The first time I saw this apartment in Architectural Digest, I oohed and aahed for a good hour. But then life got busy, and sharing this splendor with you guys completely flew out of my mind. Cue a recent blog post by Erin, and there it was again. Ali Wentworth's pre-war Upper East Side apartment.
Decorated by Michael S. Smith, the apartment definitely has a traditional approach, but with less than traditional color schemes. The glossy grey turquoise walls are striking against the deep red drapery table. My favorite part? The Michael S. Smith collection tiles for Ann Sacks. Oh my.
The rusty red velvet sectional creates a relaxing reading nook where art, pillows and accent table all coordinate perfectly together.
The living room, which very well may be my favorite room of the house, is light and airy and yet retains a traditional appeal.
The dining room is in similar tones to that of the living room, except the rug which is a blue pink and green master piece of its own. The shapes and proportions of the room are also perfect, making the room comfortable and inviting.
Last but not least, the library is extra cozy but doesn't compromise on style. The seating is plush, the colors are vibrant: it's the type of room you'd want to spend days in.
While you're at it, you should also go read the AD article. It's written by Wentworth herself and it's highly entertaining!