Part of a new apartment complex, a two-bedroom flat in Bronxville, New York, had been recently built and was a blank canvas for the new owners. But the flat lacked personality, so the couple approached sister duo Erin Hackett and Meghan Hackett-Cassidy of Hackett Interiors to give it some oomph and pizazz.
The couple wanted a serene scheme, and a home they could feel relaxed in.
Since no-one had lived in the apartment before it was a completely blank canvas, and the Hackett sisters had the opportunity to choose every detail from the flooring to the kitchen, furniture, accents, wallpaper, and beyond.
The apartment sits on the top floor of the building, with large windows and lots of light. Erin and Meghan worked to leverage that serenity and design with furniture, layouts, and a colour palette that didn’t feel too harsh in the space.
KITCHEN - BEFORE
The modern design and empty spaces of the apartment created the perfect blank canvas for a fresh look.
KITCHEN - AFTER
The kitchen features a light scheme of white and blue-grey. The couple didn’t want the kitchen to look too traditional, so Erin and Meghan suggested a classic subway tile with chic CB2 barstools that they reupholstered.
LIVING AREAS - BEFORE
LIVING AREAS - AFTER
With an open floor-plan and layout between the living room and the kitchen, the sisters wanted to keep the muted tones cohesive while also adding subtle hints of lilac, lavender, and touches of metallic.
Meghan and Erin also incorporated a wide variety of transitional furniture for entertaining such as ottomans and console tables.
SITTING ROOM - BEFORE
SITTING ROOM - AFTER
Every window was dressed to emphasise the natural light that floods this top floor apartment.
DINING AREA - BEFORE
DINING AREA - AFTER
Erin and Meghan are fans of mixing high and low products. They mixed in a lot of American high street finds from Pottery Barn, Serena & Lily, and Crate & Barrel.
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CLOAKROOM - AFTER
The cloakroom / WC was given personality with a playful wallpaper that still fell in line with the cool tones and textures throughout the house.
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BATHROOM - AFTER
The bathroom also received a complete transformation, with a luxe, spa-like vibe.
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BEDROOM - BEFORE
BEDROOM - AFTER
For the bedroom, the designers chose cream over crisp, as they felt that it could feel too harsh in the space. They chose Benjamin Moore ‘vanilla milkshake’ for the walls to allow for the patterns on curtains and upholstery and textures in pillows to show.
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Photography: Emily Gilbert