High ceilings, oversized windows flooding with light, and engaging wall art – the Upper East Side interiors style scream old world luxury fused with the subtleties of modernity. Don’t you ever wish your surname is Rockefeller so you can live in the same New York grandeur?
Luckily, it doesn’t matter what your last name is; you can achieve the same upscale Manhattan elegance in your own home with these simple tweaks to your interiors.
Mix a modern chair with your classic sofa
Perhaps inspired by the eclectic mix of New York City, today’s Upper East Side is a cross of old world sophistication and contemporary designs. Marry the old with the new by adding a modern chair like a Replica Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci Pasha chair amongst your classic sofa and an upholstered quilted armchair from Phil Bee Interiors.
Set your coffee table in glass
In contrast with the rich texture of your sofa and drapes, a coffee table in glass like Replica Isamu Noguchi’s design strikes a balance while adding a more luxurious feel. To make it even more interesting, layer a glass table from John Lewis over a table made of wood or marble.
Flood your home with light
The most striking feature of Upper East Side interiors is the substantial amount of light coming in from the large windows. It is also normal to see a number of lamps in the prestigious neighborhood. Bathe your own interior with lots of light with classic table lamps from brands like Cougar Lighting as well as ceiling pendant lamps and chandelier-inspired ceiling lights from John Lewis.
Etch some culture in your space with sculptures
Hang contemporary art on your wall
Another notable element in an Upper East Side home is the presence of a conversational piece of artwork. It can be a huge painting or a series of contemporary photographs. Hang a Madonna art print by Mr Brainwash, replicas of famous drawings, or period photographs of New York City.
Warm up with a chic fireplace
To warm you up in the chilly months of the year, why not add to your main living space a stylish fireplace like an Imagin bioethanol fireplace. It gives your home a touch of warmth, and pleases your stylistic eye.