A Manhattan Apartment With a Harmony of Blues

In sky blue, midnight, and more.

powdery blue ikat curtains
Tara Donne
Sky blue, powder blue, midnight, and navy breathe fresh life into a Manhattan apartment. "The Color Whisperer" Amanda Nisbet works her magic to design a space that's inviting, sparkling, and exciting.
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powdery blue ikat curtains
Tara Donne
Living Room

Her client's favorite color is blue, so designer Amanda Nisbet made it the dominant theme in the Manhattan penthouse apartment. The powdery blue of the living room curtains in Dedar Ikat "plays with the color of the sky." A navy rug from Custom Cool Rugs helps ground the space. Armchairs were reupholstered in S. Harris's Graedon. The custom sofa is in Jane Churchill's Darwin. Walls are clad in Phillip Jeffries Silver Metallic Paper Weave for "a bit of glitz."

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white trellis chair
Tara Donne
Living Room Seating

A white trellis chair by Oscar de la Renta for Century Furniture is paired with a glossy black ceramic stool from Treillage in a corner of the living room.

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macassar ebony banquette
Tara Donne
Living and Dining Area

Nisbet tucked a Macassar ebony banquette into the combined living and dining rooms of a New York apartment. Moore & Giles Cleopatra leather cushions have a shimmery glamour, and an antique bubble chandelier is a whimsical note. Resource Furniture side chairs are covered in Nobilis Filomena. Julian Chichester Dakota table. Chris Leidy triptych. Treillage hurricanes.

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la leaf antique gloss tiles
Tara Donne
Kitchen

Because of the open floor plan, Nisbet brought the dining banquette's Macassar wood to the kitchen island for balance and flow, and to inject another dose of warmth to the modern space. Silvery La Leaf Antique Gloss field tiles from Artistic Tile and Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendants provide sparkle.

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amanda nisbet photo
Tara Donne
Amanda Nisbet

Nisbet in the kitchen.

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oversized glass tiles
Tara Donne
Kitchen Backsplash

Oversize glass tiles backed in silver leaf brighten the space between the kitchen counter and the upper cabinets.

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tiny hallway bar
Tara Donne
Home Bar

Walls lacquered in Benjamin Moore's Aura in Midnight Navy embellish a tiny hallway bar.

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hot pink powder room
Tara Donne
Powder Room

Nisbet upholstered the powder room walls in one of her own fabrics, custom-colored in "hot, hot, hot pink."

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cool rugs opaque carpet
Tara Donne
Master Bedroom

In the master bedroom, Holland & Sherry's boiled wool was used for the curtains and headboard to create a cozy and enveloping feel. Custom Cool Rugs' Opaque carpet "adds a little excitement." Walls in Benjamin Moore's Aura in White Chocolate.

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fred cray abstract painting
Tara Donne
Master Bedroom Painting

An abstract painting by Fred Cray hangs above a Jonathan Adler chest in the master bedroom.

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purple drawerfront side table
Tara Donne
Side Table

Purple drawer fronts on a side table by the New Traditionalists and the client's chartreuse lamp enliven the master bedroom.

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green trundle bed
Tara Donne
Boy's Room

She designed a trundle bed for a boy's room to maximize space. One wall was turned into a display area with Claridge Bulletin Board Cork. Shades in Ralph Lauren Home Lighthouse Stripe.

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brisbone missoni headboard
Tara Donne
Bedroom

A long headboard in Brisbane by Missoni unites twin beds.

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