Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Neutral Territory

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Christina Murphy masters the delicate balance between classic and modern, trendy and traditional, young and refined. The spaces she designs are all of these things at once. They’re timeless, but on trend; sophisticated and fresh. I’ve loved Christina’s work for a few years now and was pleased to see that she recently updated her portfolio with a few new projects. I especially loved this beautiful, neutral Manhattan apartment. As much as I embrace the use of bold colors and patterns, I found this apartment, dressed in soothing whites, creams, and a touch of chocolate to be so refreshing. Despite the fact that it is not filled with bright or deep colors, it still achieves a  great deal of visual impact through the use of interesting art, furniture, and lighting. christina murphy9

{In the entry, Christina mixes traditional elements  such as the French mirror with modern touches like the Lucite console, abstract paintings, and capiz flower hanging pendant.}

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{In the living room, Christina blends various textures—linen, velvet, and sisal while adding in a touch of ikat and some chocolate pillows. The geometric end table and large-scale glass lamp make a statement in the room.}

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{The beautiful kitchen features all of the classic elements we all love—white cabinetry, hardwood floors, marble counters and backsplash. The industrial stool and mirrored hanging light lend a hint of modernity to an otherwise classic space.}

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{The bedroom appears to be a true respite—classic linens in soothing colors, a unique chandelier, and a hint of pattern on the roman shades.}

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{The bathroom features many of the classic elements we saw in the kitchen. The wow factor comes from the stunning herringbone marble floors!}

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{Notice the gorgeous mirrored cabinet fronts in the bathroom. Not only are they beautiful, they help to make the New York-sized space feel larger than it actually is.}


{Images via Christina Murphy Interiors}


Blair Friedeman said...

I adore her home! There are more photos of it over on New York Social Diary -- fun to see the rest of the details.

Anonymous said...

I love her style too! I think I read somewhere that she started out working with Celerie Kemble.

Meg ( Milk and Cotton ) said...

The herringbone, marble floor is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I LOVE that mirrored table in the living room!!! obsessed.


Bliss said...

drool worthy pics. Love, love the dining room and bathroom spaces. Great post!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

WOW - I want every one of these pictures to magically tranform into my own house. LOVE


sewa mobil jakarta said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I agree. Very pretty and easy to love.

Unknown said...

Beautifully designed spaces. There's nothing like a built-in in your dining room.


Splendid Sass said...

Great post! Love the dining room.
Happy Wednesday.

Where the Style Things Are said...

Christina did one of my friend's homes featured in May 2012 House Beautiful - she has a great eye and knack for listening to the client. I love going into that apartment with the apple green lacquered walls!