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When Emmy Rossum purchased her pre-war apartment in Midtown Manhattan, she knew it would need a lot of work. The actress enlisted ELLE DECOR and designer Antonino Buzzetta to transform her 800-square-foot “pied-à-teardown” into the home of her dreams.

Joshua McHugh

Joshua McHugh

The style Rossum sought to achieve was “chic, European, the look of a modern girl who has inherited her grandmother’s stuff. I wanted it to have a young energy, but with old-fashioned touches,” she told Buzzetta. The living room features an antique fireplace Rossum found while shopping with her mother at the Marché aux Puces in Paris.

 

Joshua McHugh

 

Joshua McHugh

The herringbone wood floors were among the only original elements to remain after the extensive renovation. In the new build, Buzzetta added architectural features and refreshed the built-in bookshelves to channel the history of the 1928 building.

 

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Irving Penn photographs and an antique chandelier (see similar style below) Rossum inherited from her grandmother grace the elegant dining area.

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Buzzetta created extra surface space in the compact kitchen by tearing down a wall and building a breakfast bar in its place. To brighten the ebonized cabinetry, he selected Caesarstone quartz countertops and pair of globe pendants inspired by vintage subway lights.

 

Joshua McHugh

Joshua McHugh

Joshua McHugh

When choosing finishes, “Mixing metals is a much more relaxed approach,” Buzzetta said. He selected brass task lights and a timeless crystal chandelier with polished nickel accents in the bedroom. The soothing wall color is Farrow & Ball’s Parma Gray.

 

Joshua McHugh

 

Joshua McHugh

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Linear bath sconces were a sleek solution in the bathroom where wall space was limited. The sink, walls and mosaic floor are outfitted in Ann Sacks marble.

 

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See the full tour in the November issue of ELLE DECOR – on stands now!

Manhattan-base residential design firm, Willey Design LLC, is known for truly collaborating with their clients to fit their needs, taste, and budget.  They never fail to achieve a stunning end result that is comfortable, functional, and timeless.

The owner and founder of Willey Design LLC, John Willey, believes “Interior Design should not be considered an experience for only the well-to-do, but for anyone interested in improving their lives by surrounding themselves with what brings them joy.  For me, great design is a healthy blend of smart investment items mixed with offbeat selections, realizing the space’s full potential with a breath of fresh air.”

Our New York City sales associate Amanda Stoddard says,”John Willey and the design team at Willey Design, LLC are always a pleasure to work with!  They’re decisive, always have a clear vision for what they want, and make beautiful selections for every project.”

 

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Kitchen design in a beautiful Sag Harbor home, featuring the Large Eugene Pendant Light.

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Large media room in Sag Harbor, featuring the Ziyi Small Chandelier and an amazing, Willey designed, chevron pattern carpet.

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We love every detail of this long corridor, featuring several of the  Large Hicks Pendants.

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Gorgeous, modern kitchen design featuring the Caged Lantern with Paper Shade.

LA-23 Master Bedroom

Such an amazing master bedroom design in this Los Angeles residence, featuring a pair of Large Tang Lamps.

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A beautifully designed guest room in a Los Angeles residence featuring the Boston Functional Library Two Arm Wall Light.

For more information on Willey Design’s Sag Harbor Project, check out Ocean Home‘s feature, Sag Harbor Sanctuary! CYou can click here to see more striking designs from Willey Design LLC.

It’s so inspiring to see our customer’s completed projects — we would love for you to share your projects with us and you may be our featured on our next client spotlight!