an elegant fashion. These colorful additions can be often swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom irrespective of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’ for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing, elegant, bright and refreshing, it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.