Double Unit Apartment Transformation With Art Deco And Mid-century Vibes

Not long ago interior design studio Frederick Tang Architecture was approached by a young family who wanted to give their new home a unique look. The project was ambitious but also very exciting. The end goal was to combine and renovate two units on the 6th floor of a New York building and to turn them into a modern family home. The style that the clients had in mind was a combination of different influences: mid-century, art deco, retro and of course modern. The 3,400 square feet of space (315 square meters) were more than enough to make their dreams come true.

After removing some of the interior walls, a more open and modern layout was introducedView in gallery
After removing some of the interior walls, a more open and modern layout was introduced
The sitting room is infused with elegant art decor beauty and has a fireplace as a focal pointView in gallery
The sitting room is infused with elegant art decor beauty and has a fireplace as a focal point

The apartment’s outdated, dark and divided layout and decor were quickly transformed. A large common area was created by combining several spaces into one. The sitting room, kitchen and dining area became one and a music room and a study were also added, with the possibility to have them closed off whenever needed. Some of the interior walls had to be removed in order to make that happen. Also, lots of custom elements were added throughout the apartment.

The dining area is furnished with a gorgeous black table with a lacquered finish and stylish blue chairsView in gallery
The dining area is furnished with a gorgeous black table with a lacquered finish and stylish blue chairs
The kitchen was expanded and incorporated into the open-concept areaView in gallery
The kitchen was expanded and incorporated into the open-concept area

The master bedroom features a stylish tufted headboard and the dressing room was specifically designed to reflect the owner’s predilection for art deco elegance and glamour. The daughter’s bedroom has a subtle vintage vibe, featuring a quirky and playful palette of colors and patterns. The family’s two dogs were not neglected either as one of the bathrooms also doubles as a pet spa.

A smaller dining table sitting by the window marks a casual breakfast areaView in gallery
A smaller dining table sitting by the window marks a casual breakfast area
The palette of materials featured throughout the apartment includes white oak along with various glamorous additionsView in gallery
The palette of materials featured throughout the apartment includes white oak along with various glamorous additions
There's also a separate music room with a similarly simple yet very elegant designView in gallery
There’s also a separate music room with a similarly simple yet very elegant design
A study room was designed, allowing the owners to occasionally work from homeView in gallery
A study room was designed, allowing the owners to occasionally work from home
A second fireplace was incorporated into a sleek custom consoleView in gallery
A second fireplace was incorporated into a sleek custom console
Materials such as marble and quartz add elegance and glamour to some of the apartment's utilitarian areasView in gallery
Materials such as marble and quartz add elegance and glamour to some of the apartment’s utilitarian areas
A preference for dark accent colors and rich textures highlights a love for mid-century glamourView in gallery
A preference for dark accent colors and rich textures highlights a love for mid-century glamour
The master bedroom features a custom-designed tufted headboard which wraps seamlessly around the cornersView in gallery
The master bedroom features a custom-designed tufted headboard which wraps seamlessly around the corners
This room also has a custom vanity complemented by a stylish mirror and a sleek accent chairView in gallery
This room also has a custom vanity complemented by a stylish mirror and a sleek accent chair
This bathroom doubles as a pet spa, featuring a tall but shallow shower and sink area for the dogsView in gallery
This bathroom doubles as a pet spa, featuring a tall but shallow shower and sink area for the dogs
White marble adds lots of elegance to the master bathroom and complements its minimalistic styleView in gallery
White marble adds lots of elegance to the master bathroom and complements its minimalistic style
The double-sink floating vanity is complemented by a matching marble top and three-section wall mirrorView in gallery
The double-sink floating vanity is complemented by a matching marble top and three-section wall mirror
The daughter's bedroom is delightfully colorful and has a very stylish lookView in gallery
The daughter’s bedroom is delightfully colorful and has a very stylish look
Custom benches frame the bed, creating versatile sitting areasView in gallery
Custom benches frame the bed, creating versatile sitting areas
The geometric tile pattern brightens up this bathroom without making it look too busyView in gallery
The geometric tile pattern brightens up this bathroom without making it look too busy
In order to achieve this magnificent new design, the apartment's original layout suffered major changesView in gallery
In order to achieve this magnificent new design, the apartment’s original layout suffered major changes
The initial kitchen was small and not at all inviting or suitable for a modern apartmentView in gallery
The initial kitchen was small and not at all inviting or suitable for a modern apartment
New materials, finishes and colors give this place a whole new characterView in gallery
New materials, finishes and colors give this place a whole new character
In this area the designers added curved corners which widen the space and offer it a more glamorous feelView in gallery
In this area the designers added curved corners which widen the space and offer it a more glamorous feel